Spring Clean Up — May 23

It’s that time of the year again! To clean out your closets, the back yard, the storage shed and even the driveway. The annual cleanup for this year will be held on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015.

The procedure has changed a bit. The County truck will be driving up and down the streets starting at 8:00 a.m. in the morning and will only do one run per street, so your items need to be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23rd. The truck will NOT go to anyone’s home after they have made the run of that street.

Make sure you have your items at the curb by 7:00 a.m. in the morning of May 23rd.
If you do not need curb pick up, you may bring your items to the Wells Park Community Center parking lot (Rosemont and 5th) by 11:00 a.m. and your items will be disposed properly. We will not take anything after 11:00 a.m. The project finishes at exactly 11:00 a.m.

Items that will NOT be accepted are: Cement, Paint, Oil, Dirt, Rocks or Bricks, Solvents, and Large Tree Stumps.

Items that will be accepted are: Refrigerators, Swamp coolers, stoves, televisions, odd and ends, yard debris, tree cuttings in bundles and old rugs.

Boundaries: Mountain Rd to I-40 and 1st St to 12th St.

Questions on Clean-up project contact:

Becky @ 363-2078 or Susie @ 363-2079

A special “Thank you” to Mr. Rick Miera, the City of Albuquerque and the Bernalillo County department for the use of the Dump Trucks and drivers involved with this project.

Beautification tips:

  • Remove weeds from the front of your home and in front of home between curb and street and driveway.
  • Sweep/hose down in your front yard and between the front of your home and the curb and your driveway.
  • Keep trees and shrubs trimmed.
  • Trim the trees around the house and put them in small bundles call 311 and they will pick them up.

Who Litters and Why do they Litter?

The largest contributors to roadside litter are motorists and pedestrians. Research has also discovered that age, not gender, is a significant predictor of how individuals litter. Persons under the age of 30 were found to be more likely to litter than older individuals.

Why do individuals litter?

  • People choose to litter.
  • People are more likely to litter in an environment that they consider littered.
  • When individuals feel no sense of ownership for their surroundings they tend to litter.

What You Can Do to Prevent Litter
Each person must choose to make the conscience decision to not litter. Changing a behavior starts with you. Making the choice to take responsibility for your actions will help to reduce litter and influence those around you to change their behavior.

Start with the following:

    • Make a choice not to litter.
    • Join together with family and friends in making a behavioral change.
    • Remind others why they should not litter.
    • Volunteer in your community to help clean up litter.
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