Thank you to the 15,000 Great American Cleanup participants, who aided in 247 projects to make our neighborhoods and community greener, cleaner and more beautiful.

In just 60 days we…
• Cleaned and beautified 195 miles of roadway
• Removed 20,741 pounds of litter
• Removed 60,000 pounds of trash and debris from an illegal dumpsite
• Painted 5,280 feet of fencing
• Created Gwinnett’s first Victory Garden to honor our veterans
• Planted 3 community gardens
• Collected over 1,000,000 pounds of recyclables – enough to fill a convoy of recycling trucks stretching from the Gwinnett Arena to Discover Mills.

What a difference we can make when we all work together! Stay tuned for details on what you can do to better our community in the 2013 Great American Clean-up Challenge.

Congratulations to the winners of the Great American Cleanup Gwinnett Challenge! The winners for each category are…

Green-up Your Neighborhood Award: Brookwood Oaks HOA – Donated 46 hours to improve their neighborhood , cleaned 2 miles of roadway, collected 12 bags of recyclables and planted 20 trees/shrubs

Stash the Trash: Mill Creek HS Key Club- Donated 255 volunteer hours to remove litter and privet from Little Mulberry Park

Beautify Your Space: Lawrenceville Neighborhood Alliance – Donated 180 volunteer hours to replace a rotten roof

Wipeout Graffiti: Primerica – Planted over 660 feet of fencing to remove and prevent graffiti along Old Norcross Road

Put Litter in Place: United Peachtree Corners Civic Association – Donated 30 volunteer hours and removed 44 bags of litter and debris from Peachtree Corners Circle

Recycle Now: Teachers as Leaders (Group Service Project) – collected 1100 books for children being treated at Gwinnett Medical center. The children get to take a book home when they are released from GMC.

Grow Green: Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners – built and planted 3 vegetable and flower gardens at Sheltering Arms. The children care for the gardens and the vegetables will be used at the daycare center.

Each winning group will receive $500.00 prize.