On the first Saturday in May since 1994, hundreds of volunteers of all ages in Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley have come together to clean up our cities, neighborhoods and trails after the long winter.
In 2017, Clean Sweep falls on Saturday, May 6. Participation is free and easy. Meet at one of the following locations starting at 9am to register and pick up garbage bags and gloves. Complimentary breakfast snacks and coffee will be available.
- ERC Office in Ketchum (471 Washington Ave, N)
- KB’s in Hailey (121 N Main St)
- Memorial Park in Bellevue (between Cedar and Elm)
Fan out to pick up trash in your chosen area until 11:30am and then come back together with fellow participants to celebrate your good work with a free lunch provided by KB’s. During lunch, there will be raffle drawings and team and individual prizes. If you’ve filled multiple bags and kept your eye out for any “Weirdest Items,” you or your team might win an award (costumes count too)! Youth groups and businesses are encouraged to participate.
New to the event this year! In 2016, the ERC incorporated a dog waste pick up effort at ERC-sponsored trailheads as well as a Croy Road clean up effort with the local NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) Team and the Wood River Bike Coalition.
In addition to the ERC’s Clean Sweep event, on Friday, May 5 from 12pm-3pm, Cox Communications will again provide a free recycling event where community members can drop off small electronics (no TVs) and confidential documents for shredding at the Cox Solutions Store (340 Lewis Street, Ketchum).
The ERC’s Clean Sweep event will also kick off Blaine County and Southern Idaho Solid Waste’s Clean Sweep Week where community members can drop off appliances, wood waste and tires at no charge from May 7 through May 14 at the Ohio Gulch and Carey Transfer Stations. For more information on this week-long event, contact the Ohio Gulch Transfer Station (208-788-2351).
2017 marks Clean Sweep’s 23rd year and is slated to be our best yet! Come celebrate the ERC’s longest running program while making a difference in making our community even more beautiful!
We had 300 volunteers participate in our 2016 Clean Sweep event!
Click here to see our 2016 Clean Sweep poster
Click here to be a 2017 Clean Sweep sponsor