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 Keep Akron Beautiful invites YOU to help a school in your community win the RecycleBowl Compeition this fall! The competition will take place from October 16 until November 10, 2017. Schools will compete to see who can recycle the most pounds of paper, per student. Visit our America Recycles Day page for more information on the prizes up for grabs and how you can help a school in your neighborhood.


Congratulations to Hollie Lerchbacher of Macedonia! The 14th Dreamscape Makeover took place during the first week of August. Visit our Dreamscape page to see the runner-up prize winners and to learn more about our vendor partners that make this possible!

Clean Up Akron Month

Thank you to the 1,801 community volunteers as well as 1,370 student groups

who participated in Clean Up Akron Month in the month of April 2017.

(Pictured above is 4H Shooting Sports Club cleanup at Nesmith Lake).

And Earth Day, April 22, was celebrated with a large Summit Lake cleanup, where a total of

239 volunteers removed 5.5 tons of litter and 18 tires in 3 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.




 A 2016 Keep America Beautiful National Award Winner

Keep Akron Beautiful received the 2016 Keep America Beautiful President Circle Award recognition at Keep America Beautiful’s recent National Conference in Washington D.C. 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, Polly, 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