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Trash Your Trash 2023 Drawing


Welcome to the Trash Your Trash Drawing, a chance for you to win a $100 gift card while making a positive impact on our community and the environment!


We’re excited to organize this drawing to encourage individuals to attend local clean-up events or organize their own. By participating in the clean-up, taking a photo or selfie, and sharing it on social media with the hashtag #TrashYourTrashDrawing, you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card.



Here’s how to participate:


1. Find a local clean-up event or organize your own.

2. Attend the event and take a photo or selfie.

3. Share the photo on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #TrashYourTrashDrawing.

3a. If you prefer an alternative to posting on social media, you can also submit your photo through the Trash Your Trash Drawing form. The form can also be found below.

4. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on the drawing.



The winner will be selected randomly on May 19th, 2023, and will be announced on our social media channels. So, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on the giveaway and winner announcement.*



We believe that small steps can lead to big changes. By participating in this drawing, you’re not only helping to clean up our community but also inspiring others to do the same. Together, we can make a significant impact on the environment and create a more sustainable future.




An individual’s attendance of an event including submission of photo(s) in no way entitles the individual to compensation of any kind.



Clean neighborhoods make clean rivers


Litter from sidewalks, streets, parking lots, and nature areas eventually find its way into our rivers. This is because rain or outdoor water that runs through our neighborhoods picks up litter and debris and carries it into storm drains. When litter and other pollutants travel through our storm drains it goes directly to a creek or river, with no treatment. This pollutes our waterways and harms plants, fish, birds, and other aquatic life.


Litter wreaks havoc on our waterways. But you can help! Picking up the trash you see around your neighborhood will help protect our beautiful rivers. When you trash your trash, you create a cleaner river.

Download our Toolkit + host a clean-up event

The best way for you to create a cleaner river is to host a neighborhood clean-up. Hosting a virtual or socially-distanced clean-up is easy, download our toolkit below for instructions.

Enter your photos in our Trash Your Trash Drawing!

If you’ve already taken your clean-up efforts to the next level, we want to hear all about it! Click the button below to tell us how much of a Superstar you are! Please remember to include photos in your submission. We can’t wait to see you make a difference!


Get Involved!


In our region, there are quite a few high-trash areas that have the potential to impact our family’s daily lives, as well as the neighborhood around us. It’s up to us to take the first step and lead by example. Show our children, friends, and neighbors that keeping our play-zones and neighborhoods trash-free can be both quick and easy. Here’s a few easy tips and tricks:


  • Dispose of trash in a public garbage can or your home garbage/recycle bin. For large clean up events or bulky items, please check with your local Waste Management Departments for instructions on how to dispose or transport waste.
  • If you encounter sharp objects (like needles) do NOT pick them up, report them by calling 3-1-1.
  • If you head into nature, look out for poison oak.
  • Avoid encampments.
  • Be aware of traffic and do not attempt to pick up litter in roadways.
  • In parks, creeks/natural areas, follow all posted signage and limit activities to areas open to the public.
  • If you clean up a local waterway, be mindful of the conditions and be careful near the water’s edge.
  • Keep a safe distance from all wildlife! Leave nature as-is! Do not pick up or disturb natural objects, such as leaves or branches.


Share your clean-up efforts and photos on social media! Use the hashtag #TrashYourTrash and encourage others to get involved.

Are you ready to lend a hand, but need the right tools?

SSQP can provide a Pick-Up Kit to interested visitors! You can submit a request for your own kit using the SSQP Clean Up Kit Request form.

In the kit, we can provide:

  • Buckets
  • Grabbers
  • Trash Bags
  • Gloves


Get connected with a clean-up group!

Looking for a clean-up group to join? Check out the Sacramento Creek Week’s webpage for volunteer ideas or our calendar of events!



📅 SSQP’s Calendar of Events 📅

Take the Trash Your Trash Pledge!

Do you pledge to dispose of your trash, to pick up litter when you see it, and to remember that clean streets equals clean rivers? Submit a pledge to make it official!


#TrashYouTrash Pledge Tracker

The Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership (SSQP) team will be tracking the number of pledges we receive. Help us reach our goal of 200 pledges! Share your efforts, whether big or small, with friends, family, coworkers and other river friendly individuals!


Be sure to check back frequently to track our progress.




Spread the word on social media!


Get the word out by sharing messages on your social media platforms! Check out our templates below:


Download the Trash Your Trash stencil


Simple actions for businesses


Business’s play an important role in litter prevention. If you own or manage a business, please keep Sacramento’s streets and waterways clean by adopting the simple actions in our tip sheet. Download the copy below and share with your team!


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