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The 2016 Keep Golden Isles Beautiful annual community-wide Electronics Recycling & More event was a huge success! Held near Earth Day and during the Great American Cleanup, in just four hours, 500 automobiles entered the event area and deposited: 43,278 lbs of electronics; 35,260 lbs of scrap metal; 103 lbs of prescription medications; 710 lbs of batteries; 350 light bulbs; 11,500 lbs of documents shredded; TBD of textiles (a BUNCH). With that, 65 volunteers contributed 305 volunteer hours of service to make the event happen!

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, Brunswick, GA

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As part of this year's Great American Cleanup, Nashville's Mayor Megan Barry and Metro Beautification & Environment Commission hosted Nashville's first-ever Citywide Spring Clean on April 23 in partnership with Comcast and the annual Comcast Cares employee Day of Service. Mayor Barry challenged council members, citizens, organizations and businesses to join in on this historic event. Over 1,500 volunteers (including several hundred Comcast employees) participated in 63 cleanup and beautification events (with at least one event in every one of Metro Nashville's 35 council districts). Citywide Spring Clean Highlights:
  • 33,320 pounds of litter and illegal dumping removed from Nashville’s streets, alleys and streams
  • Six beautification projects at five schools and one library
  • 1,300 tires picked up and recycled

Metro Beautification & Environment Commission, Nashville, TN

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The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District conducted a district-wide spruce-up and cleanup as a part of Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup on Friday, April 29. Over 150 volunteers from 15 different companies including the Hyatt Hotel, Chen PR, Ritz Carlton, Capital One, The Merchant, AW Perry, Boston Redevelopment Authority to mention a few, came out to participate in "Boston Shines the BID" Day. Cleaning and painting of tree grates, electrical boxes, light poles, planter boxes and fire hydrants along with planting flowers and general trash pick-ups were the tasks of the day as volunteers paired with Downtown Boston BID Ambassadors to act as "Ambassadors for a Day" in Downtown Boston. As part of the Keep America Beautiful event, volunteers used Glad trash bags, Dickinson's Witch Hazel, paint and tools supplied by the BID, and brooms, shovels, T-shirts and gloves provided by Mayor Walsh's Boston Shines program to participate in the highly successful business district activity.

Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, Boston, MA

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