ERC Celebrates 27th Annual Clean Sweep Event on Saturday, May 6, 2023


Come celebrate the Environmental Resource Center’s longest running program while making our community even more beautiful!

   The 2023 Clean Sweep will take place on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participation is free and easy. Meet at one of the following locations starting at 9 a.m. to register and pick up garbage bags. We encourage you to bring a pair of work or garden gloves. Complimentary breakfast snacks and hot drinks will be provided. Costumes encouraged!

• ERC Office in Ketchum (471 Washington Ave.)

• Hop Porter Park, by the arch, in Hailey (126 W. Bullion St.)

• Memorial Park in Bellevue (between Cedar and Elm)

   If you can’t make it and are interested in having your own Clean Sweep the week leading up to May 6, please contact the ERC for more information so that we can accommodate that request.

  Once you have your gloves, fun costumes and trash supplies, fan out and pick up trash in your chosen area until 11:30 a.m. Participants can celebrate their good work with a lunch gift certificate, which is provided in the registration packet. All participants are also entered into a raffle with great local prizes.

  Take pictures of your group, costumes, and any “interesting items” you find for a chance to win prizes. Email the pictures to and tag us on your social media accounts with @ERCSunValley.

   Teams can also participate in the Trash Challenge! Teams will receive one point for each member of their team, one point for each member that is dressed up, and one point for each full bag of trash picked up. After the event, points will be tallied up valley-wide, and the winning team will be announced and highlighted on the ERC’s website online.

   Winners of the competitions, as well as the raffle drawings, will be contacted individually by the ERC.

   If you are in a position to support Clean Sweep and the ERC’s recycling outreach programs financially, we encourage you to make a donation to the ERC through our homepage at, or by calling the ERC office directly. Local action makes a difference.

Thank you for contributing to your community. We’ll see you out there.