Litter Prevention

The Great American Cleanup

The Great American Cleanup

The Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community service program that kicks off in more than 20,000 communities from March to May of each year. This national program engages two million volunteers to take action in their communities to create positive change and lasting impact.

  1. Removes litter and debris from roadsides, highways, shorelines and waterways for safer, cleaner
  2. Plants trees, flowers and gardens to strengthen green infrastructure
  3. Recycles cans, plastic bottles, electronics, paper products, tires clothing to give garbage another life
  4. Rebuilds public spaces in communities struck by natural disasters to renew social connections
  5. Restores business storefronts and gateways to spur economic impact

Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP), now in its 11th year, is the nation’s largest program aimed at reducing cigarette litter. KAB developed the CLPP with funding from Philip Morris USA, an Altria company in 2002. The program has received additional support from RAI Services Company and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company. Since its inception, the program has been implemented in over 1,400 U.S. communities. By providing people with easily accessible information about ash receptacles, pocket and portable ashtrays and other educational tools, KAB is making strides in educating the public and ensuring a cleaner tomorrow.

For more tips on how to prevent litter in your community check out Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator’s video.