volunteers collect waste
Volunteers in the Navajo County community
of Sun Valley, Arizona, collected more than 200 cubic yards of
metal and 300 waste tires during the Arizona Department of Environmental
Quality’s clutter-free community cleanup drive.
The cleanup drive is targeting unincorporated areas around the
state where illegal dumping has created major problems over the
years. ADEQ’s community liaisons have been working in conjunction
with community leaders to organize the events.
Sun Valley, located northeast of Holbrook, was selected as the
first site of the ADEQ initiative because illegally dumped items
have cluttered many arroyos and the general landscape in the
area for years.
Navajo County, the City of Holbrook and Sun Valley Fire District
also were co-sponsors of the event, along with ADEQ. Navajo County
and Holbrook equally shared the costs for the disposal of the
materials in (4) 40 cubic yard rolloff containers used during
the event. The fire district provided volunteer labor for the