Conducting a cleanup of sites that have accumulated trash due to illegal immigration in Arizona requires thoughtful planning. Volunteers are often involved, and cleanups generally take place on land owned by someone else. Guidance on conducting an efficient, cost-effective and safe cleanup is provided below. This information is provided as guidance only and may not be comprehensive.


The Arizona Border Trash Web site is a tool to inform stakeholders about conducting and documenting border trash cleanups. Data collected through this Web site is for the sole purpose of summarizing cleanup events. Please note that for personal safety, interested volunteers should coordinate with a governmental entity leading a cleanup event. Local law enforcement, first responders or other appropriate entity, along with cleanup organizers, should be contacted directly to report potentially criminal, medical or other urgent situations. This website was designed for use with Internet Explorer 9. If you experience any issues, try using a different browser.