Great American Cleanup

What Makes Athens Beautiful? You do!

Every year, in honor of GreenFest and Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) challenges Athenians to get outside and make their town beautiful!

We challenge you to complete your own Trashercise workout (walk, walk/jog, jog, run; trail, road, or wherever!) and keep your neighborhood clean. Bring a bag, some gloves or a grabber, and cleanup your favorite exercise route. When you are done, report your cleanup online at and Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful will send you a special prize! 

Reserve tools and report your cleanup online at or contact if you’d like to borrow a grabber or gloves or need some bags

Adopt-A-Highway groups are challenged to complete a roadside cleanup of their adopted road.

KACCB offers Down and Dirty Cleanups for groups that are seeking a one-time service project, such as cleaning up a stretch of road, doing a planting project, scraping stickers downtown, removing litter from waterways, or any project that makes our community cleaner and more beautiful. KACCB can provide a wide variety of tools and support for a rewarding workday. 

To learn more, contact KACCB at or 706-613-3501, ext. 7872.