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RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull and the City of Rio Rancho’s Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful Division (KRRB) invite residents to take part in the Mayor’s Rally in the Desert cleanup event on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon. 

 

“Illegal dumpsites are a stain on our community,” said Mayor Gregg Hull. “Last year, we banded together and collected almost 50 tons of waste from our beautiful open spaces. This year, I invite all citizens to register for this event and to keep Rio Rancho beautiful and free of debris and litter.”

 

The event gives people an opportunity to work together with one goal in mind – keep our community clean and beautiful. Individuals, nonprofit organizations, and sports teams are encouraged to take part in this event and compete with other groups in clearing litter and debris from parks, roadways, and mesas/open spaces. Cleanup sites will be assigned to groups.

 

Registered volunteers will have access to cleanup dumpsters, bags and gloves, and the first 300 volunteers will receive reusable grocery bags, straws, and other resources. The top three groups to remove the largest amount of waste will receive cash prizes, courtesy of Waste Management of New Mexico. To register for the event, please visit www.rrnm.gov/rallyinthedesert and complete and submit the form by Monday, September 13.

 

Free access to the Sandoval County Landfill for Sandoval County residents from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (proof of residency required for landfill use). Liquids, paints, batteries, hazardous materials, explosives, appliances, electronics, and medical and radioactive wastes will not be accepted.

 

KRRB is a division of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. For additional information, please visit the City’s website, www.rrnm.gov. Follow city government on Twitter (twitter.com/RioRanchoNM), and like it on Facebook (facebook.com/RioRanchoGov).

 

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