If you are dong some spring cleaning this season, visit Clark County's Keep Clark County Clean website at www.KeepClarkCountyClean.com to learn how and where to dispose of everything from cooking oil to old computers.
"We organized the Keep Clark County Clean initiative with many community partners to boost public awareness about the damage littering and illegal dumping do," said Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick. "If you go to our website, you will find a wealth of information about the right way to get rid of household items. Residents and organizations also can volunteer with Get Outdoors Nevada to participate in cleanup events throughout the Las Vegas Valley."
Information on the Keep Clark County Clean website offers recycling, trash pickup and household hazardous disposal tips from Republic Services. Resource pages explain how to properly dispose paint, appliances, and electronics. There also are links for reporting illegal dumping and graffiti, and to sign up to participate in cleanups with Get Outdoors Nevada and County community engagement initiatives. Clark County alone spends about $12.1 million a year to clean up graffiti and to remove trash and debris from streets, parks, public areas and flood control channels. Litter and illegal dumping issues often get worse when it rains in the Las Vegas Valley because debris gets washed into the local flood control network and ends up polluting low-lying areas such as Clark County Wetlands Park or plugging up inlets and drains in curbs and sidewalks, often adding to clean-up costs and causing neighborhood flooding.
"Anything that gets dumped in the desert or tossed on our streets and sidewalks can wind up in our flood control network during a storm," said Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom, whose Commission District E includes Clark County Wetlands Park. "Clark County Wetlands Park often gets particularly hard hit after some storms because trash travels downstream through the Las Vegas Wash on its way to Lake Mead."
In addition to Republic Services and Get Outdoors Nevada, partners in the Keep Clark County Clean effort include the Clark County Regional Flood Control District, Clark County Water Reclamation District, Southern Nevada Health District and Las Vegas Valley Water District.
Tips to Keep Clark County Clean