Great American Cleanup

Great American Cleanup registration is now OPEN!

Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup™ takes place each spring from March through May and is the nation’s largest community improvement effort. Thousands of Arkansas volunteers clean up and beautify their communities before the tourism and vacation seasons begin. This spring cleanup campaign is coordinated and promoted statewide by Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB).

Please note: If supplies are needed, please be sure to register your events at least 3 weeks in advance. Cleanup supplies are limited and awarded on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. T-shirts are our most-requested supply, and we cannot guarantee every volunteer will receive a t-shirt. We suggest using t-shirts as prizes for volunteers who 1) have attended the most cleanups, 2) youngest volunteers, 3) oldest volunteer, 4) who traveled the farthest, 5) name drawings, etc.

Interested in finding a volunteer event near you? Click here to visit our Calendar of Events.

Coordinator Materials

Planning & Promotion

Keep America Beautiful Tools

Youth Poster Contest – contest for 2018 has closed

  • 2018 Call For Entries Cover Letter
  • 2018 Poster Contest Rules & Curriculum Connections

Once a community signs on to host a Great American Cleanup in Arkansas event, KAB will work with that community to organize and publicize the effort. KAB will provide volunteers with GLAD® trash bags, gloves, safety vests and T-shirts. Promotional materials available to communities include banners, fliers, customizable news release, volunteer stickers and brochures. The KAB Facebook page and website are also available to coordinators to promote their events.

During the 2017 Great American Cleanup in Arkansas, more than 6,000 volunteers worked more than 38,000 hours in communities across the state. This community improvement effort involved 166 events, with volunteers collecting 134,944 pounds of litter from 725 miles of roadway, trails and shorelines, and 10,873 acres of parks and public areas!

Arkansans also recycled 9,009 tires and 293,089 pounds of electronics. Click here for the 2017 Great American Cleanup Results infographic!

The total economic value of the 2017 Great American Cleanup to Arkansas communities was $1,392,487.

If you have questions about a Great American Cleanup event in your community, email us.

Thank You to our 2018 Coordinating Partners:

Alderman Lorene Pearson with City Hall of Ashdown

Americorps NCCC

Arkansas Forestry Commission

Arkansas Geocachers Association

Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation

Arkansas State University

Lisa Baldridge

Beaver Watershed Alliance

Bradley County

Bryant Boys & Girls Club

Carey Baptist Association

Central Arkansas Trail Alliance

City Beautiful Commission of Texarkana

City of Bentonville

City of Cotton Plant

City of Dardanelle

City of De Queen

City of El Dorado, Ward 3

City of Eudora

City of Fayetteville

City of Gould

City of Horseshoe Bend

City of Hot Springs Parks & Trails

City of Hot Springs Solid Waste Department

City of Huntsville

City of Jacksonville

City of Monticello

City of Mulberry

City of Parkin

City of Russellville

City of Searcy

City of Star City

City of Waldo

City of Warren

Clarksville School District

Clean Harbor

Conway County

Crowley’s Ridge State Park

Democratic Party of Lonoke County

Dermott Parks & Recreation Commission

Earle Area Chamber of Commerce


The Farm – Campground and Events

Festival on the Rails – McNeil

Fifty Brothers Deep Inc.

Friends of Fourche Creek

Fulton County Judge’s Office

Haas Hall Academy – Rogers

Habitat for Humanity Central Arkansas

Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce

Henderson Middle School

Hillcrest Jr. Beta – Strawberry

Darrell J. Hollidy

Hot Springs Village Property Owners

Hughes City Beautiful

Invigorate Eudora

Jacksonport State Park

The Julian Family

Keep Fort Smith Beautiful

Keep Little Rock Beautiful

Keep North Little Rock Beautiful

Keep Sherwood Beautiful

Keep Van Buren Beautiful

King-Rhodes Real Estate

Lafayette County National Honor Society

Lake Fayetteville Watershed Partnership

Lake Poinsett Community

Lakeview Ladies Fire Auxiliary

LIFE Health Coalition

Making Magnolia Blossom & SAU

Marianna Beautification Team

Mississippi River State Park

Modus Studio

Mulberry River Society

Museum of Discovery

National Park Service – Buffalo National River

Ozarks Water Watch on Beaver Lake

Pacesetting Times

Pack Rat Outdoor Center

Paris School District

Pine Bluff / Jefferson County Clean & Beautiful Commission

Pine Mountain Volunteer Fire Department

Positively Bella Vista

Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce

Recycle Saline

Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District

Re-New-Ing Edinburg

Russellville High School EAST

Sanora Elementary School

Sebastian County Judge

The Sher Family Mission

South End Neighborhood Coalition Association

Sponsors Nonprofit Corp

St. Andrews Episcopal Church

St. Francis National Forest

Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce

Town of Aubrey

Town of Avoca

Trash Bash Council

Trashy Adventures

Treasure Isle Property Owners Association


University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Village Pride Committee

Walmart Pharmacy in Conway

White County


Volunteer Today!

Make your community a cleaner place to live, work and play!