By SDCN Staff
El Cajon, CA–The City of El Cajon will debut a new program on January 1 designed to encourage clean neighborhoods and community pride in the city.
The Neighborhood Cleanup Program will be a free city service created to empower local residents and their neighbors to divert trash from the streets, improve their curb appeal, and take full advantage of available waste disposal services.
According to the city’s webpage, the program has been developed to help community members beautify their streets and local neighborhoods.
The program relies on volunteers to pick up litter from sidewalks and curbs or remove trash or yard waste from properties.
Open to both residents and commercial entities (such as business complexes and multi-family residential areas), the City of El Cajon and EDCO Disposal will provide all necessary cleanup supplies, including green bins, dumpsters, trash pickers and bags, and even free trees and mulch.
All Neighborhood Cleanup events are resident/applicant-led and managed. Participation requires a signed release-of-liability waiver for all volunteers. Anyone under the age of 18 needs a waiver signed by their guardian. Applications must be submitted at least three weeks in advance of the event.
To learn more or to sign-up to host a neighborhood cleanup event, visit www.elcajon.gov/cleanup.