Great American Cleanup
Join the 2013 Great American Cleanup™
We Need YOU!!! You AND your family, neighbors, co-workers, friends...everyone to join the 2013 Great American Cleanup™. Below you will find just some of the exciting opportunities for YOU to make a difference in the quality of life in our community.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!!!
Mobile Meth Lab Examples!!! DO NOT TOUCH!!!!!!
CLICK HERE TO REPORT YOUR COMPLETED EVENT!
Planned Events for the 2013 Great American Cleanup™ include:
Neighborhood & Commercial Area Cleanups - Complete by May 31 (click here to register your cleanup).
EarthFest - A Zero-Waste Event - volunteer with Keep Knoxville Beautiful to make our 2013 Earth Day Celebration at Pellissippi State Main Campus, a waste-free event. - Event date is April 20, 2013
Report Your Results
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Keep Knoxville Beautiful Thanks You...
We want to extend an invitation to all the families, groups, neighborhoods and companies to help pick up litter during the Great American Cleanup™. Although the 2013 event is still in planning stages, it is not to early to begin organizing a neighborhood cleanup. A neighborhood cleanup or beautification project is the best way to immediately improve the quality of life in a community. To join the Great American Cleanup™ in Knoxville or Knox County call 865.521.6957 or use this online registration form. To join in another Tennessee county call 888.862.5326 or visit the Keep Tennessee Beautiful website. To join in another state visit the Keep America Beautiful website.
Safety Tips for Great American Cleanup™ Events
Dress properly, wear heavy shoes and long pants, use sun screen and insect repellent when appropriate.
Drink plenty of fluids, don't let your volunteers overdo it.
Don't overstuff bags; never pick up hypodermic needles or sharp objects.
When working near a road, wear safety vests, work in groups, someone in your group should watch for approaching vehicles.
Wash hands after the cleanup.
Bag litter to meet local regulations.
Young children should not collect litter - contact Keep Knoxville Beautiful for alternative Great American Cleanup™ ideas for young children - check out the Great American Cleanup™ poster contest.
All litter cleanup volunteers must read and understand these basic safety tips. If you are a group leader please provide this information to members of your group:
If you are planning to remove illegal signs from utility poles please follow these additional guidelines: Never try to climb the pole. Stay on the ground and remove only the litter you can reach.
Wear gloves and eye protection.
Pick up and dispose of any nails and tacks removed. Don't leave them in the street.
Stay away from any wires that may be attached to or hanging from the pole.
Remove only the temporary advertising or litter signs. Do not disturb metal numbers, letters, equipment boxes, traffic signs, etc.
Report any dangerous condition to your utility company.
Report the number of signs removed to Keep Knoxville Beautiful. Take a picture of your "pile of signs" for our website.