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Sign up for the 2022 Great American Cleanup

The Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest beautification program, involving millions of volunteers nationally and hundreds annually in Clark County. The event is held annually by the Clark County Solid Waste District and Keep Clark County Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

The 2021 Great American Cleanup had more than 540 participants in Clark County. Those volunteers gave over 550 hours of their time and picked up 290 bags of litter from 26 public spaces throughout the county.

Join us to make 2022 an even better year to keep Clark County clean and beautiful!

We’re seeking volunteers to clean up litter and spruce up Clark County from March 20 through June 20, 2022. We provide the volunteers with gloves, trash bags, and disposal of trash, as well as a small token for each participant.

For more information, call Sam Perin at (937) 521-2021 or follow the links below:

Online: https://forms.gle/7VEeHn1LXdf7CHZNA

E-mail: sperin@clarkcountyohio.gov

By mail: Click here.

The annual downtown cleanup will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 29 in conjunction with Clark County Service Day. To sign up, click here.

For more information, call Sam Perin at (937) 521-2021.

We want your empty animal feed bags

Re-Feed the Bags! The Clark County Solid Waste District and Keep Clark County Beautiful are asking residents to donate used animal feed bags to help us reduce the amount of trash bags being used as part of the 2022 Great American Cleanup, which runs from March 20 through June 20.

With a few simple cuts, the polypropylene feed bags used for all different animals can be reused as trash bags for cleanups this spring. Watch the video below for instructions on how to reuse feed bags as trash bags.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COMxDPcQ9Js

The Solid Waste District is partnering with several local businesses who will serve as drop-off locations, including:

· Tiz Whiz Feed and Supply, 555 East Leffel Lane, Springfield

· Sunrise Cooperative, 11888 South Charleston Pike, South Charleston

· Clark County Solid Waste District, 1602 West Main Street, Springfield

· Ohio State University Extension Office, 3130 East Main Street, Springfield

If you have a large amount of feed bags ready for donation, call us at 937-521-2020.

KCCB seeking youth representative


Keep Clark County Beautiful (KCCB) is seeking a youth representative to serve on its board of directors. Any Clark County high school student with at least a 3.0 GPA is eligible to apply for this position. The youth representative would be a voting member of the board, with all rights and responsibilities. The youth representative’s term would be from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.

KCCB is the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. KAB focuses on litter prevention, waste reduction, and community beautification.

Candidates should submit the application and all required documents postmarked by April 13 to Sam Perin, Keep Clark County Beautiful, 1602 West Main St., Springfield, OH 45504. Email applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. April 23 to sperin@clarkcountyohio.gov. Applicants needing more information can send questions via email or call 937-521-2022. A copy of the application is available here.

Cleanup Trailer is ready

The Community Cleanup Trailer is available for groups of at least 5 adult volunteers to use for a neighborhood beautification project from March 15 through Nov. 15.

Our staff will deliver the trailer to, and pick up from, your site. A group can keep the trailer, which is stocked with landscaping tools, for three days.

Reservations for the trailer are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call Bonnie at 521-2020.

Full details are on the Cleanup Trailer Page.

Visit KCCB on Facebook


Keep Clark County Beautiful has a page on Facebook. The page has tips on ways to reduce your waste and photo galleries of KCCB’s projects, including the national award-winning Clark County Sunflower Field. Become a fan and check us out!