Residents are encouraged to clean their homes and yards and dispose of excess trash, passenger car tires, and any other items that might hold water that could breed mosquitos and spread the Zika virus. Lake County’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be onsite to accept household hazardous waste, paint, fuel, and more, a news release states. The cleanup is sponsored by WastePro.
Keep Lake Beautiful will provide gloves, safety vests, trash bags, and water to the cleanup crews. Volunteers must be 16 years or older, or be accompanied by an adult. Participants are encouraged to wear proper attire, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
The mission of Keep Lake Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is to beautify Lake County by engaging the community. Since its launch, the program has hosted or partnered on more than 20 projects, including community and waterway cleanups, roadside litter pickups, neighborhood and school beautification events, tree plantings, and household hazardous waste collection events.
“We have seen positive change within our community when people work together to take action,” says Will Dawson, program coordinator. “KLB events are a wonderful way to bring families together, team-build, and give back.”