A citywide cleanup campaign, dubbed "Lookin' Good," is scheduled to get under way with Earth Day April 22.
Sponsored by the Valley West Chamber of Commerce, the campaign features a week of activities beginning with a band concert at West Valley City Park on Monday, April 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.During the week, elementary school students will collect trash in their neighborhoods for cash prizes from area businesses. Trash bags will be provided by Waste Management of Salt Lake, which begins the week with the kick-off of its curbside recycling program.
An adopt-a-highway effort will focus on the cleanup of litter along 3500 South. Businesses along the route are being encouraged to spruce up by painting, washing windows, weeding, planting flowers and otherwise cleaning up their areas.
Lynne King of First Security Bank, who is leading the 3500 South cleanup, said the road is the "front door to our community."
For the recycling effort, both West Valley Burger Kings have pledged to give a free hamburger to customers who bring in a 5-inch stack of newspapers on Wedenesday, April 24.
Trash bins for neighborhood cleanups will be available Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, at seven locations: West Valley City Hall, 3600 S. Constitution Blvd.; 4310 S. 3200 West; 5800 W. 4100 South; Woodledge Park, 5180 W. 4210 South; 3500 S. 4000 West; 6725 W. 3800 South, and at Lester St. and Crystal Ave.
Dama Barbour, chairwoman of the cleanup, said the campaign will conclude Saturday with a breakfast cooked and served by West Valley Mayor Brent F. Anderson and the City Council from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Glenn Weaver Park, 1950 W. 3700 South. The breakfast will cost $1.50 for adults and $1 for children.
Anyone wishing to volunteer or help coordinate the activites can call Barbour at 967-9773 or the chamber office, 969-8755.