17th Annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day Slated For Sept. 12

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Environmental Services and the Environmental Sustainability Board would like to invite the community to participate in the 17th Annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day on Saturday, September 12.

Clean Up Los Alamos Day is when residents and businesses volunteer to pick up litter throughout the County. Volunteers are encouraged to pick a location around the community to clean up and make beautiful. Locations can range from a favorite park, walking trail or around the neighborhood.

During this event the County would like to remind volunteers to please follow the State
mandated COVID safe practices. Participants will receive free trash bags, gloves, and
participation prizes which can be collected at the Eco Station office beginning Tuesday,
September 8 through Friday, September 11, or residents can call 505-662-8163 or email
solidwaste@lacnm to arrange another pickup time.

Due to COVID, the volunteer appreciation lunch will not be held. However, Environmental Services will be holding a raffle for all volunteers that participate in the online photograph challenge. Raffle prizes include a backyard compost bin and one of three zero waste kits. To enter to win, participants must take a picture during the clean up event. The picture can be a before and after clean up of an area or a picture picking up trash. Then, post the picture on Facebook, and tag Los Alamos County Environmental Services and use the hashtag #quarancleanupLA. All pictures with the tag and the hashtag will automatically be entered in the raffle.

Groups must return the signed waivers of liability to Environmental Services prior to
commencing clean-up activities. Waivers will be emailed to participants upon registration.

Register online at:
Just looking to clean up around the house? Residents receive free disposal at the Eco Station and Overlook Collection Center on Saturday, September 12 by showing proof of Los Alamos County residency. Join us in our effort to make Los Alamos environmentally and eco friendly by recycling more and recycling right.

Last year, more than 190 participants collected trash and brush around the Los Alamos and White Rock area. The County collected approximately 10.5 tons of solid waste and 135 residents utilized the Eco Station and Overlook Collection Center for free disposal.

Environmental Services would like to thank our generous sponsors; Zia Credit Union, Coca-Cola of Santa Fe, and Los Alamos County.