It is that time of the year when residents throughout El Paso will be rolling up their sleeves and showing off their civic pride by cleaning up neighborhoods as part of the city’s Pride Day.

Pride Day, the community’s largest annual cleanup event, will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 11. There will be more than 40 designated clean up areas throughout the community which makes it easy for anyone looking to participate.

The goal of Pride Day is to build awareness regarding the effects of littering and illegal dumping on our environment, while creating a better quality of life in our city by cleaning up areas all over El Paso. Last year, more than 440 tons of trash was collected during this one day event.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact their nearest Regional Command Center to learn more about cleanup opportunities.

For general event details, please contact Romie Ruiz, ESD Partnerships & Public Programs Coordinator, at RuizAR@elpasotexas.gov or (915) 490-6922.