Project NICE/KEEP 2024 Neighborhood Cleanup

Published on April 15, 2024

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Approximately 33 years ago, Project NICE (Neighborhood Improvement Complaint Easement) was created to assist neighborhoods with code enforcement concerns. Project NICE was soon joined by Project KEEP (Keep Environmental Enhancement Permanent). On an annual basis, designated areas get a helping hand in the form of a cleanup by city employees working as volunteers. This year, the Project NICE/KEEP Neighborhood Cleanup is offered the week of April 15–19.

This spring’s Project NICE is contained within the boundaries of 18th Street to the north, I-229 to the south, Kiwanis Avenue to the west, and West Avenue to the east. Project KEEP (A) is the area within the boundaries of 26th Street on the north, I-229 on the south, Minnesota Avenue on the west, and Cliff Avenue on the east border. Included in this year’s cleanup is an additional area, Project KEEP (B), which is the area with the boundaries of 41st Street to the North, I-229 to the South, West Avenue to the West, and Minnesota Avenue to the East.

Property owners have received mailings detailing the specifics of the cleanup. Check the City of Sioux Falls website to search this year’s boundaries or track cleanup progress.

If weather conditions do not permit cleanup, an alternate week will be chosen. Post-cleanup, a survey ensures environmental concerns are reviewed, and the appropriate individuals are notified. Through the implementation of these projects, the city has been able to keep the number of neighborhood nuisance cases static through population growth.

Projects NICE and KEEP focus on helping residents and are not meant to assist businesses or replace routine disposal costs. The debris removed from the curb should only be what has been owned and discarded by the resident at that address. It should not contain household garbage, animal waste, hazardous materials, electronics or create a greater cleanup effort than was previously there. Keeping recyclable items such as tires, appliances, branches, and mattresses in separate piles will assist the crews with removal.

Sioux Falls is a great place to live, work, and play. Organizers and staff look forward to working with the community each year.


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