El Sobrante / Richmond / 94803

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Next Third Saturday Cleanup: Feb. 18!

Thanks, to our almost 40 Green Team volunteers who came for Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service in January. We had a social justice sing-along before-hand and help from SOS Richmond throughout the event. Now, let’s all get ready for our next regular Third Saturday Monthly Cleanup litter cleanup on Feb. 18.

This Winter: Adopt a storm drain: Remove litter and debris from the storm drains near your home to prevent flooding. This affects your home and drive directly.

We are your neighbors and volunteers who really like to Keep El Sobrante Clean and Beautiful. We meet at 10 AM at El Sobrante Public Library, 4191 Appian Way (email us about joining in) and go out to pick up litter. Our events are all free and always fun. You’ll do good and meet other great people, so come on down and join us on the Third Saturday of any month! This link takes you to a PDF of the postcard we made to promote our cleanups and educate people about how to get rid of stuff without dumping — can you help us distribute the message around town or sign up to help keep the momentum going? You can also join the clean up and beautification thread on NextDoor.

We provide this webpage with links and a calendar and work in coalition with the SPAWNERS, C4GES, SOS! Richmond and other local groups. Click here to get more involved, or just meet us at the El Sobrante Public Library any month. You are also welcome to join the monthly virtual El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council EBMAC Cleanup and Beautification Subcommittee Meetings to get updates on local, ongoing efforts and to brainstorm on how to handle the trash problem in our town. Special guest presentations TBA.

El Sobrante has a number of other interesting groups. We encourage all our neighbors to become involved in the campaign to make our town a better place. If you do, you will connect with some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet!


Report a pile: 1-800-NO DUMPING

We have a beautiful little town. Sign up here to make it even better!

Keep El Sobrante 94803
Clean and Beautiful

Dear El Sobrante and Richmond Neighbors,

We love the El Sobrante area, which includes parts of unincorporated Contra Costa County and parts of the City of Richmond. However, the growing litter and illegal dumping problems here defiles the natural beauty of our commujnity and impacts our quality of life. It’s not only ugly – it’s bad for the environment and wildlife, attracts vermin and spreads disease.

We’ve had enough! We deserve better. 

It’s up to all of us, our village, to do our part to Keep El Sobrante Clean and Beautiful. So please join us on National Cleanup Day and at our regular clean up events to launch an ongoing effort to clean and beautify our town.

– The El Sobrante Green Team

Email us for more information

More things to do 

Businesses * Property Owners * Residents * Apartment Complexes * Schools * Places of Worship * Neighborhood Associations * Organizations * Anyone and Everyone can step up individually or form a team to do the following:

  • Pick up litter (masks, gloves, fast food containers, plastic, wrappers, cigarette butts, large items, etc.)
  • Clean up your property down to the streets and gutters, in your parking lots, on your block, or a trouble spot in your area. 
  • Adopt a spot you can clean up on a regular basis

Every day is a new chance for us to make a difference! You can help us keep El Sobrante beautiful. Here are some more ideas:

  • Pull up weeds, plant some native, drought-resistant flowers to beautify
  • Refresh the paint on your property that’s been an eyesore for a while
  • Clean up grafitti
  • Paint a mural (Warning: May need permits)
  • Collect trash along the creek
Third Saturday roadside cleanup

On the Third Saturday each month, we pick target locations and fan out in teams. Meet at El Sobrante library parking lot at 10 AM, return equipment at noon. Or, pick your own spot and schedule.10 AM – Noon. El Sobrante Public Library, 4191 Appian Way. See sidebar calendar for upcoming dates. More info here.

Take pride in knowing that our community cares about keeping El Sobrante beautiful. Together we will make a difference!

Caltrans Reporting Form

Use the Caltrans Customer Service online reporting form to notify Caltrans of blight or dumping on State Freeways and state roads. It features a map to report the location of your concern. To set the marker on the site of your concern within the California State Highway System, click anywhere on the map or drag it. Otherwise, simply call 916-654-2852.

– The El Sobrante Green Team

Scenes from Sept. 18, 2021 Cleanup