What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is a civic stewardship movement which started in the United States in 1970 and is now internationally recognized on April 22 of each year. Having an Earth Day reminds each of us to take action to help protect our communities and environment.
What is the Solano County Earth Day Cleanup?
The annual Solano County Earth Day Cleanup is a series of trash cleanup events organized by local entities across Solano County. This year, due to COVID-19, there are no organized countywide cleanups. Volunteer by cleaning up any trash you find in your neighborhood on Saturday, April 24 and record that information using the free CleanSwell mobile app.
From being an eyesore to harmful to wildlife and a public health issue, litter affects us all. It's also something each person can personally address with minimum effort: even one piece of trash collected helps clean up our communities and prevent future harm to people and wildlife. Together, we can make a difference.
Looking for more ways to volunteer? Check out Solano Volunteers.
Important Reminders for Trash Cleanups:
Pick up trash near your home along streets, roadways, and in natural areas and open spaces.
Know your limitations and be aware of possibly hazardous areas, including along roadways, streambanks, and steep or slippery slopes.
Pack a disposable bag and rubber gloves whenever you take a walk or go hiking, to collect and carry out trash you find along the way.
Recycle Right. Only recycle clean items through curbside recycling or designated drop-off locations. Items with lots of dirt or grit attached or inside should be placed in your household trash.
Recycle beverage containers with the CRV (California Refund Value) or CA Refund logos on them at a CRV recycling center.
Avoid These Actions:
Don’t enter or private property without permission of the landowner. That includes tents or homeless encampments.
Don’t place yourself in any danger.
Don’t collect any trash that your household waste might not accept. Tires, construction materials, paint, motor oil, batteries, etc. may be unacceptable and would have to be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste.
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