Great American Cleanup

What Makes Athens Beautiful? You do!

Every year, in honor of GreenFest and Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) challenges Athenians to get outside and make their town beautiful!

This spring, to go with our Loop 10 Daffodil Planting Project, we are challenging citizens to conduct a ramp cleanup! Contact KACCB to find out which ramps are available and to reserve a date and tools to complete a cleanup. 

Adopt-A-Highway groups are challenged to complete a roadside cleanup of their adopted road during GreenFest. During April 2017, 732 volunteers from 36 groups picked up 160 bags of trash and 51 bags of recyclables from our roadways for a total of 42 cleanups and 1,022 volunteer hours!  

KACCB offers Down and Dirty Cleanups for groups that are seeking a one-time service project, such as cleaning up a stretch of road, doing a planting project, scraping stickers downtown, removing litter from waterways, or any project that makes our community cleaner and more beautiful. KACCB can provide a wide variety of tools and support to have for a rewarding workday. 

To learn more, contact KACCB at or (706) 613-3501, ext. 309.
Great American Cleanup 2018 picture

2017 Great American Cleanup Groups

Thank you to our groups that held a cleanup during GreenFest!
  • ACC Stormwater
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Athens Christian
  • Athens Land Trust
  • Bag the Bag UGA
  • Bartenfeld Electric
  • Boy Scout Troop #22
  • Cedar Shoals Interact Club
  • Chase Street Elementary
  • Covenant Presbyterian Youth
  • Dean William Tate Honor Society
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Environmental Health Science Club
  • Falling Shoals Homeowners Association
  • Fowler Drive Elementary
  • Friends of Winterville Library
  • Jennifer Bray and Family
  • JJ Harris Elementary
  • Lifespan Montessori
  • Linguistics Society at UGA
  • Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School
  • Nuci's Space
  • Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma/Zeta Phi Beta
  • Phi Delta Chi
  • Piedmont College
  • Rick Jones
  • River Shoals Neighborhood
  • Service Ambassadors at UGA
  • Sigma PI
  • Stroud Elementary
  • UGA Warnell School of Forestry
  • Whit Davis Elementary

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