February 13, 2016
Volunteers helped with litter pickup during Clean Sweep 2011.

Keeping Cheney Beautiful 2016

9th Annual Clean Sweep

Call for Volunteers:

Join us on Saturday, April 16, 2016
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Veterans' Memorial Park


For the 9th year in a row, the Cheney community is invited to help out one morning in April to put the shine & polish on our city!  Here's the plan for  Clean Sweep 2016:

Volunteers check in at Veterans' Memorial Park between 8:30 and 8:50 a.m., have a pastry and a cup of coffee or juice (compliments of Edward Jones Investments) and then spread out throughout Cheney looking for litter. 

Volunteers can return to Veterans' Memorial Park at 12:00 for FREE lunch, and to pick up a bag of thank-you offers from our sponsors!

Want to Volunteer?  RSVP Here!

Dumpster Drop-Off Locations - Hours, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.:  To encourage residents in their Spring Cleaning efforts, two drop-off locations will be available for disposal of household garbage, construction debris and fencing, and metals, such as BBQs, bike frames, etc. (but no furniture, please!)  Drop-Off Sites are open to residents of the Cheney Utilities service areas; may need to provide proof of residency, such as a copy of your utility bill, to use this service.   Visit the drop-off bins at  Amazing Grace Fellowship, 416 Betz Road, or on Presley Drive, across from Fire District #3.

Tire & Battery Drop-Off:  Unwanted, unmounted tires may dropped off for FREE recycling at Les Schwab Tire Center, 7 Spokane Street, from 9 a.m. to noon.  **Mounted tires will be accepted for just $4 apiece for passenger & pickup tires, $10 for mounted truck tires.**  Limit:  4 tires per person, please. 

Shredfest:  Dispose of personal documents safely by visiting the United Data Security truck parked at the Cheney Federal Credit Union, 520 1st Street, from 9 a.m. to noon.  To be accepted, papers should be clean, free of paper clips and staples, and limited to the equivalent of 3 paper grocery bags per person. The Credit Union will also be accepting donations for the Cheney Food Bank during the Shredfest!

Household Hazardous Waste may be dropped off at the Emerald Services truck  parked at the Recycling Center, 100 Anderson Road, from 9 a.m. to noon.  This is for disposal of household chemicals such as paints, solvents, antigreeze, batteries, oils, transmission fluids, and pool chemicals.

Recycling & 'Clean Green' Disposal:  Remember that the Cheney Recycling Center, 100 Anderson Road, is open every Saturday, 10-4, for drop-off of clean, sorted recyclables and clean, green yard waste.

Volunteer to Lend a Hand

Volunteers will comb the streets of Cheney on the morning of Saturday, April 16,  picking up litter in the public right-of-way,  to give our town a 'spring facelift.'  This is a great project for Scout troops, church groups, families and neighborhoods!

If you can spend a few hours to help beautify our community, you can RSVP online on our Events page.

If you are willing to be a team leader, helping to organize volunteers, please contact Brett Lucas at 498-9221.

Apparel:  Please wear clothing that fits the task of walking and doing yard work outdoors.  April can bring cool mornings and warmer afternoons, so be sure to wear long pants and have a light jacket or sweatshirt handy.  (No sandals or open-toed shoes, for safety reasons.)

Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
-- Vince Lombardi




We Couldn't Do It Without YOU!

Besides the participating sponsors listed, we are grateful for efforts of these local businesses & organizations:

Amazing Grace Fellowship -- Coordination of one of our drop-off locations.

Cheney Dental Care - Andrew Martinssen, DDS -- Donor of bottled water for participants.

Cheney Public Storage - Helping to provide lunch for Clean Sweep participants.

Farmers/Nixon Insurance - One of the generous donors helping to sponsor lunch refreshments

Fellowship Baptist Church - Helping to provide lunch for volunteers, and coordination of one of our drop-off locations.

Jarms Ace Hardware -- Providing trash bags for the litter pickup effort.

Jackie Scholtz - State Farm Insurance -- Providing fresh fruit for volunteers to snack on.

Jazzercise Cheney  - Donating bottled water for participants, and trash bags.

Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches - Providing a discount on lunch sandwiches for our volunteers.

Rockwood Clinic - Providing boxes of disposable gloves for the trash pickup.

Top of the Line Seafood & Burgers - Donating boxes of disposable gloves for the trash pickup.

Zips Cheney - One of the generous donors supporting Clean Sweep by providing lunch, trash bags, and a team for litter pickup.

Thanks to these members of the Cheney business community  for supporting Clean Sweep! 


Community Development
112 Anderson Road
Cheney, WA  99004

Monday-Friday, 8-5

(509) 498-9240

(509) 498-9249


Staff Contacts:

Brett Lucas

Susan Beeman