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Green the Scene

Our largest fundraiser of the year, Green the Scene, is right around the corner. Save the date! Tickets will be on sale soon.


Are you or your company interested in sponsoring the event? Click here to see sponsorship packages!

For questions, please email Johanna at or call 330-375-2116 x5.



Clean Up Akron Month Results


Thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors!

In total, 2,632 volunteers took time to help make Akron a cleaner and healthier place to live for all this April. These volunteers cleaned up a total of 17.84 tons of trash and 53 tires from 108 sites, including 20 schools.

The annual Summit Lake Clean Up brought out 253 volunteers to clean the frequently littered and illegally-dumped at area of Summit Lake. These volunteers were able to collect 3.31 tons of trash and 18 tires in only three hours.


Volunteers who participated in Clean Up Akron Month were able to attend Keep Akron Beautiful’s annual Super Saturday Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on April 27, 2019 at the Akron Zoo. Volunteers received free zoo admission and picnic lunch.


We are proud that we can express our gratitude and appreciation to our volunteers with a free picnic through the generosity of our local sponsors, including: Acme Fresh Markets, Akron Zoological Park, City of Akron, D-A Specialty Co. Inc., GOJO Industries, Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, Inc., House of LaRose, Junior League of Akron, Keep Akron Beautiful Board of Directors, Sully’s Tool & Party Rental, Main Street Gourmet, Marc’s, Schwebel’s Bakery, The Sandy Chrisant Team, Pepsi-Cola, & Waste Management of Ohio.



Recycle-Bowl Results!

Thank you to all of the schools and community members who participated in this competition! 

This year, the participating schools were able to collect 24.36 tons or 48,720 pounds of paper. 


Elementary School - McEbright CLC.

Middle school - Hyre CLC

High school - Kenmore-Garfield High School.

Multi-grade school - Emmanuel Christian Academy

Most Improved winner - St. Vincent-St. Mary High School

OVERALL winner - Saint Mary School

The following schools particpated in the Recycle-Bowl competition:

Betty Jane CLC, Buchtel CLC, Case Elementary School, East CLC, Ellet High School, Findley CLC, Firestone Park Elementary School, Forest Hill CLC, Hatton CLC, Helen Arnold CLC, Hyre CLC, I Promise School, Innes CLC, Jennings CLC, Resnik CLC, Kenmore-Garfield High School, Leggett CLC, McEbright CLC, Miller South School VPA, North High School, Sam-Salem CLC, Seiberling CLC, Voris CLC, Akron Preparatory School, Main Preparatory Academy, Edge Academy, Middlebury Academy, Chapel Hill Christian School, Emmanuel Christian Academy, Hoban High School, Old Trail School, Our Lady of the Elms, Saint Mary School and St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.



Green the Scene Information

Thank you for supporting Green the Scene - A Dreamscape Auction on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.



All funds raised from Green the Scene helps support our beautification and litter eradication programs. 


A huge thank you to this 2018 sponsors:

FirstEnergy Foundation, Kim Haws Falasco (Baird), Ohio Savings Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank, Prime Vine, D-A Specialty Co., Inc., Naragon Companies, KB BioEnergy, Acme Fresh Market, S.A. Comunale, Jay Auto Group, Sully’s, Dominion Energy, Roetzel & Andress, Sikich Financial LLC, Vista Storage of Green, Bella Dora Management, River Valley Paper Company, Akron Paint and Varnish, Miller's, Steere Enterprises, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, Akron Art Museum, The House of LaRose, Inc., Precious Petals, Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, Swensons Drive-In Restuarants, Arnold’s Candies, Yankee Bionics, Thomas J. Clark (Wells Fargo Advisors), The City of Akron and Pepsi Beverages Co Inc.



Clean Up Akron Month Results


A huge thank you to the 3,509 volunteers who took time to help make Akron a cleaner and healthier place to live for all this April. These volunteers cleaned up a total of 17.77 tons of trash and 63 tires from 152 sites, including 18 schools.


The annual Summit Lake Clean Up brought out 282 volunteers to clean the frequently littered and illegally-dumped at area of Summit Lake. These volunteers were able to collect 3.47 tons of trash and 20 tires in only three hours.



 Is Adopt-A-Site right for you?


Adopt-A-Site is a volunteer gardening program that extends beautification throughout the community and KAB will look for new volunteer groups in the fall.  


  Click here to learn more about the program and read the criteria necessary to become an Adopt-A-Site.  




Print and play our Recycle Right Word Find today and learn about items not accepted in Akron curbside recycling.




2018 President's Circle Logo

 A 2018 Keep America Beautiful National Award Winner

Keep Akron Beautiful received the 2018 Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award and was recognized at Keep America Beautiful’s National Conference in Baltimore the week of February 4, 2019.
The President's Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities to help transform public spaces into beautiful places. In qualifying for a President’s Circle Award, Keep Akron Beautiful has met Keep America Beautiful’s standards of merit by conducting an annual Community Appearance Index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio, and administering activities in the areas of litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction, and beautification and community greening. Keep Akron Beautiful has been a consistent recipient of this award since the honor was established in 2003.

Read our At A Glance page for more information on what Keep Akron Beautiful does all year to earn the honor of a President's Circle award.



Community Programs Brought to You by

Keep Akron Beautiful


Schedule a Group Activity

Is your group, church, or youth program planning to plant a community garden or organizing a cleanup before the weather breaks? We have the supplies to assist. Get info on our Community Pride Trailer and Litter and Illegal Dump Cleanup Trailer. Book your trailer before the end of the season (October 31).


Get Free Litter Containers

Need litter or recycling containers for an event? Take advantage of our FREE receptable loan program.


Help Control Neighborhood Litter

Feel like your favorite park or neighborhood needs a litter sweep? For all city/public property cleanup requests, call Keep Akron Beautiful at 330.375.2116 for a sweep by our hardworking Litter Crew: Tim, Gordon, William and volunteers. For vacant lot and private property dumping/litter complaints call City 311 (330.375.2116) and submit your request. See a dumping in progress? Call Akron Police at 330-375-2181. Thank you for helping us with litter reduction in our City of Akron.


Increase Your Quality of Life

Take time to enjoy the beautiful Flowerscapes around town. Brought to you through the passion and sweat of our beloved Flowerscape Crew: Leah, Regina, Sue and Tim.


Help Us Control Graffiti

See graffiti around town or need private property graffiti removal? Call the City of Akron Customer Service Center by dialing 311 from your landline phone or 330.375.2311 from other phones. All you need to do is report it, unless it is on your private property. For your private property graffiti removal, the charge is $50 (could be higher for larger jobs), and you'll get a visit from our Graffiti Blaster Master, Tim!

graffiti removal helps Keep Akron Beautiful