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.
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.
2018 Difference Made:
In 2018, a total of 75 groups, consisting of 1,218 volunteers, donated 6,557.5 man hours to remove 15.49 tons of litter, 31 tires and graffiti from 1 site, as well as plant 1,230 flowers and trees, paint 4 buildings and install 8 community gardens using the Community Pride Trailer.
Additionally, the Litter & Illegal Dump Trailer was used by 47 groups, totaling 959 volunteers who donated 5,818 man hours to remove 8.64 tons of litter, 1 junk car, 20 tires, and graffiti from 2 sites. Volunteers also used trailer supplies to paint 6 buildings, plant 1,350 flowers, and install 1 community garden.
– 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.
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.