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Posted on: September 12, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City seeks volunteers for Queen City neighborhood cleanup

People in safety vests gathered in a park. A registration booth stands in the corner of the block.

PHOTO #1: Volunteers gather in Queen City Park to prepare for a cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful in March 2023 in the Queen City neighborhood.

PHOTO #2: Jodi Yancey-Sandoval with Teens Grounded leads a group of volunteers during a cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful in March 2023 in the Queen City neighborhood.

The City of Victoria Environmental Services and Keep Victoria Beautiful are seeking volunteers for a cleanup in the east part of the Queen City neighborhood.

A group in safety vests, mostly teens, walk down a residential streetVolunteers will meet at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 at Will Rogers Park, 1108 E. Warren Ave. Donuts and coffee will be provided.

“Keeping Victoria Beautiful is a community effort, so we’re looking for both groups and individuals who’d like to join us in this neighborhood cleanup,” said Christy Youker, assistant director of Environmental Services and executive director of Keep Victoria Beautiful.

Individuals and groups can sign up at www.victoriatx.gov/kvb. Volunteers ages 12 and up are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Walk-up volunteers are welcome, but residents are encouraged to register in advance to help with planning the event.

What services will be provided?

A group in safety vests stand at a table with a Victoria College tableclothPHOTO #3: Victoria College shared information about its services during a cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful in March 2023 in the Queen City neighborhood.

PHOTO #4: This map shows the area of the Queen City neighborhood that will be served during an upcoming Keep Victoria Beautiful cleanup. 

Working in teams, volunteers will go door to door helping residents move bulky trash and tree limbs to their curbs for pickup.

Residents who will need help are encouraged to contact Environmental Services at 361-485-3230 or keepvictoriabeautiful@victoriatx.gov.

Volunteers will also provide some minor exterior work at one home as part of the Brush Up program, which is a partnership between KVB and Habitat for Humanity.

A map shows the area of Queen City bounded by Airline, Jecker, Laurent and Red RiverRefrigerators and other appliances containing Freon will be accepted for pickup. Appliance Pro will remove Freon from collected appliances at no cost to residents or the City.

Other hazardous materials, such as TVs, will not be accepted. To schedule a no-cost pickup of household hazardous waste, contact Waste Management at 1-800-449-7587.

The Victoria Fire Department will go door to door to install smoke alarms.

After the cleanup finishes about 11 a.m., volunteers and community members are invited back to Queen City Park for lunch and family-friendly activities and resources provided by the City of Victoria and local nonprofits and community organizations.

Schedule a pickup

The City of Victoria provides residents with two no-cost bulk trash pickups and four no-cost limb pickups per year. To schedule a pickup and to find out when limbs will be picked up in your area, visit www.victoriatx.gov/environmental-services or call 361-485-3230.

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