Staff from the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership are reminding people that free kits are available to help residents do neighborhood clean-ups.
The kits are part of the “Trash Your Trash” campaign, which helps to keep Sacramento waterways, such as creeks and rivers, clean and free of trash and debris.
“Litter from sidewalks, streets, parking lots and natural areas eventually find its way into our rivers through urban runoff,” said Jessica McCabe, a program manager with the City of Sacramento, which is part of the partnership. “So, we want to help facilitate efforts to clean up neighborhoods.”
People can request a kit – which includes buckets, trash pickers, bags and gloves – by visiting the partnership’s website. The kits are available year-round.
“We also want people to share their stories about the clean-ups by using the hashtag, “#TrashYourTrash” on social media,” McCabe said.
The Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership is made up of the cities of Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Rancho Cordova and the County of Sacramento.