Community Improvement
Community Improvement is one of KAB's three pillars that encompass our mission of Improving Akron's quality of life through beautification and responsible environmental management.

Recycle-Bowl

Recycling Competition Amongst Akron Schools

The Recycle-Bowl Competition is a program that helps to recognize the importance of America Recycles Day on November 15 and the importance of recycling.

Keep Akron Beautiful and River Valley Paper Company join forces to host an annual mixed paper drive competition between public and private high schools, middle schools, multi-grade schools, and elementary schools in Akron.

The competition will takes place every year from October to November.

Trailer programs

Trailers Filled with Supplies for Community Projects

KAB has two trailers that can be used by community members to complete community projects. 

The Community Pride Trailer is filled with supplies for any kind of project such as installing a new playground or preparing a community garden for the season. The Litter & Illegal Dump Trailer is filled with supplies for large litter cleanups. 

The trailers are free to use and can be rented for three days maximum. 

Our trailer program makes a huge difference in our community and has been made possible thanks to generous donors Citizens Bank and Dominion Energy!

A volunteer group from Citizen's Bank with the Community Pride Trailer.
Litter Supervisor, William Ford, with graffiti blaster machine and technician, Harvey.

Graffiti Wipeout Services

KAB Removes Graffiti All Over the City of Akron

Keep Akron Beautiful operates the Graffiti Wipeout System, a graffiti removal service for public property within the City of Akron. 

KAB removes graffiti on public property. The requests for removal service can be made by calling 3-1-1 or  330-375-2311.  Keep Akron Beautiful will also remove graffiti from private property at a cost of $50 (sometimes more for larger jobs). Please call 330-375-2116 for private property graffiti removal. 

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