Litter Reduction
Litter Reduction is one of KAB's three pillars that encompass our mission of improving Akron's quality of life through beautification and responsible environmental management.
William Ford - KAB Litter Supervisor.

Litter Collection Program

Litter & Illegal Dumping Removal Five Days a Week

Keep Akron Beautiful litter and illegal dumping removal is performed Monday through Friday throughout the year by an in-house litter crew who supervises court-ordered community service workers.

In 2019, we removed 204,940 lbs. of litter and illegal dumping!

Clean Up Akron Month

Our Largest Volunteer Impact of the Year

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.

In 2019, 2,632 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 17.84 tons of trash and 53 tires from 108 sites, including 20 schools.

Akron Early College High School's volunteer group for CUAM 2019 at the Akron Zoo on 4/27/19.
Recycling (left) and trash (right) receptacles.


Litter & Recycling Receptacles for Public Events

Keep Akron Beautiful loans out 50-gallon litter and/or recycling receptacles to assist with public litter control at public space events. These 50-gallon wax-coated cardboard trash and recycling containers are borrowed for use at downtown festivals, Lock 3 concerts, city park events, Soap Box Derby, Stan Hywet Hall events, movie night at Glendale Steps, etc. and returned for others to use.

Our receptacles are graciously funded by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

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