The City of Victorville’s next Community Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 12. The City is reminding volunteers to start forming teams and to sign up by March 31st to receive an event t-shirt.
Individuals or groups interested in volunteering should fill out a volunteer registration/waiver form and send it back to the City of Victorville Solid Waste Division. Registration forms are available:
On the Victorville website at www.victorvilleca.gov (Quick Link: Community Cleanup)
At Victorville City Hall, 14343 Civic Drive, open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Individuals are encouraged to join with friends, family, and community groups to create teams to participate. The event is open to all High Desert residents. Businesses are also encouraged to create teams to participate.
Community Cleanup Day volunteers work in teams to pick up litter from roadsides and lots all over the City. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt and discount coupons for lunch at more than a dozen participating Victorville restaurants. The City provides gloves, litter sticks, water, and trash bags for the event, and disposes of all litter collected.
The Victorville Community Cleanup Day is a semi-annual event, held each April and October. The event began in October 2007. Since then, more than 6,500 volunteers have worked together to collect over 68 tons of litter from Victorville roadsides. Last October, over 730 people volunteered, collecting 8.72 tons of litter from 26 different sites around the City. The goal for this April’s event is to recruit over 800 volunteers to help out.
Current event sponsors include: American Landscape Maintenance, CEMEX, Desert Valley Medical Group, NUTRO Products, Plastipak Packaging, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Servpro, Shear Realty, Southwest Gas, Splattered Ink Screenprinting, Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Victorville Disposal/Burrtec.
For more information, or to request a waiver by mail, potential volunteers and/or sponsors should call the City of Victorville Community Services Department at 760-955-4817.
Source: City of Victorville news release