(Victorville)–The Victorville Community Cleanup Day was held on Saturday, October 20th. The event was organized by the City of Victorville Community Services Department, Solid Waste Division.
Over 750 volunteers pre-registered, and additional volunteers registered on the day of the event, bringing the total number of participants to almost 800. Volunteers cleaned up litter and trash from roadsides at 25 different locations around the City. The volunteers picked up 13.18 tons of litter and trash, and filled seven roll-off containers equivalent to 280 cubic yards of trash. Victorville Disposal Company donated the hauling services to take the trash to the landfill.
Community Cleanup volunteers were organized into teams. This October’s event had 25 teams, including Girl Scout troops, elementary, middle, and high-school groups, businesses, civic organizations, and churches. Volunteers ranged in age from pre-schoolers to senior citizens.
The event was sponsored through donations from the Victorville Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Federal Credit Union, Daily Press, Gold West Mobile Park, Larivee for City Council, Nutro Products, Shear Realty, Servepro Industries, Victorville Disposal, and the City of Victorville Community Services Department, Solid Waste Division.
The Victorville Community Cleanup Day is a semi-annual event, held each April and October. The event is now in its sixth year, having started the Fall of 2007 as a cooperative project of the City of Victorville Solid Waste Division and the Victorville Chamber of Commerce.
The next Victorville Community Cleanup is scheduled to take place in April 2013