Clean Up Akron Month (CUAM)

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. Sign up today to participate in one of our community cleanups or hold your own! 

April Community Cleanups

North Hill

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Time: 9:00-12:00 p.m., Check-in starts at 8:30
Check-in: Patterson Sports Complex
955 Patterson Ave, Akron, OH 44310

Summit Lake

TIME: 9:00-12:00 P.M., Check-in starts at 8:30
380 W CROSIER ST., AKRON, OH 44311

May Community Cleanups


Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Time: 9:00-12:00 p.m., Check-in starts at 8:30
Check-in: Firestone Community Center
1480 Girard St., Akron, OH 44301

Clean Up Akron Month Results 2023

During Clean Up Akron Month, 1,091 volunteers (not including the Ward 2 cleanup) signed up and took time to make Akron a cleaner and healthier place to live.

The annual Summit Lake Clean Up brought out 160 volunteers to clean the frequently littered and illegally-dumped at area of Summit Lake. These volunteers were able to collect 6.82 tons of trash and 85 tires in 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.

The great american cleanup

The Great American Cleanup® unifies and beautifies communities across the country in a grassroots spring-cleaning movement.  Celebrating its 24th year, the most recent Great American Cleanup created 15,000 opportunities for millions of volunteers to have remarkable results – picking up millions of pounds of litter, cleaning over 100,000 acres of public spaces, and tens of thousands of miles of roadways and shorelines. 
The Great American Cleanup prompts individuals to take greater responsibility for their local environment by conducting grassroots community service projects that engage volunteers, local businesses, and civic leaders. A successful Great American Cleanup project must fulfill the needs of the local community; that’s why we work with local community and business leaders, as well as other key stakeholders to gain knowledge about the community’s needs and carefully select and execute appropriate projects.
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