Clean Sweep Section

Volunteers needed for Discover Burien’s ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, April 29

Volunteers needed for Discover Burien’s ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, April 29

It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep Event, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, and sponsored by Recology... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Hundreds help beautify Burien in annual ‘Clean Sweep’

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Hundreds help beautify Burien in annual ‘Clean Sweep’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help clean Burien at ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, April 30

Volunteers needed to help clean Burien at ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, April 30

Volunteers are needed to roll up their sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during the city’s annual ‘Clean Sweep,’ starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, and sponsored by Recology... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be Sat., April 30

SAVE THE DATE: Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be Sat., April 30

Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be held from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, starting at its new home base – the brand new Burien Fire Station #2, located at 900... [Read more]

REMINDER: Help beautify Burien during the annual ‘Clean Sweep’ this Saturday

REMINDER: Help beautify Burien during the annual ‘Clean Sweep’ this Saturday

REMINDER: It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during the city’s annual Clean Sweep, starting at 8 a.m. this Saturday, April 25, and sponsored by Recology CleanScapes. From... [Read more]

Help beautify Burien at the annual Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 25

Help beautify Burien at the annual Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 25

It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during the city’s annual Clean Sweep, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, and sponsored by Recology CleanScapes. From... [Read more]

‘Clean Sweep’ in SeaTac nets 30-caliber machine gun from Angle Lake!

‘Clean Sweep’ in SeaTac nets 30-caliber machine gun from Angle Lake!

The Angle Lake Shore Club of SeaTac held their annual ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, July 26th, and in addition to retrieving lots of trash and half a wooden boat, they also found a Browning 30 caliber... [Read more]

Over 5 tons of trash was picked up during Discover Burien’s ‘Clean Sweep’

Over 5 tons of trash was picked up during Discover Burien’s ‘Clean Sweep’

The numbers are finally in for the 2014 Burien Clean Sweep – over 200 volunteers arrived at Fire Station No.2 to help keep Burien clean the morning of April 29, and collected a total of 5.34 tons of... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien’s Clean Sweep & Shred Day is this Saturday, April 26

REMINDER: Burien’s Clean Sweep & Shred Day is this Saturday, April 26

[EDITOR’S NOTE: BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer is on the Board of Discover Burien, a local business non-profit.] REMINDER: It’s time again to roll up your sleeves to tackle trash and beautify... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help clean up Shorewood Park & downtown Burien

Volunteers needed to help clean up Shorewood Park & downtown Burien

The City of Burien will be holding some Arbor Month-related events where YOU can help clean your city up: Hello wonderful volunteers! Mark your calendars for April opportunities to get involved around... [Read more]

Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep & Shred Day will be Saturday, April 26

Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep & Shred Day will be Saturday, April 26

[EDITOR’S NOTE: BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer is on the Board of Discover Burien, a local business non-profit.] It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien... [Read more]

Burien’s HomeTask shredded just under 2 tons of paper during Shred Day

Burien’s HomeTask shredded just under 2 tons of paper during Shred Day

On Saturday, April 20, HomeTask hosted “Shred Day” at its downtown office as its participation in Discover Burien’s Annual Clean Sweep, shredding just under two tons of paper! From financial... [Read more]

Record amount of trash picked up at this year’s Clean Sweep event – over 10 tons!

Record amount of trash picked up at this year’s Clean Sweep event – over 10 tons!

A record amount of trash was picked up at this year’s Discover Burien Clean Sweep event (held April 20) – over 10 tons –  according to Event Manager Debra George. “Over 10 tons of trash... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday

PHOTOS: Scenes from Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday

Dozens of volunteers got up bright and early Saturday morning to help brighten downtown Burien during Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep,’ which started at 8 a.m. at the Fire Station. BTB... [Read more]

Help Beautify Burien During Annual Clean Sweep Event Saturday, April 20

Help Beautify Burien During Annual Clean Sweep Event Saturday, April 20

Discover Burien (we’re members, and Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves on the board) will be holding its annual ‘Clean Sweep’ event on Saturday, April 20, where everyone is invited... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Volunteers Gather To Clean Up Their Community

PHOTOS: Volunteers Gather To Clean Up Their Community

This morning marked the 12th annual Clean Sweep event in downtown Burien. Hundreds of volunteers gathered under gray, soggy skies to give the gift of their time and labor to improve their community. BTB... [Read more]

Here’s The Haps For This Busy B-Town Weekend From Our Events Calendar

Here’s The Haps For This Busy B-Town Weekend From Our Events Calendar

It’s going to be a busy time in the B-Town area this weekend, with all sorts of events going on, and here’s our list, straight from our Events Calendar, showing what’s up: FRIDAY, APRIL... [Read more]

REMINDER: Beautify Burien & Celebrate Art During Clean Sweep Saturday

REMINDER: Beautify Burien & Celebrate Art During Clean Sweep Saturday

REMINDER: Burien’s 13th annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be held from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. this coming Saturday, April 30th, and new this year will include a Scavenger Hunt for volunteers celebrating... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sound Slideshow From Saturday’s Clean Sweep In Burien

PHOTOS: Sound Slideshow From Saturday’s Clean Sweep In Burien

On Saturday, April 24, hundreds of volunteers fanned out throughout the entirety of Burien, including the newly-annexed “North Burien” area, wearing bright orange vests and gloves, carrying... [Read more]

Three Ways To End National Volunteer Week & Earth Week This Weekend

Three Ways To End National Volunteer Week & Earth Week This Weekend

We hope all our Readers have found some way to commemorate National Volunteer Week and/or Earth Week this week; if not, here are three ideas on things you can do to lend a hand locally this weekend: 1.... [Read more]

Help Spruce Up Burien At The Annual "Clean Sweep" Saturday, April 24

Help Spruce Up Burien At The Annual "Clean Sweep" Saturday, April 24

We here at The B-Town Blog believe in helping our community, and that’s why we’re encouraging every one of our Readers to take part in this year’s Burien “Clean Sweep,” a... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Both Burien And Des Moines Get Cleaned Up

PHOTOS: Both Burien And Des Moines Get Cleaned Up

Saturday morning (4/25), both the cities of Burien and Des Moines were overtaken by eager and helpful volunteers, young and old alike, wearing orange vests and gloves, filling up their trash bags for a day of group clean up.

In Burien, the annual “Clean Sweep” kicked off at 8am with approximately 400 volunteers, including at least 200 from Iglesia Ni Cristo Church, lead by Ronel’ Ibanez, who fittingly won the grand prize of a mountain bike in the raffle (look for him in the first slideshow below); here are some pics taken by Scott Schaefer:

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In Des Moines, Photographer Michael Brunk was on the scene, and he captured some great moments of Destination Des Moines’ annual Clean Up, as evidenced in this slideshow:

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(2009) Grab A Broom And Help “Clean Sweep” Burien On April 25th

(2009) Grab A Broom And Help “Clean Sweep” Burien On April 25th

“Clean Sweep,” Burien’s annual spring cleaning event, is planned for Saturday, April 25th, starting at 8am at the fire station on 8th Ave SW.

Citizens are encouraged to join this effort to improve the appearance of the downtown area and neighborhoods by picking up trash and other debris along streets, sidewalks and parks.

Volunteers are asked to report to the Burien Fire Station, located at 15100 8th Ave. SW (map below) at 8am, where they can enjoy a free continental breakfast and then head out to the community to clean, pick up trash, remove graffiti and more…

Help Sweep B-Town Clean This Saturday

Help Sweep B-Town Clean This Saturday

The Burien “Clean Sweep” takes place this Saturday (April 26th) from 8am to 1pm, so get your brooms, dustpans and work gloves (and maybe even white ones too to check everyone’s progress)... [Read more]