Typically we assemble hundreds of volunteers at over 25 sites to pick up tons of trash, plant flowers and trees, spread mulch, paint, and more on just one Saturday morning in April. In 2020 we restructured the event to allow for more flexibility for volunteer groups, to choose their date and keep gatherings small. We are keeping this plan for 2021!

Site leaders can choose to hold their events on one of the following Saturdays: 

April 24, May 29, Sept 18, and Oct 23. 

Thanks to generous support from Rumpke, we are able to provide trash bags, gloves, grabbers, trash bag removal, tools, hand sanitizer and disinfectants, snacks, a giveaway for every volunteer, and guidance on best practices for maintaining small groups, social distancing, and keeping everyone safe and healthy at each site. Sites can also apply for up to $250 towards their beautification project.

Win $4000 for your neighborhood!

Whichever neighborhood picks up the most trash will be the recipient of our Perk Up the Neighborhood event! We're committing at least $4000, plus time, tools, and volunteers towards beautifying one neighborhood this year. We'll work with the winning neighborhood on how to use the investment, but the project might include tree plantings, neighborhood flower pots, public art, banners, or something else entirely. So register your GAC event and get your friends, family, and neighbors out to get that litter! 


Great American Cleanup 2021

Ready to lead a site? Register now! 

After you register your site you can apply for the $250 grant here. 

Upcoming Cleanups (click to register): 

Austinburg Gateway Garden & Neighborhood Cleanup

Have questions? Contact Shannon Ratterman: shannon@greatneighborhoods.org or (859) 866-7524.

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