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nearly 1,500 volunteers helped beautify the Victor Valley Saturday

VICTOR VALLEY, Calif. ( About 1,500 volunteers participated in making the Victor Valley a more beautiful place to live.

April 13th, 2019, was the first city-wide Community Clean-up Day of this year.

In Victorville, close to 800 people participated, Hesperia had about 500 and Apple Valley had 200 participants.

The three cities hold two of these events each year at the same time. The second one will be held in October.

On clean-up days, teams come together from around 8:00 a.m. to noon and beautify the area.

volunteers receive a free event t-shirt and coupons for a discounted lunch at more than a dozen participating restaurants, according to the City of Victorville’s website.

“Since the event began in October 2007, more than 14,170 volunteers have picked up a total of 176 tons of litter from around the City of Victorville,” the website boasted.

“Members of our #cityofvvfire department at our Community Clean Up today! What a great day! So many community volunteers came out to help us Keep Victorville Clean. Thank you!” the City tweeted Saturday afternoon.

If you need to print out a paper registration form to register for the Community Clean-up for Victorville, you can get the form here, for Apple Valley, you can get the form here, and for Hesperia here.

“Apple Valley had a successful Community Clean-up Day this weekend with many ways for our residents to participate. First, we had approximately 200 people clean one-mile stretches of road all over town. The bagged trash was picked up by our Public Works employees for disposal free of charge,” said Apple Valley’s Spokeswoman Charlene Engeron.

“Additionally, residents filled several large roll-off bins with tons of household waste, yard debris, old furniture, scrap metal, tires, and more at Lion’s Park,” stated Engeron.

“Our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility on Nomwaket Road was extremely busy as well. Staffed with only three people, we collected:
*    200 gallons of oil
*    258 large boxes of paperwork to shred
*    12 boxes of E-waste
*    A variety of hazardous waste from 116 customers,” she stated.

Please note that Community Clean-up Days are not the only free disposal services we offer each year. Our Code Enforcement Department hosts monthly opportunities for our residents to legally dispose of materials they might otherwise dump in the desert. 

Neighborhood Clean-up Days are May 18July 13October 19November 9 and December 14.
And Tire Disposal Days in Apple Valley are June 8August 17 and December 14.

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