living in greenville
Over recent years, City Council has placed the beauty and livability of our
neighborhoods as a top priority. Due to their commitment, the City has expanded
the neighborhood sidewalk program, worked with schools on banner and landscaping
projects, and intensified our efforts in maintaining our streets and keeping
them clean. In May 2001, City Officials announced that the focus on neighborhood
beauty and cleanliness would continue with the development of new programs that
called for a partnering effort between citizens and staff.
What We've Accomplished
Using community service labor, approximately 140,000 pounds of litter were
removed from city streets in 2006. Additionally, an estimated 798 tons of debris
were removed through the City’s street sweeping program.
City inspectors cited 4,417 environmental code violations in 2006 for issues
ranging from overgrown lots to junk or abandoned vehicles.
The City’s Grounds Maintenance Division maintains 350 beautification plots,
including neighborhood traffic islands installed as part of the City’s traffic
calming program, and 27 park locations city-wide.
City-community partnerships like the Greenville Tree Foundation has been very
successful in supplementing and maintaining
Greenville’s natural beauty. Additionally, by seeking partnerships with other
local and state agencies, and by supporting residents’ efforts, the City is
working to ensure that Greenville remains clean and green. Download
information about the Greenville Tree Foundation.
Through Palmetto Pride’s Community Pride Grant Program, the City has received
funding for such projects as stocking the Neighborhood Resource Center with
neighborhood clean-up supplies, purchasing trees for Atwood Street, North Main
Street and Richland Cemetery, printing brochures about the City’s Adopt-A-Scape
Program and planting landscaping at several illegal dumping sites in city
Additionally, over the past two years, six city neighborhood associations have
applied for and received Community Pride Grants from Palmetto Pride for
litter-reduction and beautification projects in their own neighborhoods.
about Palmetto Pride's Community Pride and Tree Grant Programs.
Another way that the City partners with neighborhoods is by supporting
neighborhood clean-ups. To assist neighborhood residents in their efforts, the
City often provides supplies and equipment like trash bags, safety vests and
litter sticks, as well as delivery and removal of roll-off containers and
special trash collection service on the day of the clean-up. Additionally, with
enough advance notice, the City’s Neighborhood Services Office can provide
flyers to publicize the clean-up. Neighborhood clean-up efforts resulted in the
removal of 93.77 tons of household trash, debris and yard waste in 2006.
Download information about
planning a neighborhood clean-up.