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Keep Las Cruces Beautiful
KLCB can supply trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and pick-up tools free of charge to any group or individual doing a voluntary clean-up. Supplies are available from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 Bell. Ave. (near the corner of Bell Ave. & Linden Ave.).
"Toss No Mas" Citywide Cleanup and Call for Volunteers
Individual volunteers, groups, and civic organizations are invited to register for this year’s “Toss No Mas” cleanup event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 14, 2023.
Keep Las Cruces Beautiful, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department, and New Mexico Clean and Beautiful programs will host the annual “Toss No Mas” Cleanup, a great opportunity to beautify Las Cruces. The “Toss No Mas” campaign was created in the 1990’s by Cooney-Watson Productions.
Keep Las Cruces Beautiful will have a centralized location, Young Park, 1905 Nevada Ave., for information, identified locations, and supplies the morning of the event. Hundreds of volunteers participate each year to collect litter at parks, schools, streets, and business properties during the “Toss No Mas” Cleanup campaign.
In past years, more than 1,000 volunteers from local groups and organizations have collected more than 16 tons of litter during the annual event. The “Toss No Mas” Cleanup campaign is organized locally by KLCB and is a statewide initiative in partnership with New Mexico True.
Volunteers can pick up supplies from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. the week of Monday, Oct. 10 through Friday, Oct. 13 in the south parking lot of Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.
As part of the event, solid waste containers will be available for residents from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 14 for trash disposal.
Toss No Mas Cleanup roll-off locations are:
- The corner of Thurmond Road and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.
- Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave.
- Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave.
- Tony Gomez Park, 2250 S. Espina St.
Information about the campaign containing facts about how litter affects our communities, advice on how to tie/tarp loads on vehicles, and ways for people to get involved and volunteer in their neighborhoods can be found at www.tossnomasnm.com.
Adopt a Spot
You are encouraged to take part in this exciting and innovative program by
adopting a portion of your neighborhood. From business districts to your own block, beautification and maintenance of your own
spot can only benefit your community. Check out program information and sign up.
Reuse and Recycle Fashion Show
KLCB also hosts the annual Reuse and Recycle Fashion Show in honor of Earth Day. Contestants must create clothing designs out of recycled materials. The competition is open to everyone, and the call for entries is announced prior to the fashion show which is showcased at the City’s annual Earth Day event.
Team Up to Clean Up!
The newest KLCB program is “Team Up to Clean Up!”, a beautification project to help enhance the quality of life in Las Cruces and reverse the process of neighborhood deterioration. Residents are encouraged to recruit their neighbors and clean up their neighborhood. Clean up events are scheduled per city district. KLCB will provide supplies such as bags, gloves, and specific locations, if needed. Find your district here Team Up to Clean Up! Team Up to Clean Up! Team Up to Clean Up! and coordinate a neighborhood cleanup soon!
Libby the Green Dog
KLCB collaborates with Las Cruces Public Schools and the City of Las Cruces to bring Libby the Green Dog as an ambassador to educate youth in controlling litter, recycling, beautification, and reporting graffiti. Libby visits with classrooms in various schools to teach kids how to recycle and ways to prevent illegal dumping.