Great Amercian Cleanup KBB Great American Cleanup
- Parent Category: Keep Bartow Beautiful
- Last Updated on 15 March 2013
- Published on 07 September 2010
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Other Partners - GA Power Plant Bowen, Coosa River Basin Initiative Upper Etowah Alliance
-Participate in the Great American Cleanup & Celebrate Earth Day - Volunteers receive the 2013 "Bring in the Green in 2013" T Shirt while supplies last. SEE GAC 2013 T shirt HERE
Area cleanups are held annually in April (Keep Georgia Beautiful Month) throughout Bartow County to celebrate the Great American Cleanup campaign.
The Great American Cleanup is a nationwide effort to clean up communities across the country. All over America, the over 500 Keep America Beautiful affiliates join with their national and state programs to clean up, recycle, plant trees and flowers, remove graffiti, and beautify beaches, parks, playgrounds and neighborhoods. It is the nation’s largest community improvement program. In 2011, more than 3.8 million volunteers in 16,500 communities took part in 30,600 Great American Cleanup events. A full list of 2011 results can be found online at kab.org/GAC_2011Results . National and State Sponsors support the work of volunteers in our area cleanups, and local sponsors donate time, money, and materials to the cause, helping with refreshments, door prizes, and t-shirts.
Cleanup times & locations vary from year to year so please check back for upcoming events.
In 2009, over 2,000 volunteers picked up over 30 tons of litter and recycled over 125 tons from Bartow County! For more information on all the above, call 770-387-5167.
For more information on all Keep America Beautiful, Inc. programs, visit www.kab.org
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I Want To Get Involved!
What Do I Do? Where Do I Call?
Keep Bartow Beautiful organizes a number of large events in areas of the community that need the most help. You, or your group, can join one of these “critical need” events by calling Sheri Henshaw.All events are from 9 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted. To volunteer, call site to pre-register, or show up at cleanup site of your choice at 9 a.m. Emerson starts at 8 a.m. Most sites offer refreshments. We supply all cleanup supplies, as well as a free t-shirt for all volunteers.
Electronics Recycling (Please note *Televisions are not accepted) available at Bartow County Recycle Center, 39 Allatoona Dam Road, Cartersville, GA 30120.
Safety is of primary importance. Wear sturdy, closed toe shoes and dress in layers. We provide latex gloves, but you may want to bring your own, sturdy gloves. Wear bug spray and sunscreen. If you are allergic to bee stings, make sure you bring appropriate medical supplies with you, and exercise caution. Work with a team, don't go it alone. Watch our Safety Power Point!
For any other info: Call Keep Bartow Beautiful at 770 387 5167.
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