During the month associated with the celebration of love, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GCB) believes it’s the ideal time to fall (back) in love with this big, beautiful community we all share. Established in 1818 and celebrating its bicentennial this year, Gwinnett County represents 437 square miles, 16 municipalities and more than 907k residents stretching from Buford to the north to Snellville to the south. Just IMAGINE all of the good we could do for our sprawling county community by showing it a little love and working together! As winter gives way to spring, you can begin planning for the ways you’d like to contribute to making Gwinnett the cleanest, greenest, most livable community on the planet. GCB strives to make it easy for you by offering a number of impactful ways to show the love in 2018…
Sponsored by GCB and the Gwinnett Department of Transportation, the Adopt-A-Road program enables everyone from civic groups, churches and families to HOAs, small businesses and local corporations to show their community pride. By adopting a stretch of road, participants agree to host four cleanups over the course of a year – making sure the road is free of litter. As thanks, the group will be provided garbage bags, safety vests and signage, and two signs recognizing the adopting family, group or company that will posted along the roadway.
Designed to protect and preserve our local watersheds, the Adopt-A-Stream program marks a partnership between GCB and Gwinnett Department of Water Resources. Adopting families, companies and groups are responsible for serving as official “keepers” of a portion of a creek or stream by organizing cleanups when needed and periodically monitoring its condition with supplies, training, and certifications in chemical, bacterial and macroinvertebrate testing. All training is provided for free by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful.
Great American Cleanup – Gwinnett Challenge
It’s just around the corner! A Keep America Beautiful initiative, Great American Cleanup represents the nation’s largest annual community improvement project. Taking place from March 1 through May 31st, it’s designed to encourage concerned citizens and local businesses to take part in a community improvement program of their own imagining to contribute to the greater good. Once all participants report back their results, a number of winners will be selected to win cash prizes. It just goes to show how “rewarding” it can be to be an environmental steward!
Mark your calendar for April 28, 2018! Representing our fourth year, this annual event marks a partnership between Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources to directly address and illustrate the power of working together to promote the health and well-being of our local wetlands.
In addition to educating aspiring environmental stewards, advocating on behalf of our community and organizing community cleanup/recycling events, GCB also seeks to inspire and motivate our neighbors to tackle cleanup and beautification projects on their own, within their own neighborhoods. From picking up litter to landscaping, YOU can help us beautify Gwinnett, one neighborhood at a time.
GCB Cleanup Events
In addition to Great Gwinnett Wetlands, GCB and our partners will organize cleanup events throughout the year. We encourage you to bookmark our website and like our Facebook page, then visit them often for the latest news about upcoming events.
GCB Recycling Events
Every year on a Saturday near America Recycles Day, we host a large community recycling event at Coolray Field. We encourage you to take part by cleaning out your basement, closets, garage, attic, storage spaces and offices so we can help you get rid of those hard-to-recycle items that can’t be left curbside. We are in the planning stages for one in celebration of Earth Day, so stay tuned! During the time between our Earth Day and America Recycles Day events and other local community recycling events, be sure to visit our Recycling page to learn where you can drop off your hard-to-recycle items.
Short on time, but still wish to support the efforts of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful? You can do so through a tax-deductible donation to our organization. Any amount is much-appreciated!