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 information and flyers

The next Clean Lake Forest event is National Clean-up Day, September 17, 2022, from 8 - 11 a.m. at Pittsford Park (21701 Pittsford, Lake Forest).

Register for the September event here

Click here for the Calendar

Clean Lake Forest / Girl Scout Trash Pick Up Fun Patchgirl scouts patch for CLF

In honor of the Girl Scout's 110 Anniversary, Clean Lake Forest will be sponsoring the Trash Pick Up Fun Patch for all girls scouts who sign up and participate in any of the 2022 Clean Lake Forest events.

For additional information, contact Commissioner Suzy Betz at

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Over 250 Volunteers Helped Beautify the City at the Clean Lake Forest Citywide Clean-Up Event!

Clean Lake Forest gathered more than 250 volunteers on Saturday, March 26, 2022, for the Citywide Clean-Up Event. The volunteers spanned out to streets, trails, and parks all over the City to help Clean Lake Forest in its initiative to beautify Lake Forest. 

Nearly 15 tons of trash was collected! Volunteers were rewarded for their hard work with certificates from the Mayor and amazing raffle prizes. 

If you're looking for a family-fun event, a way to contribute positively to the City, or a community service hours, make sure to keep an eye out for the next CLF event. 

Clean Lake Forest would like to thank the very generous sponsors of this event!

  • LF Chamber
  • Benjamin Yu
  • CR&R 
  • Saddleback Church
  • Mountain Mikes Pizza
  • Cuca's Mexican Food
  • Chipotle
  • Power Dry Cleaners
  • BSA Troop 918
  • Spectrum Specialty Products
  • Dream Dinners
  • Handel's Ice Cream 
  • Brizio Pizza

Click here to see all photos and download your favorites.

The next Clean Lake Forest event is Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Pittsford Park.

"Thanks, Suzy!

We are planning on participating in the next Clean Lake Forest event on June 25th! The kids had a blast at the one last weekend and we all felt so good clearing all that trash from the Nature Park!

Carrie C"

"Dear Suzy,

I had so much fun at Clean Lake Forest last Saturday!

I saw a great spirit of unity and support in the community for this event, and it is becoming a movement to care for the city!

We look forward to serving again in June!


Candy C."

Clean Lake Forest Year-in-Review


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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