Residents tired of finding litter on their parkway or yard can fight back by "adopting" a city-supplied fancy trash can.
Under the program, available in the city’s Community Development Block Grant target areas, residents can adopt an attractive trash receptacle or "Fancy Can" to help clean up the neighborhood.
Applications and more information are available on the city website. Experience shows that when a trash can is readily available, many people actually use it rather than dropping their litter on the street.
Residents who adopt a can are required to remove full trash bags from it and place them in their trash receptacles for pick up. Additional trash bags are available from the city as needed.
For more information, contact the CDBG Grants Administrator, (847) 866-2928 x2268.