By: Willa Neale, KAB Intern
Keep Akron Beautiful is accepting reservations for the Community Pride Trailer and Litter and Illegal Dump Cleanup Trailer for projects taking place from April until the end of October. You and a group of friends can reserve one of the trailers now by visiting http://www.keepakronbeautiful.org/kab-trailers or by visiting the Keep Akron Beautiful Office. You can also visit our website for more information on the requirements, safety commitments and equipment list for the program.
The Litter and Illegal Dump Cleanup Trailer is perfect for a large scale cleanup! It is fully equipped with tools and all the necessary equipment for a successful large community or neighborhood litter cleanup or illegal dumping eradication event.
Do you have a bigger project in mind? The Community Pride Trailer, which was made possible by generous grants from the Dominion Foundation and Citizens Bank Foundation five years ago, is perfect for large groups. This 25 foot box trailer contains landscape equipment and cleanup supplies for volunteer groups to transform vacant lots into green spaces.
The KAB fleet had a large impact in its fourth year; during the fourth season with the Community Pride Trailer (CPT), it was used by 26 groups for cleanup events around the City of Akron. Keep Akron Beautiful was joined by 878 volunteers who contributed 151.5 hours (133,017 man hours) of their time to clean up 150 sites, collect 309 bags of litter and debris, collect 14 tires, plant 200 trees, 992 shrubs/flowers, renovate/paint 9 buildings and assist in graffiti removal. The Litter & Illegal Dumping Trailer was utilized by 11 groups consisting of 442 volunteers contributing 32 hours (13,504 man hours) resulting in collecting 586 bags of litter, 24 tires, 13 bags of newspapers and 17 bags of aluminum, as well as painting 4 commercial buildings.
Make the 2016 season an even greater success by getting a group of volunteers together to clean up a site in your area by reserving one of our Trailers today!