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Project Clean and Green wrapping up on Milwaukee streets

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- As the weather gets warmer, people are cleaning up and throwing out their old stuff.  The city of Milwaukee wants to make the clean-up easier for its residents.

Crews are picking up piles of trash, couches and chairs for free through June 4th.  It's part of Project Clean and Green.

"It's a great opportunity for people to clean out their garages and their basements and their attics," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.

Barrett and Alderman Nic Kovac helped DPW crews load the piles of furniture into the sanitation trucks.

"This is an effort to keep our city clean, to keep our city beautiful," Barrett said.

This year, the city is enlisting the help of Wisconsin Community Services and giving people needed work.

"(I'm) thankful for the city of Milwaukee for this opportunity," temporary employee Kishah Calvert said.

He's hoping the temporary work turns into something more permanent.

"The opportunity is great,"  Calvert said. "I love it."

If you are unable to get your old furniture out to the curb in time, there are self-help stations throughout the city.  Otherwise, after June 4th, furniture pick-ups range from  $50 to $150.

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