Clean Up Akron Month

Clean Up Akron Month is KAB’s largest volunteer effort of the year. Every April, thousands of volunteers from all around the area take the initiative to get involved and help clean up their city. After the long winter, there is especially a need for litter cleanup and beautification.

These volunteers make a huge difference in their community by removing many, many tons of litter from their local streets, parks, and schools. KAB provides the supplies and trash pickup for these projects. This is in accordance with Keep America Beautiful’s annual Great America Cleanup – the nation’s largest annual community improvement program

Clean Up Akron Month Results 2018

During Clean Up Akron Month, volunteers worked throughout the month of April to create a more vibrant community by picking up trash and taking on beautification projects in parks, vacant lots, school campuses, and in the streets of their own neighborhoods.

UPDATE!!!! In total, 3,509 volunteers 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.

Volunteers who participated in Clean Up Akron Month were able to attend Keep Akron Beautiful’s annual Super Saturday Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on April 27, 2019 at the Akron Zoo. Volunteers received free zoo admission and picnic lunch.

We are proud that we can express our gratitude and appreciation to our volunteers with a free picnic through the generosity of our local sponsors, including: Acme Fresh Markets, Akron Zoological Park, City of Akron, D-A Specialty Co. Inc., Main Street Gourmet, Marc’s, House of LaRose, Keep Akron Beautiful Board of Directors, Schwebel’s Bakery, Sully’s Party Rental, Pepsi-Cola, and Waste Management of Ohio.

None of this could have been possible if it were not for our national sponsors who so generously donated the supplies to make this litter cleanup possible: Dow, The Glad Products Company, Lowe’s, Niagara Bottling and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Clean Up Akron Month is Keep Akron Beautiful’s largest public awareness event; we look forward to this spring initiative every year as it fulfills our mission to “Improve Akron’s quality of life through beautification and responsible environmental management.

About The Great American Clean Up:

Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest annual community improvement program that harnesses the power of over 5 million volunteers to build vibrant communities.  Each year over 1,200 affiliates and participating organizations engage volunteers to take action in their communities through programs that deliver positive and lasting impact through events focused on waste reduction, recycling, beautification and community greening.  In 2015, Great American Cleanup volunteers worked tirelessly to return nearly $175 million in measurable benefits across participating communities. More info at kab.org. 

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