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Congratulations to all of our 2017 winners! 

Overall Winner: St. Mary School - with the most recycled paper overall- 2.32 tons of paper recycled!

Most Improved Winner: East CLC- recycled 1,170 pounds more in 2017 than in 2016.

1st Place Elementary: Resnik CLC

1st Place Middle: Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts

1st Place High School: Kenmore-Garfield High School

1st Place Multi-Level School: Our Lady of the Elms

Check out the press release on all of the details here.


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 year's 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.




keep america beautiful award 2017

 A 2017 Keep America Beautiful National Award Winner

Keep Akron Beautiful received the 2017 Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award recognition at Keep America Beautiful’s recent National Conference in Dallas, Texas.

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.

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. See PowerPoint on connection between plants and humans.


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