By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– The City of Victorville is again organizing a city-wide Community Cleanup Day in October. This October’s event will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Volunteers who help collect litter will receive a free t-shirt and discount coupons for lunch at more than a dozen participating Victorville restaurants.
Volunteers need to fill out a registration/waiver form and send it back to the City of Victorville Solid Waste Division by October 7 to receive a t-shirt. Registrations will still be accepted up until October 14th, but those who sign up after the 7th will not receive a t-shirt.
Registration forms are available on the City of Victorville website at www.Victorvilleca.gov (Quick Link: Community Cleanup). Volunteers can also pick up registration/waiver forms at City Hall, 14343 Civic Drive. City Hall is open Monday-Thursday from 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.
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 5,800 volunteers have worked together to collect over 59 tons of litter from Victorville roadsides. Last April, over 750 people volunteered, collecting almost 6.5 tons of litter from 25 different sites around the City. The goal for this October’s event is to recruit over 800 volunteers to help out.
For more information or to request a waiver by mail, potential volunteers and sponsors should call the City of Victorville Environmental Programs Division at 760-955-5095.
Current event sponsors include: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, American Landscape Maintenance, American Organics, CEMEX, Daily Press, Desert Valley Medical Group, Nutro Products, Plastipak, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Servpro, Shear Realty, Southwest Gas, Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce , Victorville Disposal/Burrtec, and Victorville Speed Wash.