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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful kicks off fall effort to clean litter from neighborhood streets

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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful kicks off fall effort to clean litter from neighborhood streets

KIB and City provide free cleanup resources to residents for October Great Indy Cleanup

INDIANAPOLIS – (October 6, 2017) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB), in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, will kick off the fall Great Indy Cleanup season on Saturday, October 7 in neighborhoods across Indy. Free resources such as dumpsters, packer trucks, gloves and trash bags are available for residents who register for a cleanup.

KIB and the City’s Department of Business and Neighborhood Services, with support from the Department of Public Works and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, coordinate annually with neighborhood associations and groups across the city to organize cleanup efforts from April to October. More than 50 neighborhood groups have registered for a Great Indy Cleanup this year. A large-scale KIB staff-led beautification day is planned for October 21 in the Kennedy King neighborhood, with more than 200 volunteers coming together to care for and connect to the historic neighborhood.

“Each year, the Great Indy Cleanup brings the Indianapolis community together to work toward a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful city,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “I am proud of efforts like the Great Indy Cleanup and our It’s My City campaign that drive investment in our neighborhoods and better our community.”

KIB has four ways for residents to participate in the Great Indy Cleanup:

1. Coordinate a community cleanup. Visit www.greatindycleanup.com to select a date for your community cleanup and complete the required request form to receive resources and tools (such as gloves, trash bags and access to dumpsters). Contact Allie Kast (317-264-7555) for more information.

2. Volunteer. Help a neighborhood with their cleanup as an individual or group. Visit www.kibi.org/events to sign up.

  1. Adopt your block. Brandish your very own KIB litter grabber by signing up to take care of your block year-round. As a block captain, you’re eligible for cleanup supplies, free native flowers and trees. Visit www.kibi.org/adopt-a-block to join.
  2. Share your impact on social media. Show your dirt! When you’re working hard to keep our streets clean, we want to know. Your efforts in the Great Indy Cleanup are also a way to join the It’s My City cleanup initiative. Share photos with @kibiorg through social media posts with the hashtags #GreatIndyCleanup and #itsmycity.

In 2016, KIB’s Great Indy Cleanup collected 979 tons of trash through 366 community cleanups.
The Great Indy Cleanup is made possible by generous donations from the City of Indianapolis, Kroger, Republic Services, South Side Landfill, First Financial Bank and Clif Bar Baking Company. For more information on KIB’s efforts to beautify the city or to learn how you can help, please visit us at www.greatindycleanup.com.

 

About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. Annually, KIB works with nearly 20,000 volunteers on nearly 900 community projects. To learn more, visit www.kibi.org or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @kibiorg.

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