City of Hawthorne logoThe City of Hawthorne is committed to fostering a cleaner, more vibrant community through its series of successful community clean-up events. These events are organized in collaboration with various partners including the Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Martinez Landscape, and Republic Services, and have seen tremendous participation from residents and volunteers, resulting in significant improvements in the cleanliness of Hawthorne’s streets and parks.

“Our community clean-up events truly embody the spirit of our City of Good Neighbors!” said City Manager Vontray Norris. “We are proud to witness the impressive community turnout produced by these events, and look forward to continue creating opportunities for Hawthorne to get together and make our city a better place.”

Past Community Clean-Up Events:
March 16, 2024
This spring, the City of Hawthorne organized a community cleanup event. Held at the Betty Ainsworth Sports Center, the event offered paper shredding and e-waste collection. Volunteers collected debris in the area around the Sports Center, bolstering community and beautifying the city.

December 9th, 2023
In partnership with Caltrans, the City of Hawthorne organized a free Community Dump Day Event, held at the Betty Ainsworth Center. Over 100 staff members, residents, and volunteers came together to dispose of trash, electronic waste, bulky items, and paper for shredding, and the event saw the collection of over 11 tons or 40.96 cubic yards of waste.

March 19th, 2023
This 2023 event saw an incredible turnout of 115 volunteers and 35 City of Hawthorne employees, demonstrating a shared commitment to maintaining the beauty of our city. Bulky items were collected from streets and parks, with additional support from Martinez Landscape, Republic Services, and Caltrans.

Looking ahead, the City of Hawthorne invites residents to join forces in upcoming community clean-up events. Stay tuned on our social media channels @CityOfHawthorneCA, sign up for our email list, and check out our website to learn more about creating a cleaner, safer City. To report local debris, contact the Hawthorne Public Works department or submit a report through the Hawthorne 311 app.