Abigail spoke up and the first community cleanup box has been installed adjacent to the vacant lots cleared of debris – all thanks to the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force, Local Girl Scouts, Eastside High School Art Students and the City of Lancaster. We need your help to keep […]

First Community Cleanup Box Installed in Lancaster

Of repurposing cast-off items to create art, Purifoy said: “Junk art, assemblage art…it’s as close to human existence because it’s all the cast-offs we are utilizing here….So, I won’t say that assemblage art is much like itself, but it’s closer to existence than any other art form. Because it’s your […]

Junk Dada

hashtag your photos dehsart
The top #dehsart hashtag user during the month of October will win a one of a kind framed art piece and DEHSART swag bag! Celebrate the first DEHSART cleanup station box and inspire others by sharing your trash photos tagged #dehsart on Instagram!   Simply follow these instructions:   1. […]


Keep our Desert Beautiful. A large scale clean-up event took place yesterday – a team endeavor with the City of Lancaster and Waste Management. All accomplished because of an account by a local junior girl scout at a DEHSART event –  in attendance with her troop and first of 50 girls to speak […]

One AV Girl Scout’s Voice Sends a Clean & Clear ...

Senior Girls Scouts of Los Angeles chapters helped build the first DEHSART Clean Up Station – an experimental initiative to inspire community clean-up action. The box is made of discarded wood and donated materials from Home Depot and Do It Best with hardware found and repurposed from an AV dumpsite. […]

Girl Scouts create the First DEHSART Clean-up Station

Karyl Newman gave a Take Action presentation to Los Angeles Area Girl Scouts to inspire them on their Journeys and help make an impact on our environment. Scouts were invited to help collect trash in their own neighborhood, report illegal dumping and bring a T-Shirt from home to customize with […]

LA Area Girl Scouts Learn About DEHSART

DEHSART is TRASHED spelled backwards!
Taking a few minutes each day to fill a bag with trash helps make an impact on illegally dumped debris in our desert. An easy way to clean-up is to always have a bag with you. With help from our partners in Girl Scout Troop 9022, we showed scouts from […]

Make a Re-Usable Bag From An Old T Shirt

@DEHSART on Instagram
Today is @DEHSART’s two year anniversary on Instagram and the project has received another grant from the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force! Celebrate by following @DEHSART on Instagram!                                     Contribute by sharing your illegal […]

DEHSART receives 2015 grant from the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping ...

2014 Green Leadership Award for DEHSART
On April 22, 2008, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors established an annual Green Leadership Award to showcase the diverse local achievements in protecting and improving our environment. Throughout Los Angeles County, residents, businesses, nonprofit organizations, community groups and cities develop and employ innovative strategies and initiatives to enhance […]

DEHSART honored as a finalist for the LA County Green ...

DEHSART created a Public Service Announcement based on the votes from our public engagement activity that asked you what message you wanted to emphasized to activate community involvement in illegal dumping. The community overwhelmingly decided REPORTING is the message that needs to be broadcast and encouraged in the region to […]

Dehsart’s Illegal Dumping PSA

We are big fans of Alyce Santoro‘s Sonic Fabric made of re-purposed cassette tape. We find cassettes and VHS media dumped in the desert all the time. After collecting a couple of e-waste-d tape players (thanks Jason!) we hacked the play heads. An illegal dumping bumper sticker holds the emulsion […]