Spring is coming and so is your chance to take part in the state’s annual Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
Celebrate Kentucky’s natural beauty and plan to do some spring cleaning during the week of March 22-29.
During last year’s cleanup week, it was reported that more than 24,000 Kentuckians picked up 42,930 bags of trash and 3,657 tires along 1,816 miles of roadway – the approximate driving distance from Covington, Ky., to Walt Disney World and back. In addition, the same volunteers cleaned eight illegal dumps across the state.
How can you participate in this year’s cleanup week?
• Contact your local solid waste coordinator to ask about organized activities in your area,
• Check out the list of scheduled events on the state’s website, or
• Plan your own event and tell us about it if you’d like to add it to our list of scheduled events.
Even if you can’t participate in a group activity, think about what you can do as an individual to make a difference. Everyone – young and the young at heart – can participate.
To learn about prizes and get complete details on 2014 Commonwealth Cleanup Week, download the official announcement and forms for contest group participation and county cumulative reporting (Word or PDF).
And always remember safety first while you have a good time and spring into Commonwealth Cleanup Week!
The purpose of Commonwealth Cleanup Week is to encourage Kentucky communities to “spring clean,” recycle and promote personal responsibility for clean surroundings across the Commonwealth.