Keeping Our Community Backyard Pristine 

We are lucky to call the Cle Elum River Valley our backyard. As with many beautiful places, each summer lots of people from all over Washington and beyond come and visit. And where there are people, inevitably there is trash. With each year, more garbage is left behind – to a point that the Forest Service is unable to keep up with it. So, this year, in partnership with the Forest Service, we are starting a community program called Thrash the Trash to empower our communities and keep our lands clean!


On the day of the event, we will meet at the Kittitas Conservation Trust office and head out to our clean up site from there. We will provide gloves, trash pickers and trash bags. We will also have water coolers so you can fill up your water bottles as you work. At the end of the day, we will load up the trash in a trailer provided by the Forest Service and then dispose of the garbage in a dumpster on the Forest Service compound.


We will meet at 1 PM at our office above the Roslyn Post Office – 120 W Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn, WA 98941. Go through the double doors on looker’s left of the Roslyn Post Office building, up the stairs and our office will be on the left.


Picking up trash is a fun time, but you’ll want to dress and bring the right supplies for guaranteed success.
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Water
  • Snacks


It’s easy. Click on the button below and find a day that works for you. Sign up and bring your A game!


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Thrash the Trash Supporters

A huge thanks to the Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement for providing funding for the tools and supplies needed to start up Thrash the Trash, and to the Forest Service for providing staffing, vehicles, and materials to make this program happen.

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