Litter and Illegal Dump Cleanup Trailer

The KAB trailers are currently closed for the season. Please come back March 1, 2019 to reserve for next season. 

Thank you to those who worked hard to get trailer projects done this season. Here are the results! 


The Community Pride Trailer's season was a huge success. Over 1218 volunteers worked with the trailer, who donated 6557.5 man hours to projects all over the City of Akron, that collected 15.49 tons of litter, painted 4 buildings, and planted 1240 trees and shrubs. Pictured above is the CPT with a group from Citizen's Bank at Neighborhood Reborn VIII.


The Litter and Illegal Dump Cleanup Trailer, which was available for its fourth season in 2018, was loaned out to groups who tackled urban blight in their neighborhoods for litter sweeps or vacant lot transformations. This trailer was used by 47 groups, with 959 volunteers, who donated 5818 man hours to collect 8.64 tons of litter, 20 tires and 2 bags of recyclables.

The Litter and Illegal Dump Cleanup Trailer registration is open April to November (weather permitting).


Keep Akron Beautiful had new equipment added to the CPTL inventory in 2017!

The Litter and Illegal Dump Cleanup Trailer is available through Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB) for loan to City of Akron residents and community volunteer groups free of charge. There is a minimum of five households or a group of five volunteers needed to be committed to the project to make the group eligible for use of the trailer. The trailer is stocked with litter collection tools and cleanup supplies to assist residents with removing debris and clearing vacant lots in Akron’s neighborhoods. This program is Keep Akron Beautiful’s attempt at making it easier for volunteers to remove litter and dumping. Keep Akron Beautiful Litter Program Staff will deliver and pick-up the trailer to and from the designated location. The trailer is booked on a first-come, first-served basis April through October. Please check with Jacqui Ricchiuti ( or 330.375-2116) at the KAB office for trailer availability.

Participation Requirements:

- Must be used in Akron, Ohio
- Event must have Project Coordinator (PC)
- Trailer may be borrowed for a maximum of three days
- Project Coordinator will assume responsibility for the following:

  • Completion and submittal of the CPT Application Form and the Participant List to KAB two weeks prior to the event.
  • Ensuring all participants using equipment from the trailer are at least 18 years old and have completed all Participant’s Responsibilities and Waiver Form
  • Confirmation of the equipment inventory prior to receipt of the trailer and upon the return of the trailer to Keep Akron Beautiful Litter Program personnel.
  • Distributing supplies to participants and ensuring all equipment is operated safely and used only at the event site. Retrieving supplies once participants have completed the project.
  • Properly securing the trailer and its contents overnight.
  • Ensuring the trailer is free of trash and debris upon its return.
  • Ensuring proper parking location of the trailer at the project area.
  • Replacing missing items not returned in the condition they were received (normal wear & tear excluded)
  • Completion of the Cleanup Summary Form and submission of event photos. 
  • Recruiting a minimum of five households to be involved in the project or a group of 5 dedicated volunteers.



How to Get Started


  • Please be on time when meeting the Keep Akron Beautiful staff for the trailer drop off and pickup. We will wait no longer than 30 minutes after your scheduled times.
  • Always use good judgment and be safe. Watch out for participants. Keep them in sight.
  • If something looks suspicious or dangerous call local police enforcement. Do not pick up or touch any bloody item or sharps, report their location to KAB. Akron Police Department patrol cars will be informed of the location of the trailer to monitor overnight.
  • Promote recycling during your cleanup event; clear recycling bags are provided.
  • Be sure to let us know the success of your event. The cleanup summary report is due to KAB within one week of using the trailer. Take photos and submit them too!
  • Congratulate yourself and be proud that you made a difference and have some fun!


Application Form
Project Coordinator Form

Participant Waiver Form

Equipment List

Cleanup Summary Report
Litter Cleanup Tips for Safety & Success


Look at some impressive numbers!

In 2017, the trailer's third season, 20 groups totaling 726 volunteers donated 3,123 man hours to remove 9.39 tons of litter and 140 pounds of recycling, 22 tires, and planted 288 flowers. Volunteers helped clean waterways, nature trails, playgrounds/community centers, city parks and roadsides!


Due to the success over four seasons of the first Keep Akron Beautiful Community Pride Trailer, made possible through initial grants from The Dominion Foundation the Citizens Bank Foundation we have created a second, smaller Community Pride Trailer with the help of Citizens Bank Foundation. This smaller version is  to be loaned out for litter collection and illegal dump cleanups projects in the City of Akron only. There will be no landscaping or planting equipment on this new trailer, only supplies and equipment that make picking up other’s misplaced waste (trash) easier. Thanks to Power Media for the trailer wrap and the City of Akron’s Motor Equipment Department for installing the shelving and hooks inside the trailer to keep the equipment and supplies secure during travel. Now citizen groups have no excuse to not get out there and help us keep Akron beautiful!