Clean Lake Forest

Clean Lake Forest is a community driven clean-up initiative designed to aesthetically improve the City by cleaning parks, streetscapes, and public spaces through litter and graffiti removal. The goal of this initiative is to unify and beautify Lake Forest by assisting with grassroots community clean-up projects that engage residents, non-profits, local businesses, and civic leaders.

Lake Forest continues to focus on regular maintenance throughout the City by handling inquiries regarding graffiti, illegal dumping, park maintenance and other issues. City contractors handle an average of five illegal dumping cases each month. Last year alone, more than 315 graffiti reports were received through the City's Ask Lake Forest system.

Residents are encouraged to download the City of Lake Forest mobile app or visit the Ask Lake Forest (ALF) page to report issues throughout the City.

Click here for Clean Lake Forest Event Calendar

Click here for information about the September 18 Clean Lake Forest event

Click here to sign up for the September 18 Clean Lake Forest event

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More Than 100 Volunteer at Inaugural Clean Lake Forest Event

More than 105 volunteers came out for the first Clean Lake Forest event, on May 22 at Pittsford Park.

The successful event would not have been possible without the support the following participants and sponsors:

  • Boy Scouts of America Troop 604
  • California Taekwondo Center
  • Lake Forest Kiwanis 
  • Lake Forest area Trash Walkers
  • Dwight Robinson
  • Benjamin Yu
  • Canyon Democrats
  • Girl Scout Troop 2822
  • El Toro High School Key Club
  • Saddleback Church
  • Trabuco Hills Key Club
  • Mission Viejo High School Key Club
  • UCI Circle K 
  • Abiding Savior Lutheran Church and School

Volunteers fanned out to parks, streets, and greenbelts throughout the City, picking up hundreds of pounds of trash. We look forward to the next Clean Lake Forest event on September 18.

Click here to see all photos and download your favorites.

Click here to see the Orange County Register's coverage of the May 22 clean up.

Dear Mayor Pro Tem Pequeno,

On behalf of our group at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church and School, I would like to thank you for a great day of service! The amount of trash we found was truly astonishing. Our group alone collected 6 full bags of trash. We are so grateful to you and the City Council in bringing forth awareness and for all of your efforts in making this day happen. We loved having the opportunity to clean up our beautiful City of Lake Forest!

Tricia Stroube
Congregation Secretary

Frequent Clean Up Contacts

Abandoned Shopping CartsCal Cart Retrieval: (800) 252-4613
Graffiti Reporting/Hotline(949) 461-3583
Ask Lake Forest (ALF)
Illegal Dumping & Abandoned PropertyPublic Works: (949) 461-3480
Discharges & Suspected PollutionOrange County Storm Water Program: (877) 897-7455
Pharmaceutical DisposalAlbertsons, Mission Viejo - 23072 Alicia Pkwy
Albertsons, Irvine - 14201 Jeffrey Road
Direct Rx, Laguna Hills - 23275 S Pointe Dr, Suite 130
Saddleback Medical Center, Laguna Hills - 24411 Health Center Dr. Suite 102
Vons, Mission Viejo - 26022 Marguerite Pkwy
Report Bacterial Leaf BlightPublic Works: (949) 461-3480

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