Clean Cities Sweep takes place each year in March and April. Due to circumstances related to COVID-19, this year’s Clean Cities Sweep event has been extended to October 18th. Clean Cities Sweep is a call to action for the community to plan litter cleanup and beatification events. Most projects average around 2 hours, and they can be any event that helps the community and the environment. Groups should ensure their projects are registered (via link at the bottom of the page). Upon registration, project coordinators will receive a confirmation email/phone call to schedule a supply pickup date.
Litter cleanup supplies are lent out to groups, and include GLAD trash bags, gloves, trash grabbers, visibility vests, first aid kits, hand sanitizer, and other necessary supplies. Groups can also plan beautification events, in additional to litter cleanup events. Community Groups who register Clean Cities Sweep projects will be eligible to request supplies related to their proposed projects. This funding is graciously provided by Palmetto Pride and Keep South Carolina Beautiful. We look forward to working with your group to make Charleston litter-free and beautiful!
Following completion of the project, neighborhood association groups who participate in Clean Cities Sweep will be eligible to apply for the Georgia Smith Award (Winner receives $50 and recognition at City Council). Awards are based on final reports and before and after images of the project.
Volunteers and individuals who do not have a group or project and wish to join forces at a litter sweep hosted by KCB. The final location, time, and date will be promoted on our Facebook Page and Event Calendar. All ages are welcome!