Programs and Events


– An opportunity to adopt an area for litter control and/or beautification.

America Recycle

(November) – Promote and encourage students, residence, businesses, media and local governments to participate in recycling programs.=

Arbor Day

(April) – Inspire residents to plant a tree an hour or memorialize a loved one.

Bennewitz, Braam & Ratterman Business Beautification Award

(monthly) Recognize businesses, churches, schools, and etc. that demonstrate a commitment to a clean and beautiful hometown.

Great American Cleanup

(March-May) Spring cleaning and recycling initiative countywide.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

(Spring & Fall) – Free disposal of automotive and marine products, home maintenance/improvement products, home lawn/garden products, electronics, pool chemicals, fluorescent bulbs, paint and etc.

Make A Difference Day

(October) Citizens working together to help clean and beautify our community. Assist the elderly or neighbors.

Public Lands Day

(September) – Volunteers clean up public parks, playgrounds and campsites.

Solid Waste Breakfast

(March) – Kick-off spring cleanups in Cleveland/Bradley County.

White Glove Award (Quarterly)

– A White Framed Glove demonstrating a commitment to environmental preservation. Eligibility for the award are students, individuals, teachers, business/industries and civic organizations.