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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful partners with City in the Great Indy Cleanup

INDIANAPOLIS – (April 7, 2011) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) announced today that the Great Indy Cleanup, a citywide effort to beautify and strengthen our communities, will take place the entire month of April. Large cleanups are planned all over the city in four different quadrants aimed to achieve litter abatement through neighborhood-driven initiatives.

“This endeavor is about helping to make our neighborhoods cleaner, more attractive places to live and play,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “Join us in our beautification efforts, cleaning up of right of ways and picking up litter, and help foster pride in your community.”

“By extending the Great Indy Cleanup to the full month of April, we hope to break records with participation,” said David Forsell, president of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. “Last year more than a million pounds of litter were collected with the program, this year the entire month has been dedicated to the program, and we hope that every resident comes out to support our efforts and keep Indianapolis beautiful.”

KIB and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, with support from the Department of Public Works and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Development, are coordinating with neighborhood associations and groups across the City to organize cleanup efforts during the month of April and continuing through October.

Scheduled cleanups include:

  • April 9: East Outer Region and Northeast Outer Region.
  • April 16: Northwest Center Region and Northeast Center Region.
  • April 23: Northwest Outer Region, Southwest Outer Region and North Outer Region.
  • April 30: South Center Region, Downtown Center East Region and South & Southeast Outer Region.

Volunteers are sought for all cleanup days, visit to learn more and sign up today!

Also, now through April 30, visit your neighborhood Marion County Public Library, YMCA, or PNC Bank branch to pick up a pair of gloves and a trash bag to clean up the litter in your neighborhood and participate in the Great Indy Cleanup. Simply dispose of the bag with your weekly trash pickup.

The Great Indy Cleanup is made possible by the City of Indianapolis, Covanta Energy, South Side Landfill Republic Services, and Kroger. For more information on KIB’s efforts to beautify the city, or to learn how you can help, please visit us at
About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization uniting people to build community and transform public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement. In 2010, KIB engaged nearly 40,000 volunteers on 500 community improvement projects. To learn more, please visit