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

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:

Americorps NCCC

Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation

City of Fayetteville

City of Hot Springs Solid Waste Department

City of Mulberry

Clarksville School District

Dermott Parks & Recreation Commission


Festival on the Rails – McNeil

Fifty Brothers Deep Inc.

Hot Springs Village Property Owners

Jacksonport State Park

Keep Little Rock Beautiful

Keep Sherwood Beautiful

Keep Van Buren Beautiful

King-Rhodes Real Estate

Lake Fayetteville Watershed Partnership

Mississippi River State Park

Modus Studio

Mulberry River Society

Pack Rat Outdoor Center

Paris School District

Pine Mountain Volunteer Fire Department

Positively Bella Vista

Recycle Saline

Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District

Re-New-Ing Edinburg

South End Neighborhood Coalition Association

Sponsors Nonprofit Corp

St. Francis National Forest

Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce

Town of Avoca

Trash Bash Council

Treasure Isle Property Owners Association

Village Pride Committee


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