The Victoria's Keep Victoria Beautiful Campaign is starting to make a difference in the appearance of our city and it is time to keep it going!  The City of Victoria Environmental Services and Keep Victoria Beautiful are seeking volunteers for a cleanup in the Silver City neighborhood 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 5.

Volunteers will meet at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 3808 Callis St., and then split into teams and go door to door helping residents who need help moving bulky trash or tree limbs to their curbs for pickup.

The Salvation Army will serve breakfast, coffee, and juice to volunteers and residents at Martin Luther King Jr. Park before the cleanup. After the cleanup, hot dogs 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.

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Residents who will need help moving items 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 of 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.

Representatives from the Victoria Police Department, the Victoria Fire Department, the Victoria Public Library, and Communications & Public Affairs will be present at Martin Luther King Jr. Park to inform residents about City services. Parks & Recreation will give away trees and provide information about how to care for them. United Way of the Crossroads’ Community Navigators will provide information about community resources.

Fire department representatives will host a drug takeback, going door to door to collect unused prescription drugs. They will also offer no-cost smoke alarm installations.

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 are being picked up in your area, visit www.victoriatx.gov/environmental-services or call 361-485-3230.

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