Granite Creek Cleanup Guidelines

for 22 April 2023

Thank you for helping keep Prescott beautiful!

Welcome! Over 400 people are coming together this year to make a difference in the Prescott community! That’s impressive. Things to know: 

1. Pre-Registration was required – additional t-shirts are not available.
2. The Drive-Up Sign-In has worked so well, we’re sticking with it!
3. Dispersed Outdoor Cleanup Locations – People are assigned to almost 50 locations around the watershed!

Have a fun Granite Creek Cleanup experience and stay safe!

General Recommendations and Guidelines

  1. APPAREL: We recommend water-resistant, hard-soled shoes or boots, long pants, long sleeved shirts, and work gloves. Don’t forget your sunscreen along with big, shady hat and water bottle.
  2. LEAVE: Car batteries, barbed wire, hazardous waste, or large items (over 5 ft.) should be left in place. Notify Prescott Creeks personnel of the location. Use the REPORT LARGE DEBRIS APP, or if possible, return to Granite Creek Park and show us on the map where you found these sorts of items. To get them collected, we will let the proper authorities know.
  3. DROP-OFF LOCATIONS: Drop-off locations are marked with orange traffic cones and small signs. Please place full trash bags in groups behind the cones. Do not put bags in dumpsters or on streets, sidewalks, or in driveways. All bags and collected debris must be visible to collection-truck drivers. Trash removal by the City of Prescott Solid Waste Department will occur after the event. Collected refuse will be weighed and recorded. We’ll email you with the results of your work.
  4. TIRES: If you find tires, please remove as much dirt and debris from the inside the tire as possible. Place tires at drop-off locations in a separate pile so City of Prescott Solid Waste Department can direct them to the appropriate recycle location. Do NOT mix tires in with bags!


  5. CAMPS: If you encounter a suspected homeless camp, evaluate if it appears inhabited (tent sites, medicines, food, etc.). If inhabited, please avoid the camp. If it appears abandoned, carefully proceed with the cleanup. Please also let us know where you found the camp when you return to the park.
  6. EVENT END TIME: All good things must come to an end… City of Prescott Solid Waste crews will make all the rounds and get us a total collection weight early Monday morning. Please have all collected trash & debris to DROP-OFF locations by 5 PM on Sunday 4/23/2023. We will email you with the results of your work.
  7. PHOTOS: Please share any pictures, video, or stories you capture of people having a blast while improving their community. Email pictures and video [email protected]. We’d love to hear/read your stories, too!

    Post pictures and video to social medial using the following tags:

#GraniteCreekCleanup    #CityofPrescott     #PrescottCreeks

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Cleanup Trash Bag & Debris Drop-off Locations

(Look for the orange traffic cone with a Cleanup Drop-Off sign)

The generous Sponsors & Partners shown below make this event possible.
Thank you Sponsors!

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