Almost 800 volunteers signed up. Over 6 tons of litter collected from 30 locations.
By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– – The City of Victorville held its Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The event brought out nearly 800 volunteers, who worked in teams to collect litter from 30 locations around the City. The teams filled 4.5 “roll-off” dumpsters, with over 6 tons of litter. The most common item collected was plastic bags.
Volunteers received a free t-shirt and discount coupons for lunch at a dozen participating Victorville restaurants.
This April’s cleanup had a record number of local and national companies join as sponsors. Sponsors for the April 13th event were:
- Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
- American Organics
- Daily Press
- Desert Valley Medical Group
- Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
- San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
- Shear Realty
- Southwest Gas
- Valley Sporting Goods
- Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Victorville Disposal (Burrtec Waste Industries)
The Victorville Community Cleanup Day is a semi-annual event, held each October and April. The event began in October 2007. Since then, more than 5,000 volunteers have worked together to collect over 45 tons of litter from Victorville roadsides. The event is coordinated by the City of Victorville Environmental Programs Division.
For more information on future events, contact the City of Victorville Community Services Department at 760-955-4817.