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Posted on: January 16, 2024

City seeks volunteers for Silver City neighborhood cleanup

Large group of people in yellow and orange safety vests in a park

PHOTO #1: Volunteers gather in Martin Luther King Jr. Park before a cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful in March 2022 in the south part of Silver City.

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

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 24 in the parking lot of Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 3101 Callis St. Donuts and coffee will be provided.

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.

Return to Silver City

KVB hosted its first cleanup in Silver City in March 2022. Working in the south part of the neighborhood, 160 volunteers helped to move 67 tons of waste at 202 households.

KVB planned to host a cleanup in the north part of the neighborhood in November 2022, but the cleanup was canceled due to inclement weather. Instead, Environmental Services provided extra bulky trash pickups in the area, and KVB partnered with Habitat for Humanity to provide minor exterior work at one home.

After hosting two cleanups in Queen City in 2023, KVB is returning to Silver City to provide the full neighborhood cleanup experience in the north part of the neighborhood.

What services will be provided?

The north area of the Silver City neighborhood, bounded by Odem, Plainview and AlgiePHOTO #2: This map shows the area of Silver City that will be cleaned during an upcoming neighborhood cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful.

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.

Refrigerators 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.

After the cleanup finishes about 11 a.m., volunteers and community members are invited back to Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 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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