Great American Cleanup

Every Spring the Stateline area joins thousands of communities across the U.S. in the Great American Cleanup and we need your help!  The 2013 Great American Cleanup in Winnebago County took place on Saturday, April 27, 2013.  1,018 local residents participated on a sunny day and gave 4,072 hours of time to clean up over 254 miles of area streets and roads.  In the process they removed over 30Tons of litter from the streets.

The Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest annual community improvement program.


The 2014 Great American Cleanup in Winnebago County will be April 26, 2014


Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful was recently congratulated by the President of Keep America Beautiful for having continuously led the Great American Cleanup in Winnebago County for the past 26 years.

This is the time for mobilizing the entire community, one neighborhood at a time. Whether you and your neighbors just want to do some spring cleanup or you have in mind a project of a larger nature, the GAC is the time to do it. Sponsored nationwide by Keep America Beautiful, this project reaches into every city from coast to coast down to millions of local neighborhoods, church groups, garden clubs, businesses, neighborhood groups and just plain folks who care about the street they live on.

Projects run the full range of clean up, fix up, paint up to full community efforts to beautify a whole city. Groups are encouraged to find an area in their own neighborhood that may need to be tidied up or have some flowers or trees planted.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful organizes the hundreds of volunteers who clean up throughout Winnebago County. We partner with the leadership of Winnebago County and various communities around the county, from New Milford to South Beloit.  As volunteers sign up with us to work we assign them to work in areas and communities near them.

So, What can YOU do?

The 2014 Great American Cleanup in Winnebago County has been scheduled for Saturday, April 26th. Calling Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful at (815) 637-1343 will register your efforts as part of the Great American Cleanup. Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful will also make available gloves and trash pickup bags for volunteers. The Great American Cleanup runs from April 1st through May 31st annually in the Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful service area but the Great Winnebago County Cleanup occurs on the last Saturday in April each year.   Be sure to call early to reserve your supplies.

By April 18, 2014 . . .

  • Register your group to participate and we’ll provide trash bags, work gloves and litter tongs.
  • An ideal activity for neighborhood groups, scout troops, co-workers, church groups, service groups, or friends and family.
  • Select your own location or help at one of our targeted cleanup sites.
  • Early registrations are more likely to secure the clean up site of their choice!
 
Last Update:  02/13/2014