Volunteering is always a worthy undertaking, usually with positive results for both the volunteer and the goal of the intended effort. Cleanups of waste from illegal immigration are events that have to take place frequently to keep up with the continuous depositing of waste in Arizona's borderlands. Volunteers are often welcomed; however, border trash cleanups pose unique risks. It is important to be aware of what to expect and how to handle certain aspects before participating in the cleanup. Before taking part in a cleanup, please read the following information carefully.

If you sign up to participate in a particular cleanup, the designated cleanup coordinator may request that you submit volunteer forms. Please wait for instructions from the designated cleanup coordinator on which forms are requested, and do not submit the forms to the Arizona Border Trash Project unless instructed to do so.


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.