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Sat, Sep 09


S. King Rd/I-280 Northbound On-ramp

San Jose

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Time & Location

Sep 09, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

S. King Rd/I-280 Northbound On-ramp


About the event

VTA, in a multi-agency partnership with Caltrans Clean CA, California Highway Patrol, Keep America Beautiful, Valley Water, San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan, San Jose District 5 Councilmember Peter Ortiz, and City of San Jose,  have partnered with City of San Jose's Neighborhood Beautification Team in sponsoring a community volunteer cleanup day. The purpose of the event is to increase public awareness of the hazards of improperly disposed trash on the highways to drivers, environment, and residents.

Free litter kits and t-shirts for participating volunteers. Must be 16 years or older, and there is a cap limit on the number of volunteers due to highway work zone safety restrictions.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: S. King Rd/I-280 Northbound On-Ramp, San Jose (Directions)
  • Parking: 680 S 34th St, San Jose, CA 95116 (Directions)


  • 9:00 to 9:15: Volunteer check-in and pick-up cleaning gear
  • 9:15 to 9:30: Event kick-off and safety briefing
  • 9:30 to 10:30: Clean off-ramp area
  • 10:30 to 11:00: Return gear, count trash, refreshments, and group photo!

Event Day Considerations

Be prepared for both cool and hot weather conditions. Volunteers should wear multi-layers, long pants, closed-toe shoes, and sun protection. Masks requirements are based on current guidance from Santa Clara County Health Department.

Additional Notes:

  • This event will be cancelled if rain is forecasted for the clean-up day. (7-day weather forecast for San Jose)
  • Clean-up equipment, personal protective gear, bottled waterm and light snacks will be provided.

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