Two Trailers Filled with Supplies to Help Community Members Complete Community Projects
Keep Akron Beautiful has two trailers that are available to the community to borrow and use for community projects.
The Community Pride Trailer (CPT) and Litter and Illegal Dump Cleanup Trailer (CPTL) are available through Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB) for loan to City of Akron residents and community volunteer groups free of charge. There is a minimum of five households or a group of five volunteers needed to be committed to the project to make the group eligible for use of the trailer. A group can use one of the trailers for up to 3 days to complete their community project.
The Community Pride Trailer is stocked with landscaping tools and cleanup supplies to assist residents with removing debris and clearing vacant lots in Akron’s neighborhoods. The Litter & Illegal Dump Trailer is stocked with litter collection tools and cleanup supplies to assist residents with removing debris from Akron’s neighborhoods.
The trailers are booked on a first-come,first-served basis from April-September – weather premitting. Out crew drops off and picks up the trailer from approved project site.
The CPT with a group from Citizen’s Bank at a volunteer project.
The Community Pride Trailer at a community project.
The CPTL with The Sandy Chrisant Team with Keller Williams Chervenic Realty at our Summit Lake Clean Up 2019.
2019 Difference Made:
In 2019, a total of 90 groups, consisting of 1,821 volunteers, donated 10,902 man hours to remove 19.27 tons of litter, 26 tires, as well as plant 1,525 flowers and trees!
*Due to Covid-19, the trailers were not used in 2020.*
- Must be used in Akron, Ohio.
- Must have a minimum of 5 volunteers.
- Project must be on public property (park, greenspace) or nonprofit. NO PERSONAL PROPERTIES!
- Event must have Project Coordinator.
- Trailer may be borrowed for a maximum of three days.
- Completion and submittal of trailer application and participant list to KAB two week prior to event.
- Project summary report completed and submitted no later than one week post event.
This program is Keep Akron Beautiful’s attempt at spreading urban beautification beyond the downtown Flowerscapes by reviving vacant land so the abandoned lots become safe, appealing spaces where community gardens, playgrounds, and/or gathering green spaces can be developed by neighbors.
The Litter & Illegal Dump Trailer was made possible through a grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation.