In This Issue:

  1. Upcoming Events — Great Community Cleanup
  2. Volunteer Spotlight & Beautiful Business — Sierra Faigin/ FedEx
  3. Beautiful News — Spanish Recycling Guide
  4. How to KTMB Everyday — Waste Managements Bulky Item Drop-off

Upcoming Events

KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup: May 6th, 2017

KTMB’s 11th annual Great Community Cleanup is happening on Saturday May 6th, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  This year is anticipated to be KTMB’s largest cleanup to date with over 20 locations located all across the Truckee Meadows and some even along the Truckee River due to the recent floods. Other sites will spread from the Nature Conservancy site in the East to as far West as the Hunter Creek Trailhead. There are 5 sites located in Downtown Reno as well. Sign ups to volunteer for the Great Community Cleanup are now live.  A volunteer appreciation picnic will follow the event with great food, great beer, and even better company! For more information about KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup check here.

Volunteer Today!


Volunteer Spotlight

Sierra Faigin: AmeriCorps VISTA 

KTMB is so grateful to have awesome Americorps volunteers on our team – but the hard part is that they are here for a year and then we have to bid them farewell. This month we said goodbye to Sierra Faigin, who has been our Program VISTA since March 2016. Sierra has done great work during her year of service – working with teachers and students in our Education Program and coordinating with Environment Clubs, The Boys and Girls Club and many other community groups. She has cheerfully helped with our first Raise the River fundraiser, worked events in the Sensory Garden, packed boxes for our office relocation and skillfully handled all the volunteer registration for Christmas Tree Recycling. We will all miss the inspirational quotes that Sierra posted to keep our spirits up every week!  We wish her every success with her exciting plans for a semester in Australia in the fall and as she continues to grow and find her path in her career. We know that Sierra is going to make a difference wherever she calls home. Thank you, Sierra, for your service to our community.

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Sierra Faigin pictured sitting on the chairs at KTMB’s new office located at 2601 Plumas St.

Beautiful Business

FedEx Reno

We would like to thank FedEx for their outstanding work at Coyote Springs Park on March 23. FedEx of Reno brought out a team of 14 to help spread out 150 yards of new mulch throughout the children’s playground in Sparks. Volunteer groups like this who actively seek out opportunities to help better their community are one of the many reasons why Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is so successful.

Another HUGE thank you to FedEx of Reno, you all were a great group to work with and we look forward to future projects together.

Beautiful News

Spanish Recycling Guide 

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is working hard to reach out and educate our Truckee Meadows Spanish speaking community. 23% of the Hispanic or Latino population in Washoe County are living below the poverty level, meaning that they are more than likely not getting the necessary resources or education about our local environmental problems. Kimberly Rios, the AmeriCorps Vista fulfilling her year of service as KTMB’s Education Coordinator, has taken on the task of creating a bridge for the gap in our community.

KTMB is well known for a myriad of things, but among these, their Recycling Guide. Just last year alone, the amount of views the Recycling Guide received online amounted to a little over 9,000! This guide provides the community with information on the different businesses and nonprofits in the Truckee Meadows area that take items that do not belong in your single-stream recycling bin or your trash. Kimberly has taken this invaluable resource and translated it to Spanish, making it now available to Spanish-speaking families and individuals. It is very important to engage all of the Truckee Meadows community members and help to increase the level of awareness that will help keep our amazing community beautiful.

Check out KTMB’s Spanish guide here.

KTMB's newly translated Spanish Guide.

KTMB’s newly translated Spanish Guide.


How to KTMB Every Day

Waste Managements Bulky Item Drop-off 2017

Spring is here and with that  Waste Management will be once again holding the free bulky item drop off at the Lockwood Landfill. This is a way for Waste Management to help our community reduce illegal dumping by inviting the public to Lockwood Landfill’s annual Free Dump Weekends taking place on nine specific days throughout the month of April. Materials commonly associated with illegal dumping will be accepted at no charge.  To learn more about Waste Managements bulky item drop off check out KTMB’s bulky item blog here.

Acceptable Household Appliances:

  • Refrigerators (additional charge for freon recovery)
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Stoves/Dishwashers
  • Washers/Dryers

Acceptable Bulky Waste:

  • Sofas
  • Chairs
  • Mattresses
  • Box Springs
  • Tires
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Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is a proud partner of Waste Managements who helps us to achieve our mission.

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