World Cleanup Day Community Cleanup ft. Coffee, Donuts & Music
Pick It Up–Toss No Mas invites you to join us in celebrating World Cleanup Day with a community-wide cleanup on Saturday, September 16th, 2023 at the Grant County Community Foundation parking lot from 9am-noon. This year, join over 15 million people from all around the world who are coming together to clean up their communities in over 190 different countries! Don’t forget to stick around after the cleanup to celebrate World Cleanup Day with coffee, donuts, and music! Help us come together to make the planet a cleaner, greener place to live!
Volunteers should meet at the Grant County Community Foundation parking lot at 1106 North Pope Street, at 9 am on Saturday, September 16th and grab your supplies, including trash bags, gloves, trash pickers, snacks, and free t-shirts for new volunteers. Once you’ve finished collecting litter, return to the parking lot and drop off all trash and recyclables between 11am and noon. We’ll record your cleanup results which could qualify you for a prize!
Stick around after the cleanup to indulge in some coffee, donuts, and music in celebration of World Cleanup Day!
Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and bring a hat, water bottle, and sunscreen. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Families with younger children are encouraged to clean up litter in their neighborhood, local parks or waterways as children under 12 are not permitted on state highways for the cleanup.
Thank you to the New Mexico Department of Transportation for hauling the collected trash to the landfill. Recyclables will be recycled with Silver City Recycles.
Check out the new Pick It Up-Toss No Mas website www.silvercitytossnomas.org to sign up to volunteer and to learn about litter prevention opportunities, the business pledge program, Adopt-A-Roadway or Waterway program, and solid waste disposal and recycling resources.
Volunteers are the foundation of the Pick It Up – Toss No Mas program. Since October 2021, over 617 volunteers have picked up over 16,583 pounds of trash, debris, and recyclables from Highways 180 and 90, Silver City neighborhoods, Big Ditch Park and San Vicente Creek.
Thank you to each and every one of our volunteers, organizations, and partners who helped collect a whopping 885 pounds of litter at our August Cleanup! We were incredibly thankful for the amazing turnout and support in our collective effort to keep Silver City clean and beautiful.
Monthly Pick It Up – Toss No Mas clean-up events are held the third Saturday of every month. Community members can also adopt a roadway or waterway to take care of and clean up throughout the year. On top of that, Pick It Up – Toss No Mas can provide guidance for those who would like to put on their own clean up event, helping to supply the trash pickers, trash bags and gloves for your event.
Pick It Up – Toss No Mas community cleanup events are sponsored by the Town of Silver City, New Mexico Clean and Beautiful, Silver City Watershed Keepers, Silver City Recycles, Silver City MainStreet, SWNMACT, Southwest Solid Waste Authority, Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Toss No Mas Program.
More information for the event can be found at silvercitytossnomas.org or contact Emily Cox at 575-538-8078 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org