The Great American Cleanup is a nationwide cleanup initiative led by Keep America Beautiful. This cleanup event has taken place across the country for the past 35 years. Last year, thousands of volunteers throughout the nation joined in the cleanup effort. This cleanup event is held throughout the months of March, April and May.
The first 1,500 volunteers, who pre-register will receive a free T-Shirt and ticket to Bok Tower Gardens (while supplies are available). Cleanup volunteers are provided with garbage bags or cleanup buckets, gloves and safety vests. Additional beautification supplies are available by request. All beautification requests must be submitted in writing to the KPCB office no later than 3 weeks BEFORE your requested cleanup date to be considered.
Our volunteers’ health and safety are our main concern and we encourage ALL participants to take their health and well-being into consideration before participating in any event. Please remain home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 or cold/flu-like symptoms. We suggest that you consider wearing a mask when in close proximity of others and try to social distance wherever possible. For those not feeling comfortable volunteering with a group activity may want to consider doing an individual or family cleanup of their local road, community or park.
This is a great opportunity for students to earn community service hours! Volunteers are encouraged to choose a location in their local community to help clean and beautify. Lakes, roadways, rivers and parks are great locations for volunteers to participate in the Great American Cleanup. Volunteers may also join in one of our community coordinated cleanups or recycling events.
This cleanup is a county wide effort. Residents who have personal garbage and large items that need to be disposed of should contact Polk County’s Waste & Recycling Division to make arrangements for pick up.