Ongoing Programs & Events

Adopt a Spot

You are encouraged to take part in this exciting and innovative program by adopting a portion of your neighborhood. From business districts to your own block, beautification and maintenance of your own spot can only benefit your community. Check out program information and sign up.

Toss No Mas

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB), along with New Mexico Clean and Beautiful, hosts the annual Toss No Mas event in October. 

Earth Day

KLCB partners with the Tree Stewards program, volunteers from numerous City of Las Cruces departments and the residents to plant trees, shrubs and flowers throughout the community on this annual event. 

KLCB also hosts the annual Reuse and Recycle Fashion Show in honor of Earth Day. Contestants must create clothing designs out of recycled materials. The competition is open to everyone, and the call for entries is announced prior to the Earth Day fashion show. 

Great American Cleanup

As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, KLCB participates in the annual cleanup event designed to end littering, improve recycling, and beautify our community. The event is held in April.

Juvenile Citation Program Mural Program

KLCB partners with the Juvenile Citation Program (JCP) to eradicate graffiti and place beautiful murals around the city, providing all tools, equipment and paint for projects. Read more about graffiti in Las Cruces.

Libby the Green Dog

KLCB collaborates with Las Cruces Public Schools and the City of Las Cruces to bring Libby the Green Dog as an ambassador to educate youth in controlling litter, recycling, beautification, and reporting graffiti. Libby visits with classrooms in various schools to teach kids how to recycle and ways to prevent illegal dumping.

Recycling bin for bottles and cans2017 Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant

The City of Las Cruces is a recipient of the 2017 Coca-Cola Foundation/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant, one of fifty organizations nationwide to receive this award. 

The City has established a public space recycling initiative for City events, athletic fields, parks, and walking trails with bins. Departments collaborating on the Recycling Bin project are:

  • Keep America Beautiful
  • Parks and Recreation
  • South Central Solid Waste Authority, which coordinates the City recycling program
  • The Sustainability Office
  • Utilities - Solid Waste

The bins, which collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans, are located along the Triviz Multipurpose Path and Outfall Channel, and at Apodaca Park, Young Park, and Veterans Memorial Park. Download a map of bin locations (PDF).

Learn More

For more information about these events and more, please contact us at 575-528-4506.