The 2023 Cleanup Results are in! Amazing job, Volunteers!
Cleanup Registration for the 2024 Great American Cleanup in Arkansasis now open! Register below.
The 2023 Volunteer Impact
2023 was a historic year for Keep Arkansas Beautiful! The total economic value returned back to communities in Arkansas in 2023 was $4,798,926.
We did it again, Volunteers! Together, we turned the entire map of Arkansas (ALL 75 COUNTIES) clean, green and beautiful in 2023! Thank you for doing YOUR part and taking the Go Clean Challenge this year!
Thank you to all our Coordinating Partners who took the Go Clean Challenge and organized cleanup events in their communities across the state. View our 2023 Coordinating Partners here!
Keep Arkansas Beautiful Cleanup Campaigns
Keep Arkansas Beautiful proudly promotes two annual cleanups – the Great American Cleanup and the Great Arkansas Cleanup. Our goal is to turn the entire state "clean", by sponsoring a cleanup in every single county in Arkansas, also known as our Go Clean Challenge! Thank you to 75 counties who took the Go Clean Challenge in 2023! Interested in finding a volunteer event near you? Click here to visit our Calendar of Events.
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.
The Great Arkansas Cleanup takes place each fall from September (the first Saturday after Labor Day) through October. Thousands of Arkansans remove tons of trash from our state’s roadways, shorelines, parks, and public areas during this statewide community improvement campaign.
2024 Great American & Great Arkansas Cleanup Online Forms
Please submit your Wrap Up Report within 10 days after the conclusion of your event. Thank you.
2024 Great American & Great Arkansas Cleanup Coordinator Materials (downloadable forms)
- Event Forms
- Volunteer Forms
2024 Great American & Great Arkansas Cleanup Planning & Promotion
- How to Organize a Community Cleanup (Video)
- How to Organize a Community Cleanup (PDF)
- Easy Promotional Ideas
- Develop Your Disposal Plan – Contact your local Solid Waste District prior to your event!
- Customizable News Release
- Get Involved Flyer
- Customizable Flyer
- Cleanup Safety Tips
- CAUTION! Volunteers removing litter ahead – Sign Template
- Place Trash Here (PDF) – Sign Template
- Please Don’t Litter (PDF) – Sign Template
- Please Recycle Here (PDF) – Sign Template
Keep America Beautiful Tools
About the Great American Cleanup
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, flyers, customizable news release, volunteer stickers and educational resources. The KAB Facebook page and website are also available to coordinators to promote their events.
,During the 2023 Great American Cleanup in Arkansas, 5,169 volunteers worked more than 91,000 hours in communities across the state, cleaning up and improving over 1,650 public spaces in all 75 counties. This community improvement effort involved 496 events, with volunteers collecting 872,493 pounds of litter and 787,329 pounds of bulky waste from 1,130 miles of roadways, 102 miles of waterways and shorelines, and 381,533 acres of parks and public areas!
Arkansans also recycled 3,628 tires and 4,703,249 pounds of bulky waste and litter.
The total economic value of the 2023 Great American Cleanup to Arkansas communities was $3,109,389.10.
About the Great Arkansas Cleanup
The Great Arkansas Cleanup began in 1969 as the Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Cleanup. In 1985, then - U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers guided legislation requiring an annual pickup event during the weekend after Labor Day on all federal lands. This law, the Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Act, honors the founder of the event. Mr. Garner continued his advocacy for a clean and litter-free environment until his death in 2014. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with other hosts and partners, have continued the Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Cleanup efforts for more than 50 years.
If you have questions about a Great American Cleanup or Great Arkansas Cleanup event in your community, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Great Arkansas Cleanup Results
In 2023, more than 7,000 volunteers clocked in 56,216 volunteer hours During the Great AR Cleanup!
During the 2023 Great Arkansas Cleanup, 7,027 volunteers worked over 56,216 hours in communities across the state, cleaning up and improving 1,247 public spaces in all 75 counties. The community improvement effort involved 246 events, with volunteers collecting 199 TONS of litter from 1,002 miles of roadways, 204 miles of waterways, and 377,692 acres of parks and public areas.