April - Great American Cleanup

Great American Cleanup - Georgia
The Great American Cleanup is an annual, nationwide community improvement campaign introduced in 1999 by Keep America Beautiful. Every year in April, DeKalb residents are encouraged to engage in the county’s largest annual litter prevention and beautification effort. Join over two million volunteers nationwide seeking to give their communities a “fresh start.” 

To join this annual effort, community groups register with us to host community cleanups and beautification projects around the county, collecting trash and litter from county streets and sidewalks. Subject to availability, participants receive plastic bags, gloves, safety vests, litter collection sticks and t-shirts to assist with litter collection efforts. In past years, community groups have helped remove over 30,000 pounds of litter from 30 miles of roadway around DeKalb County.

For more information on how to participate in our Great American Cleanup initiative, please contact one of our representatives at (404) 294-2010 or

April - Earth Day

Annually on April 22, Earth Day has inspired and mobilized individuals and organizations worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. Aligned with this critical environmental sustainability initiative, the Beautification Unit engages in an environmental stewardship activity aimed at maintaining the county’s annual commitment to celebrating Earth Day. Through the efforts of concerned residents, this event continues to provide the greatest impact toward improving the health and aesthetic value of the county. 

For more information on how to participate in our Earth Day activities, please contact one of our representatives at (404) 294-2010 or