Though the City of Dayton attempts to mow vacant lots three times yearly (billing the service to property owners when possible), grass and weeds can get ahead of the process during warm weather months. The City is encouraging residents, businesses and organizations to join in the effort to make our neighborhoods beautiful, and the Care A Lot Dayton program offers help. Below is a list of resources and links to help you and your neighbors. Care A Lot works with the community to strenghten and connect existing efforts when possible.
If you need more information, contact Department of Planning and Community Development staff: Kathleen Riggs (333-3671 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ray Alexander (333-6549 or email@example.com).
Search for vacant lots and sign up to help.
Care A Lot Resources
City of Dayton Department of Public Works:
Bulk Waste Plan ahead -- coordinate with Public Works and other community clean-up efforts in order to remove contained or bagged trash quickly and efficiently.
Wagner Ford Landfill: The composting center at 2670 Wagner Ford Rd. in north Dayton is open year-round to Dayton residents for free disposal of yard, leaf and tree debris. Call 443-4800 for more information and hours.
Montgomery County Community Pride Cleanup Supply Trailer
Tips for Weed Control
Lot Links is an innovative City of Dayton program offering vacant, unused property at a low cost so that responsible landowners can put property back to productive use.
This sample solicitation letter may help your neighborhood organization acquire donated funds or equipment.
A completed and submitted volunteer information form will help the City of Dayton track the impact of the Care A Lot program in your neighborhood.
See a schedule of community clean-ups for this year.