Metro Council Members, Beautification Commissioners, and citizens are teaming up for the 2016 Great American Block Party.
As part of the 18th annual celebration, a number of community clean up days are scheduled. Here are some in the area we know about:
- District 28 – April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Food Lion, 936 Richards Road
- District 29 – April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon at Compton’s Foodland, 2808 Old Smith Springs Road
We will announce others as we learn of them.
“I appreciate the hard work that I know Nashvillians will be doing to make our city look its best during the Great American Cleanup.” said Mayor Megan Barry. “The beauty of Nashville shines brightest when we as a community work together to make it and keep it clean and litter-free.”
During 2015’s Great American Cleanup, over 400,000 pounds of litter and trash were collected during 150 organized clean-ups in Nashville. “The Great American Cleanup gives us the opportunity to make Nashville a cleaner and even more beautiful community block by block,” said Mark Macy. “We hope even more citizens, businesses, and neighborhood groups will join us and make this year’s Great American Clean Up the most successful ever.”
Keep America Beautiful has found that 18 percent of all littered items end up in streams and waterways as pollution. Litter is unsightly, it can encourage pest animals, the spread of germs and diseases, and it is costly to clean up. The Great American Clean Up is a great reminder to all of us, that we can each do our part toward having cleaner, greener, and more beautiful public spaces.
To volunteer to help at one of the cleanups already scheduled: Locations and contact information for each scheduled cleanup is listed at:http://www.nashville.gov/…/Neigh…/Neighborhood-Cleanups.aspx
Organize a clean-up in your neighborhood: Register your event online and signup for free supplies (bags, gloves, safety vests, etc.). Metro Beautification will list your clean-up date, time, location and organizer’s contact information on our Upcoming Neighborhood Clean-ups page to help you recruit volunteers. Once you have submitted your information, we will work with you to identify a place for all the trash and litter from your clean-up to be collected.