The mission of the Office of Neighborhood Services is to improve the quality of life for Columbia’s residents through fairly and swiftly enforcing city codes related to residential life and build a sense of community by offering valuable volunteer opportunities, providing resources for neighborhood leaders to solve issues independently and managing donations to support our community.
The City of Columbia Community Development Department's Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) is committed to maintaining neighborhoods as clean and safe places to live, work and raise a family. To that end, ONS has implemented the Neighborhood Cleanup Program. Neighborhood cleanups are also a great way for neighbors to get out and meet each other while providing a valuable public service. Free dumpsters and other cleaning supplies are made available to neighborhood associations and community non-profit organizations that organize neighborhood cleanup efforts. The City can also connect neighborhoods with other volunteers to assist with the cleanup and provide vehicles to help transport items from the curb to the dumpster.
Acceptable Materials to be Placed in Dumpster:
Items requiring special pick-up (arrangements to be made prior to event):
ONS will assist in making these arrangements if necessary.
Hazardous waste removal IS NOT allowed under the Neighborhood Cleanup Program, but can be taken to the Public Works HHW collection site the first and third Saturdays of each month, April through November from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Collections are held at the Grissum building,1313 Lakeview Dr. near the City Power Plant.