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Clean & Clear is Five Points South’s beautification and cleanup event that happens three times a year. From trash collection to graffiti removal and greenery efforts, this is your day to give back in Five Points South.

Clean and Clear is a Five Points Alliance program and only made possible through our sponsors and partners and the City of Birmingham.


WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2018 8am-1:30pm
• 8am-8:30am: Check-in
• 8:30am-11:30am: Shift – 3 hours
• 12pm-1:30pm: Lunch
[NOTE: Rain date is Saturday October 27th, 2018]

WHERE: Check-in is located at 1631 15th Ave South and starts at 8am a with group orientation at 8:30am. Five Points South business district and many areas within the neighborhood are targeted for Clean and Clear efforts.

WHAT: At check-in, you’ll receive your assigned cleaning area, complimentary coffee, water and snacks. All we need you to bring is the manpower and some tools.IMPORTANT!!!! We will need 3 pressure washers, some weed eater and a lawn mower.

TARGET AREAAnderson Place Historic District (15th Ave South area)

  • Litter pick-up within and around district.
    • Sidewalk clearing and weed cutting along district (mowers and weed eaters)
    • Tree Trimming along sidewalk.
    • Install new street sign toppers.
    • Cut vacant lots.

WHO: Anyone! From large companies to individuals, families with young children to college students, we’ll find a place and tasks for everyone. Sign up as an individual or gather a team.

WHY CLEAN & CLEAR: Since March 2017, 166 volunteers totaling 543 hours have made Clean and Clear Five Points South a huge success. And we know that beautification efforts like Clean and Clear create a higher quality of life by attracting visitors, residents, reducing crime, encouraging new businesses and instilling pride in the city we all call home.


city we all call home 7,152 pounds of trash and debris has been collected, 4,837 feet of sidewalks/alleys cleaned or cleared, $13,097.16 value of volunteer time and problems with city infrastrucure like vandalism, potholes and damaged bus stops have been reported.

Have a special project idea? Submit it here: jlittle@revbirmingham.org

2017 special projects included alleyways and sidewalks within the fountain area business district cleanups, an alleyway clean up on Cobb Lane, a community park clean up at Valley View Park and clearing the sidewalk on 16th Ave South.