Thank you to more than 2,500 volunteers who removed almost 600 tons of trash and invasive weeds from our open spaces since 2006! This year, KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup is on May 11. Check back soon for volunteer signups!
In 2006, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, working with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space, Washoe County Environmental Health, City of Sparks, Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, and the City of Reno, established the Great Truckee Meadows Community Cleanup (GTMCC).
Focusing on “hot spot” areas in and around the Truckee Meadows, more than 500 volunteers removed 77 tons of trash at the first GTMCC. Since then, volunteers have removed a total of 330 tons of trash from our open spaces and other “hot spot” areas.
As a result of this collaboration, KTMB and municipal land owners realized cleaning up after illegal dumpers is not the best way to prevent illegal dumping. Thus the Illegal Dumping Task Force was created to address the best ways to educate the Truckee Meadows community. For more information about how you can help the Illegal Dumping Task Force, send us an email or call 775.851.5185.
Report illegal dumping; call the Illegal Dumping Hotline at 329-DUMP.
Partners and Sponsors for the Great Truckee Meadows Community Cleanup include The Truckee River Fund, NV Energy, Sun Valley General Improvement District, Castaway Trash Hauling, SaveMart Supermarkets, Hobey’s Casino & Restaurant, Nature’s Bakery, KTVN Channel 2 News, Washoe County, City of Sparks, City of Reno, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Washoe County Health Department, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, The Nature Conservancy, Truckee Meadows Weed Coordinating Group, University Nevada Cooperative Extension, The Reno-Sparks Chamber, New Belgium Brewery, American Auto Wreckers, RT Donovan, Bridgestone-Firestone, Simms Metal Management, PSC Environmental, and ERGS Properties.