Trailer Program

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.

 

 

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 to October – weather permitting. Our crew drops off and picks up the trailer from the approved project site. A group can use one of the trailers for up to 3 days to complete their community project.

Reserve Trailers here:

Trailer Application Form
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  • As PC, I will work with Keep Akron Beautiful, (KAB) and any local authority to determine a proper parking location for the trailer and will meet with a KAB staff member at that location when the trailer is delivered and picked up.
  • I will ensure all participants using the equipment from the trailer are at least 18 years old.
  • I will confirm the equipment inventory prior to receipt of the trailer and upon return of the trailer with KAB staff.
  • I will distribute supplies to participants and ensure all equipment is operated safely. I will retrieve the supplies once participants have completed the project.
  • I will properly secure the trailer and its contents.
  • I will replace any item missing or not returned in the condition they were received (normal wear and tear excluded).
  • I will ensure the trailer is free of trash and debris upon return.
  • I will complete and submit the Cleanup Summary Report to KAB.
  • I understand the use of this equipment may be dangerous and can result in injury or death. I agree to defend, indemnify, hold harmless, and release The City of Akron and Keep Akron Beautiful and any of its departments, agencies, offices, officers and employees from all damages claims, liabilities and expenses, including attorney’s fees and legal costs, arising or resulting in any way from delivery, placement, presence, servicing and use of the CPT and the equipment stored within.
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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!

Participation Requirements:

– Must be used in Akron, Ohio.
– Event must have Project Coordinator (PC).
– Trailer may be borrowed for a maximum of three days.
– Completion and submittal of the CPT Application Form and the Participant List to KAB two weeks prior to the event.

Special Thanks:

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 Community Pride Trailer CPT was made possible through initial grants from: The Dominion Foundation and the Citizens Bank Foundation.

The Litter & Illegal Dump Trailer was made possible through a grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation.

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