Great American Cleanup 2016
For twenty six years, volunteers have improved the Midlands area during Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup. Keep the Midlands Beautiful recruits volunteers, site captains, area businesses, local corporations and local sponsors to foster unity and strengthen community bonds through beautification and improvement efforts across Lexington & Richland Counties. This local community improvement program, brings volunteers together to inspire change and build sustainable, vibrant communities.
Events like the Great American Cleanup is a call to action to create more viable communities by focusing volunteer efforts on activities surrounding waste reduction, recycling, beautification and community greening. Any individual, family, school, group, place of worship, business or government entity can coordinate or participate.
It’s easy register here!
If you want to organize a cleanup in your own neighborhood or community, Keep the Midlands Beautiful will provide you with trash bags and will loan you gloves, vests and grabbers. We will also work with you to recruit volunteers and to arrange to have the trash from your cleanup picked up by the City or County. Call us at (803) 733-1139 to learn more.
Report Card–Please click on the report card link to submit the information that will be complied and become a part of next years Great American Cleanup results!
2016 National Sponsors
The National Sponsors and Partners provide substantial support to the Great American Cleanup program in a variety of ways, from funding and in-kind donations to employee volunteer participation. America’s leading companies and brands support the campaign.
The National Sponsors of the 2016 Great American Cleanup to date are: The Dow Chemical Company; The Glad Products Company; Altria; BNSF; Lowe’s
Please see pages about Litter Prevention:
What can you do?
Report a Litterbug
SC Litter Laws
Litter — a common source of pollution — threatens the health and beauty of far too many of our treasured lakes, streams and rivers. The Adopt-A-Waterway program offers volunteer groups the opportunity to address water-based litter issues in Richland and Lexington Counties. Please join us in protecting and cleaning up our creeks, rivers, lakes, boat landings and islands.
SCE&G employees participating in the AAW program.
Dedicated to improving the communities where our customers and employees live and work.
More than 50 groups have signed up for Adopt-A-Waterway so far. It’s not too late to get involved, and there are still many waterways available for adoption. Click here to learn more.
More important information about Adopt-A-Waterway:
How does it Work?
Adopt-A-Waterway Program Partners
Special thanks to Johnson’s Garbage Service for providing trash pickup for our Richland County Adopt-A-Waterway groups.
The Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program is sponsored by the SC Department of Transportation. Keep the Midlands Beautiful coordinates the AAH program for roads in Richland and Lexington Counties. Keep the Midlands Beautiful also coordinates the Adopt-A-Street program for the City of Columbia.
Through the Adopt-A-Highway and Adopt -A-Street programs, caring citizens take part in preserving and maintaining streets throughout the Midlands. A wide range of community organizations, like civic groups, businesses, schools, and churches, adopt sections of road in or near their communities and remove litter from those segments at least four times a year for two years.
The benefits are significant. First, the program serves as an educational tool against littering and establishes stewardship of public lands. Secondly, the program helps advance tourism, development and quality of life for all of our citizens by improving the appearance of our area. Finally, the program saves taxpayer dollars by performing a valuable public service on a volunteer basis.
For other important information click on the following pages:
Pickup Dates/Safety Training Dates
City of Columbia