Spread the Love Community Cleanup
Love is in the air, and so is the spirit of cleaning up our community! Join Silver City’s Pick It Up–Toss No Mas for their Spread the Love Community Cleanup, Saturday, February 17th, 2024. This event isn’t just about chocolates and flowers; it’s about showing love for our community and our environment. Meet us at the Grant County Community Foundation parking lot from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday, February 17th as we embark on a love-filled mission to beautify Silver City!
Volunteers should meet at the Grant County Community Foundation parking lot located at 1106 N Pope St in Silver City, at 9 am on Saturday, February 17th. Grab your supplies, including trash bags, gloves, trash pickers, snacks, and free t-shirts for new volunteers.
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 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 667 volunteers have picked up over 18,163 pounds of litter, debris, and recyclables from Highways 180 and 90, Silver City neighborhoods, Big Ditch Park and San Vicente Creek.