(July 27, 2023) – The Great American Cleanup® has come to a close, and we want to share some of the highlights of this year’s efforts across the country, tracked through our social media channels. From posts and videos to TV appearances, Keep America Beautiful thanks everyone who made this year a remarkable success as we work to clean, green, and beautify America together.

Have something to add to this list? Please email Director of Communications, McCall Vrydaghs – mvrydaghs@kab.org.


March 21: TODAY is the day! Celebrate the Great American Cleanup’s 25th year in 2023! March 21 – June 22. The Great American Cleanup® unifies and beautifies communities across the country. Join us! http://ow.ly/QcfK50NmvgU #HowIKeepAmericaBeautiful #GreatAmericanCleanUp #DoBeautifulThings 

March 25: Many hands make light work, as my Granny used to say. And, yesterday was an incredible day in Norfolk w/ volunteers galore helping to clean up Lafayette. Yesterday was an incredible day in Norfolk w/ volunteers galore helping to clean up Lafayette Park. Thank you, @keepnorfolkbeautiful, for organizing this important clean-up event.  #greatamericancleanup

March 27: Chester County Beautiful is holding a giveaway to help a selected volunteer group get started with a cleanup event that the 25th anniversary of the #GreatAmericanCleanup. The winning group will be announced on 4/3. Get all of the details at bit.ly/KCCBGiveaway.

March 29: Super proud of these NHS members and friends for spending a couple of hours of their weekend participating in the @kdbdenton #GreatAmericanCleanUp!

April 2: Despite the cold we met up with @KRB_Rockland & Councilman Pat Carroll to help our community with the #GreatAmericanCleanup in #NewCity. Happy to do our part to keep #Clarkstown clean. Thank you to all the volunteers who contribute their time and efforts!

April 3: There are 10 days left to register for One Albuquerque Cleanup Day! Register by April 13 and we’ll not only provide you with supplies but also pick up what you collect on April 22. Register now here: bit.ly/3ZCR5Gs #OneAlbuquerque #KeepABQBeautiful #GreatAmericanCleanup

April 17: Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time for the @keeparbeautiful Great American Cleanup. A special shoutout to our Building/Fire Department and the Bentonville Firefighter’s Association for keeping our citizens safe and our streets clean. #keepARbeautiful #bentonville150

April 19: Affiliate Spotlight: Last weekend, @ABeautifulPAand the @PhiladelphiaGov hosted the Philly Spring Cleanup! Community members, neighbors, and over 60 @comcast teammates and their families helped beautify the area around @CobbsCreekRec. #KeepAmericaBeautiful #GreatAmericanCleanup

April 22: B2Z is extremely proud of our amazing employees and their families for their continued participation and support of TxDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program! @KeepTxBeautiful @DMWT_Program @TxDOT #GreatAmericanCleanUp #EarthDay2023 #BeautifyTx #DMWTTO #TrashTag #b2zengineering

April 22: It’s impossible to get a group photo of more than 1,700 volunteers across nearly 20 locations but we are amazed by the turnout for today’s Great American Cleanup. It was a record-breaking effort as we collected 15,250 lbs of trash! THANK YOU FRESNO!!!

April 23: Our East Bluff neighbors joined city staff and community members and braved the chill to celebrate #earthday2023 and participate in the #GreatAmericanCleanup. Thank you for your work!

April 24: On #EarthDay2023, TSE teamed up with @KeepPinellas Beautiful and @PinellasCounty in the #GreatAmericanCleanup! We spent Saturday morning sprucing up the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, and making it shine! After all, they don’t call St. Pete “Sunshine City” for nothing!

April 25: Thank you to all for your support of the Great American Cleanup this Sat. April 22nd. We had 33 volunteers, CoA staff, & 27 community partners collect an estimated 95,000 lbs of recycling/reusable items. We’re looking for volunteers for June. Visit ow.ly/JnfV50NQRFx

April 26: This past Saturday, several GPD officers were proud to take do their part to help keep Gastonia beautiful by participating in the Great American Cleanup as part of Earth Day! #KeepGastoniaBeautiful

April 27: In partnership with @KeepMSBeautiful, MDOT holds Trash Bash events across the state each year as part of the national #GreatAmericanCleanup campaign. We’re proud to participate in cleaning up our roadways! READ MORE: bit.ly/3AAaf5W #DoBeautifulThings

April 28: Our @KSABeautiful volunteer crew recycling at the Band Festival Listening to over 4,000 marching band students at one time is a beautiful sound! #bandfestival2023 #dobeautifulthings #greatamericancleanup

May 4: As part of the Great American Cleanup 2023, volunteers from our Tulsa office helped keep our community clean by participating in Oklahoma’s 33rd Annual TRASH-OFF at Ziegler Park. #GreatAmericanCleanup #GACINOK #odottrashoff #greattulsacleanup

May 4: Mayor Dedrick Johnson proclaimed May 20 to be Great American Cleanup Day. On that day, volunteers from Texas City and @CityofLaMarque will join together to participate in the #GreatAmericanCleanup to pick up litter along FM 1765 between Hwy. 3 and I-45. Volunteers needed.

May 11: Shoutout to the Sher Family and other volunteers in Waldron! Together they cleaned up 18 bags worth of litter. Thank you for your dedication and support! #doYOURpart #keepARbeautiful #GoCleanChallenge #GetInvolved #GreatAmericanCleanup

May 24: Let’s take a moment to appreciate the incredible efforts of these amazing volunteers with FNBO who are making a difference in the community! Click on the link in our bio to organize your own cleanup event in your city. Be a part of the change! #GreatAmericanCleanup

May 28: Champions Of Character On & Off The Field
Yesterday, KCB and Columbus Sports Council collaborated on a cleanup effort of Cooper Creek Park and the Chattahoochee Riverwalk.
Checkout our IG page to view more highlighted moments

June 1: Crossroads Mission Avenue staff are helping to keep Lexington beautiful by participating in the Great American Cleanup today! Nice job guys! crossroadsmission.com #lexingtonne #GreatAmericanCleanup #workingtogether #lovemycommunity #cleanitup

June 9: Our #Charlotte team participated in the Great American Cleanup! We helped clean the shoreline of Lake Norman, supporting Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation. Thank you to everyone who helped keep our natural areas beautiful. #givingback #communityservice #GreatAmericanCleanup

June 21: The Okeene Historic Preservation Group held 5 Great American Cleanup projects! Which included litter pickup, restoring fire hydrants, painting curbs, and more! Way to go, Okeene! #GACinOK Tell us how your event(s) went here: https://bit.ly/3CmVuV7

Thank you from KAB to these amazing volunteers!


April 1: Keep Irvington Beautiful Don’t Mess with Trash-Off event.

April 21: Great American Cleanup Pennsylvania

April 24: @FresnoDowntown thanks volunteers for participating in the Great American Cleanup.

April 27: Wellington, Florida thanks volunteers for participating in their Great American Cleanup event.

June 8: Volunteers beautify Windsor Park Elementary School in Charlotte, NC as part of the Keep Charlotte Beautiful Great American Cleanup campaign,

June 28: Thanks for taking part in the Great American Cleanup 2023! Learn more here: great-american-cleanup


March 22: ABC7 SWFL highlights southwest Florida youth for their work to Keep Lee County Beautiful.

March 24: 13News Now celebrates the work of local volunteers keeping Norfolk beautiful.
Keeping Norfolk beautiful by keeping it clear of trash. This morning, several volunteers helped the organization “Keep Norfolk Beautiful” cleaned up Lafayette Park. It kicks off the Great American Cleanup in Norfolk. Kaicey Baylor shares their efforts to make sure the park stays beautiful.

March 29: Great American Cleanup aims to restore nature trails in Chester County

As part of the 25th anniversary of the “Great American Cleanup,” Chester County’s Keep Chester County Beautiful program is featuring a Spring Giveaway to help a selected volunteer group get started with a cleanup event that honors the nationwide anniversary.” – DAILY LOCAL

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: https://bit.ly/3OdobJx

April 21: City of Peoria cleaning up streets during ‘Great American Cleanup’

Earth Day is tomorrow, and the city of Peoria is celebrating by cleaning up the streets and making our city beautiful.” – PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD)

May 17: Fox 55 Fort Wayne recognizes “Kids Who Care”. After a day of cleaning, volunteers then celebrate with a community event at Headwaters Park. Part of that celebration was run by some impressive young kids.

Thanks to our 2023 Great American Cleanup National Sponsors:

Thanks to our 2023 Great American Cleanup National Sponsors:

Published by McCall Vrydaghs
July 26, 2023

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