Join us for our 14th annual Great Community Cleanup! This event focuses on the cleanup of illegal dump sites & noxious weeds in the open spaces surrounding the Truckee Meadows! Every year over 750 volunteers come together to clean up our community. You will be able to choose from over 20 sites throughout the Truckee Meadows open-spaces.
Education is an important ingredient to preventing illegal dumping which is why KTMB offers it’s Recycling Guide free to the community and provides in-class education to area youth inspiring them to become community stewards.
KTMB began conducting open space cleanups in 2001, mobilizing groups of volunteers to help preserve and maintain publicly-owned areas within the Truckee Meadows. 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 Community Cleanup. As a result of this collaboration, KTMB and municipal partners realized it takes more than just cleaning up illegal dump sites to prevent illegal dumping, thus the Illegal Dumping Task Force was created to address the best ways to educate the Truckee Meadows community.