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Litter Waste Reduction in Mecklenburg County banner 

Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful will be participating in the Great American Cleanup (GAC) from March 1, 2011 through May 31, 2011.

Several projects are under development for community-wide participation, but please don't let that stop you from "doing your own thing" NOW. You can obtain free GLAD FlorceFlex trash bags for your cleanups which are provided by The Glad Products Company, one of many sponsors of the 2011 Great American Cleanup. We also have Great American Cleanup banners for you to use to promote your own projects.

For information on how you can get involved, contact Jake Wilson, Executive Director of Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful, Inc. at 704-432-1772 or send an email to

Bark in the Park event sign   Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful participates in the Bark in the Park event Bark in the Park Participant with Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful scarf 

Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful participated in the annual Bark in the Park event giving out information about the Great American Cleanup and providing recycling receptacles. This year's event was attended by 15,000 people and their dogs!

Jesus Ministry Great American CleanUp Participants  Jesus Ministry Great American CleanUp booth 
Jesus Ministry volunteers help clean up litter all over Charlotte on April 9, 2011. 

Kids recycling

The Town of Huntersville Parks & Recreation Department's After School Enrichment Program is learning how to save the Earth and Recycle. The motto is "Don't lose it, Reuse it!" The kids made a special recycle bin to donate to the Office of Huntersville's Mayor as well as decorating other recycle bins to use at the Waymer Center and Town offices. 

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