Keep Austin Beautiful Completes Another Successful Clean Sweep

by | Apr 26, 2016

Keep Austin Beautiful’s 2016 Clean Sweep, presented by Samsung, was a great success. With 151 registered sites spanning all 10 districts of Austin, KAB beautified streets, parks, schools, and creeks throughout the city and its beloved Lady Bird Lake.

In only two hours, more than 4,100 volunteers were mobilized to remove an estimated 18.5 tons of trash from across Austin. At the volunteer appreciation party, guests were entertained by the rockin’ tunes of The Gents and an amazing presentation by Animal Facts Club. Keep Austin Beautiful thanks all of its volunteers for lending a hand to help clean Austin!

“We are so incredibly grateful to Keep Austin Beautiful, Republic Services and Austin Resource Recovery for how they collaborate to provide the materials, dumpsters and collection services that helped us to move literally tons of bulky trash items out of our neighborhood,” said Julie Weeks from the St. John’s Neighborhood Association.

Keep Austin Beautiful is always looking looking for volunteers to help out and has a number of volunteer opportunities coming up, including Beautify Austin and Clean Lady Bird Lake.