Litter and trash is an ongoing concern in Broad Ripple. Garbage in our streets is a poor reflection of our neighborhood and the pride we have in our vibrant and welcoming community. While we have monthly cleanups and an amazing Beautification Committee and volunteers to help us address some of these needs, trash is a community problem. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep our Village clean and litter-free: residents, business owners, employees and visitors.

As a reminder, city code dictates that businesses:

361-307. – Maintenance of sidewalks and alleys in litter-free condition. Persons owning, occupying or in control of any premises shall keep the public places adjacent thereto free of litter, including but not limited to, sidewalks, alleys, easements, and curb areas.

Remind your local businesses that trash (and yes, overflowing garbage cans) are in front of their establishments are their responsibility. We will continue to advocate for more trash cans and more frequent pickup with the City, but in the meantime let’s all work together to keep our streets neat and tidy.