State Roadway Cleanup

Keep Ohio Beautiful Ohio Department of Transportation

2016 STATE ROADWAY CLEANUP – CLEVELAND

Saturday, June 4, 2016
#CLEanUp Cleveland – Citywide Cleanup and State Roadway Cleanup
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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CLEanUpCleveland

With 1,300 miles of highways, 12 miles of shorefront, 166 parks, and 36 neighborhoods, Cleveland has a lot to offer. Unfortunately, like many cities, litter mars the landscape.

WHAT:     Volunteers from across Cleveland will pick up litter along the highways, in parks, in neighborhoods and on beaches as part of a new event called CLEanUpCleveland!

WHO:       Businesses, civic groups, and residents of Cleveland

WHEN:     June 4th, 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE:  Beach Cleanup: Meet at Simms Park in Euclid

Roadway Cleanup: Meet at Gordon Park in Cleveland

Neighborhood Cleanup: Contact your local Neighborhood CDC

HOW:       Register at: www.handsonneo.org/cleanupcleveland or call 614-728-1847


2015 State Roadway Cleanup – Grove City

April 2015 - Keep Ohio Beautiful Month

April 2015 – Keep Ohio Beautiful Month

 

The grand total for the cleanup:
72 volunteers,
101 bags of trash,
16 bags of recyclables and
3 tires! 

Keep Grove City Beautiful (KGCB), Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB) and The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) held our annual 2015 State Roadway Cleanup presented by the Ohio EPA, held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 18.

Volunteers from neighborhood groups, businesses and organizations cleaned up area roadways to pick up thousands of pounds of litter, recyclables and debris. The State Roadway Cleanup kickoff began at 3041Turnberry Ct., Grove City, Ohio 43123. Registration was at 8:30 a.m. followed at 9 a.m. by a brief welcome and safety presentation, volunteers will then clean up the roadways from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Please visit our Flickr page for more photos of our State Roadway Cleanup.


Keep Ohio Beautiful Month 2014

2014 State Roadway Cleanup – Perrysburg

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) , Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB), Keep Perrysburg Beautiful (KPB), Wood County Solid Waste District and the Ohio Turnpike are recruiting volunteers for the  annual State Roadway Cleanup presented by the Ohio EPA, which will be held on Saturday, April 12 in Perrysburg. This will be the first time KOB will hold its State Roadway Cleanup in Perrysburg.

Hundreds of volunteers comprised of neighborhood groups, businesses and organizations will take to area roadways to pick up thousands of pounds of litter, recyclables and debris between 8:30 a.m. and noon. The State Roadway Cleanup kickoff will be held at the Perrysburg Department of Public Service Building 11980 Roachton Road. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed at 9 a.m. by a brief welcome and safety presentation; our volunteers will then clean-up the roadways from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In addition, we will have a cleanup along the on and off ramps surrounding Bowling Green State University, the event registration will be held at the BGSU Stroh Center.

Waste Management is proud to be the recycling partner for the State Roadway Kickoff Event in Perrysburg on April 12. Because of Waste Management’s donation of its recycling and waste services, this will be the third time that Keep Ohio Beautiful’s State Roadway Cleanup Kickoff Event will utilize single-stream recycling. The recyclables that are collected by the volunteers on April 12 will go to a Waste Management’s recycling facility for processing. Incorporating recycling into this event is truly the perfect way to help the environment for future generations.

On average, ODOT spends over $4.5 million each year picking up nearly 400,000 bags of trash from highways and interchanges. The cost and time involved for crews to remove litter, however, could be used for much-needed equipment or highway repairs. ODOT also offers an excellent volunteer opportunity year round for volunteers to participate in clean-up programs through its Adopt-A-Highway program. Volunteers adopt a two-mile section of roadway or an interchange along the state highway system, picking up litter and debris a minimum of four times each year. Groups interested in Adopt-A-Highway can go online to www.dot.state.oh.us and look for the Adopt-A-Highway icon.


2013 State Roadway Cleanup – Cleveland

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) , Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB), and the Ohio Turnpike Commission worked together for the annual State Roadway Cleanup which will be held on Saturday, April 6 in Cleveland. This wasthe first time KOB will hold its State Roadway Cleanup in Cleveland.

60 + volunteers comprised of neighborhood groups, businesses and organizations took to area roadways to pick up thousands of pounds of litter, recyclables and debris between 8:30 a.m. and noon. The State Roadway Cleanup kickoff was held on the east side of the Muni Lot off of East 9thStreet. Registration began at 8:30 a.m. followed at 9 a.m. by a brief welcome and safety presentation; our volunteers will then clean-up the roadways from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In addition, KOB held a Beach Cleanup at one of Cleveland’s lakefront properties in conjunction with Adopt-a-Beach.

Keep America Beautiful, the national Great American Cleanup initiative, selected Keep Ohio Beautiful’s State Roadway Cleanup in Cleveland to showcase as one of their seven nationwide locations for the National Day of Action.

Waste Management is proud to be the recycling partner for the State Roadway Kickoff Event in Cleveland on April 6. Because of Waste Management’s donation of its recycling and waste services, this will be the second time that Keep Ohio Beautiful’s State Roadway Cleanup Kickoff Event will utilize single-stream recycling. The recyclables that are collected by the volunteers on April 6 will go to a Waste Management’s recycling facility in Akron for processing. Incorporating recycling into this event is truly the perfect way to help the environment for future generations.

155 bags of trash were collected
24 bags of recyclables were collected
Total of 3,580 pounds collected

 

 April 2013 Keep Ohio Beautiful Month Proclamation

 

 


2012 State Roadway Cleanup – Athens & Ironton

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) worked with Keep Ohio Beautiful, Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to recruit volunteers for two spring litter cleanup events: one in Athens and one in Ironton.

On Saturday, April 14, 2012 hundreds of volunteers comprised of neighborhood groups, businesses and organizations to pick up thousands of pounds of litter, recyclables and debris between 8:30 a.m. and noon.

Waste Management was proud to be the recycling partner for the Great American Clean-up Kickoff Event at Wayne National Forest Headquarters on April 14. Because of Waste Management’s donation of its recycling and waste services, this was the first time that the State of Ohio’s Great American Clean-up Kickoff Event will utilize single-stream recycling. The recyclables that were collected by the volunteers on April 14 went to Waste Management’s recycling facility in Canal Winchester for processing.  Incorporating recycling into this event was truly the perfect way to help the environment for future generations.  Additionally, with assistance from the Athens City-County Health Department, to host a ‘Tire Amnesty’ program.

We would also like to thank G & J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc for donating Water and Beverages, Waste Management for donating the Recycled Bags, Rural Action for donation Trash Bags, and Athens County Soil & Water Conservation District for Loblolly Pines.

85 bags of trash were collected
39 bags of recyclables were collected
Total of 3,720 pounds collected

1500 tires were collected for a total of 36,000 pounds

Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful Photostream
http://flic.kr/ps/2bjZeD

2012 State Roadway Cleanup April 2012 Keep Ohio Beautiful Month 2012 State Roadway Cleanup
Tire Amnesty Program Athens SWCD Donated Loblolly Pines 2012 State Roadway Cleanup

 

2011 State Roadway Cleanup – Youngstown

Keep Ohio Beautiful, Inc. again partnered with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), to host our annual 2011 State Roadway Cleanup in Youngstown, in cooperation with Youngstown Litter Control and Recycling, and the Recycling Division of Mahoning County GREEN TEAM.

“Green Starts Here!”  Governor John Kasich proclaimed April 2011 as “Keep Ohio Beautiful Month” ODOT has partnered with Keep Ohio Beautiful on the Great American Cleanup, which officially began nationwide on March 1st.  Youngstown was the kickoff site for the 2011 State Roadway Cleanup, coordinated by ODOT.

We had 100 enthusiastic volunteers pick-up 349 bags of trash totaling 6,980 pounds and 60 tires during the morning with temperatures in the high 20’s.

2011 State Roadway Cleanup - Youngstown 2011 State Roadway Cleanup - Youngstown
2011 State Roadway Cleanup - Youngstown 2011 State Roadway Cleanup - Youngstown
2011 State Roadway Cleanup - Youngstown 2011 State Roadway Cleanup - Youngstown