It’s Time for the Great American Cleanup

Spring is on its way which means it’s time for the Great American Cleanup, an annual beautification program from Keep America Beautiful.

From March 21 to June 22, thousands of individual volunteers and groups all over the country will participate in activities to clean up roadways, waterways and public spaces. 

The Great American Cleanup unifies and beautifies communities across the country in a grassroots spring-cleaning movement.  Celebrating its 24th year, the most recent Great American Cleanup created 15,000 opportunities for millions of volunteers to have remarkable results – picking up millions of pounds of litter, cleaning over 100,000 acres of public spaces, and tens of thousands of miles of roadways and shorelines.

–Keep America Beautiful website

In addition to the numerous litter cleanup activities that will take place over the next three months, Keep America Beautiful encourages three other activities during the Great American Cleanup:

  • Community greening and beautification efforts like planting trees and public gardens.
  • Community education efforts include workshops, special events and other service projects.
  • Community recycling to motivate communities and individuals to take action in their local communities.

Tennessee Supports the Great American Cleanup

Here in our state, we are proud to have an amazing partnership with Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB), the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is a proud supporter and funder of this organization. This partnership is an important alliance to help reduce litter on our state roadways. We can all do more when we work together to help end littering in our state.

There are many ways you can get involved in this year’s Great American Cleanup events. Check out our Cleanup Event Calendar to find a cleanup event near you.

Let’s get out there and help clean up our state!

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