KAB Trailers Now Open For the Season

By: Nalee Vang, Communications Intern

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The Community Pride Trailer (CPT) and Litter & Illegal Dump Trailer are now open for the season! You can register to rent any of these trailers to help with your cleanup events and to keep Akron beautiful! These trailers are available through KAB for City of Akron residents & community volunteer groups FREE of charge.

CPLTEach trailer serves a different purpose in our community, both with a positive end result! The CPT trailer is stocked with landscaping tools & cleanup supplies to assist residents with removing debris & clearing vacant lots in Akron’s neighborhoods. The Litter & Illegal Dump trailer is stocked with litter collection tools & cleanup supplies to assist residents with removing debris & clearing vacant lots.

 

This program is Keep Akron Beautiful’s attempt at spreading urban beautification beyond the downtown Flowerscapes by reviving vacant land so the abandoned lots become safe, appealing  spaces where community gardens, playgrounds, and/or gathering green spaces can be developed by neighbors. Keep Akron Beautiful Litter Program Staff will deliver and pick-up the trailer to and from the designated location. The trailers are booked on a first come, first served basis April through OctoberPlease check with Helen Dauka (hdauka@akronohio.gov or 330.375.2116 option 5) at the KAB office for trailer(s) availability, or see booked dates on our website.

Participation Requirements:
– A minimum of 5 volunteers or households must commit to participating.
– Must be used in Akron, OH.
– Event must have Project Coordinator (PC), who will assume multiple responsibilities (click here for list).
– Trailer may be borrowed for a maximum of three days.

Important Information
Click here to register for either trailers!
How to Get Started
Project Coordinator Form
Participant List
Participant Waiver Form
Equipment List
Cleanup Summary Report

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The Community Pride Trailer is sponsored by Akronites:
Ann and David Brennan
D-A Specialty Co., Inc

For more information, please visit our KAB Trailers website.

Community Pride Trailer

By Alexandra Clarke, Walsh Jesuit High School Senior Expierence Student

The Board of Directors introduced the Community Pride Trailer three years ago to be used by organizations, civic groups, and neighborhood volunteers to restore vacant and abandoned property. The Community Pride Trailer was made possible by grants from the Dominion Foundation and Charter One Bank. Through the rental of the 25 foot box trailer, the community can share Keep Akron Beautiful’s urban beautification experience with citizens who want to cleanup vacant property in their neighborhoods. Inside the Trailer is landscape equipment and cleanup supplies for volunteer groups to transform lots into green spaces.

Just this year 7 groups have used the traieler and 8 more groups are already signed up. Within the 7 groups that have already used trailer 92 bags of litter and debris were collected and 597 flowers, veggies, bulbs, and trees have been planted. 191 volunteers have used the trailer from groups like City Hope, Dominion East Ohio, Glendale Community Garden, Eleanor Heller 101 Group, the Akron Racers, and Adolph Community Gardens. Other groupls like The Carovillese Club, East Akron Community Development Corporation, MT. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Akron YMCA, Summit County Historical Society, The Akron Urban Garden, and The Ohio & Erie Canal have already signed up to use the Community Pride Trailer!

The Community Pride Trailer season started on April 25 and ends on October 28, 2014 but you can schedule your event today! Go to www.keepakronbeautiful.org to book the trailer for a project that will benefit the community. Citizens of Akron can complete an application form and view the requirements safety commitments and equipment list for the program online, or at the offices of Keep Akron Beautiful. KAB staff transports the trailer and works with your designated Project Coordinator at each job site.

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 Make sure to contact Keep Akron Beautiful and schedule your event today!

Community Pride Trailer Ready to Roll!

By Helen Dauka, Keep Akron Beautiful Intern

April 12 marks the official start of the Community Pride Trailer (CPT) season! The Trailer has brand new equipment including a small rototiller and small pressure washer. The new tools join the extensive supply list that has been available in the past.Community Pride Trailer Supplies

With all these great tools, imagine what you can do! Maybe your community garden needs a little sprucing up or maybe this is the year that your neighborhood starts its first community garden!

Just because the season doesn’t start for two weeks, its not too early to start planning. Groups are already starting to reserve the CPT!  Go to www.keepakronbeautiful.org to book the trailer for a project that will benefit the community.

Online, or at the offices of KAB, citizens can complete the application form and view the requirements, safety commitments and equipment list for the program. KAB staff transports the trailer and works with your designated Project Coordinator at each job site.

The Community Pride Trailer has had a large impact in its second year; the Trailer was loaned out to help with 18 community projects. Approximately 5,280 volunteer hours were logged, collecting 200 bags of litter, planting 64 trees, 785 flowers and bulbs, as well as painting a park pavilion and eradicating graffiti.

One of the groups that used the CPT to make a huge beautification change was EMERGE Counseling Services.

“Emerge Counseling Services has been blessed with the availability of the Community Pride Trailer. The convenience of having such a large quantities of equipment at your finger tips is incredible! With the CPT we were able to plant more flowers, clean up more areas and have more pride in our property!” – Colleen Bell, Emerge Ministries

Two years ago the Board of Directors introduced this new agency program, the Community Pride Trailer, to be used by organizations, civic groups and neighborhood volunteers to restore vacant and abandoned property. The Community Pride Trailer was made possible by generous grants from the Dominion Foundation and Charter One Bank. The Trailer program was an award-winning idea “stolen” from the Montgomery County Keep America Beautiful affiliate. Keep Akron Beautiful, through the rental of the 25 foot box trailer, can share the agency’s urban beautification experience with citizens who want to cleanup vacant property in their neighborhoods. Inside the Trailer is landscape equipment and cleanup supplies for volunteer groups to transform lots into green spaces.

Community Pride Trailer

The Community Pride Trailer is ready to roll, are you?