Cleanups and Litter Reduction

Keep Roswell Beautiful hosts several cleanup events throughout the year. The program also assists individuals and organizations in the community complete their own cleanups. If you would like to request supplies, please complete the Cleanup Supplies Request Form. For any questions or comments, contact Staff Liaison Kathy Lay at 575-500-0395. Call for Cleanups with free clean up supplies available from Keep Roswell Beautiful

Empowering youth

KRB is looking for local youth groups who want to raise funds and make a positive difference by cleaning up a public area in Roswell.

Thanks to the New Mexico Tourism Department's Clean and Beautiful Grant program, the KRB Empowering Youth Cleanup can provide $400 for a youth-organization.

  • The group must be comprised of at least 10 people ages 11-25
  • A form, available through KRB, must be filled out in advance.
  • A two-hour cleanup must be performed on an approved public area.
  • KRB will provide cleanup supplies, as well.

To get more information, contact Kathy Lay at 575-500-0395 or

Program will be offered while grant funding is available.

Fall Cleanup 

2022 Fall KRB cleanup 

Fall 2022 Community Cleanup was held on October 15th. KRB partnered with the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce. The target for this cleanup was Poe Corn Park and the Hondo River Trail. KRB provided supplies and the Hispano Chamber provided meal coupons from a local restaurant for the first 50 volunteers to complete the cleanup. Volunteers also received reusable shopping totes and tumblers from KRB, "Toss No Mas" car trash containers from the New Mexico Department of Transportation and energy-efficient LED light bulbs from Xcel Energy.  Thanks to all the volunteers who were there and worked hard to clean up the area! 

 #KeepRoswellBeautiful #KeepNewMexicoTrue #KRBLitterFree #CleanPromotesClean


The KRB litter prevention campaign is targeting the most littered item in the world, in the US, and in New Mexico - cigarette butts. They are not just wood (paper) and leaves (tobacco). The filter is plastic and filled with thousands of chemicals, hundreds of which are toxic. They are harmful and can kill wildlife and fish. If animals could talk, they would tell us #NoButts4Me. If you are a smoker, keep a small jar under your car seat to dispose of cigarette butts. Take it one step farther by joining the effort to recycle cigarette butts. Put the collected cigarette butts in a zip bag, toss it in a mailer, and use the free shipping label from Terracycle to send them to be recycled. Learn more about the program and sign up to participate here:

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Upper Pecos Watershed Annual River Cleanup

Upper Pecos Watershed Association Annual River Cleanup

Dates and information will be shared once plans are finalized.