Keep Carbondale Beautiful welcomes individuals or groups that are interested in community service to join in one of our scheduled cleanups. Other group cleanups can be scheduled to suit the needs of a community or student group. You choose the time and we can agree on a location within the city in need of cleanup. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. To register your group for a cleanup, please contact Keep Carbondale Beautiful at email@example.com or (618) 525-5525. Read safety guidelines and check out a safety video.
Fall 2018 Cleanups
Tentative list of cleanups scheduled for Fall 2018. KCB provides bags and gloves. Dress appropriately for weather, bright colors optional. Always wear closed-toe shoes. Bring a friend. Groups are welcome. Call or text 618 525 5525 for more info. Most cleanups are just under 2 hours, but we'll quit sooner if it's too hot or cold.
Sun August 26 8:30-10 am meet at Town Square Pavilion (116 N Illinois Ave) Results: 1 Volunteer got 1 orange bag JUST going around the block!
Friday, Sept 7 4-5:30 pm meet at Town Square Pavilion (116 N Illinois Ave). This cleanup is in preparation for Saturday’s March for Unity parade.
Results: 3 Volunteers got 3 bags, but we didn't cover the whole route.
Saturday September 15 with Green Earth – clean up Piles Fork Creek Meet at: 9 a.m. in the south parking lot of Attucks Park, North Wall Street Bring or wear rubber boots or closed-toe shoes that you can get wet (not flip-flops); come dressed for weather; pick up litter from park and from creek.
Bags and gloves will be provided, also water and snacks.
Results: 34 people, 34 bags plus other ... stuff
Sat Sept 29 9-10:30 am meet at Town Square Pavilion (116 N Illinois Ave)
Results: 4 vols ... 3 bags
Sunday October 28 1 – 2:30 pm Meet in the Town Square Pavilion (116 N Illinois Ave).met at Dairy Queen. 4 vols - 4 bags. Plus - KCB helped with recycling on Saturday.
Saturday November 17 1 – 2:30 pm Meet in the Town Square Pavilion (116 N Illinois Ave).
Sunday November 18 1 – 2:30 pm Meet in the parking lot of Taco Bell – northeast side of Route 13 and Giant City Rd; park in Walmart lot and walk over. Wear bright colors. Vests will be provided. We'll clean up Route 13 east of Carbondale, from Giant City Road to Reed Station Road. ** Required viewing beforehand: safety video**
Sunday December 2 Meet at 1 p.m. in the Town Square Pavilion (116 N Illinois Ave) Clean up from Saturday’s Lights Fantastic Parade
Saturday December 8 Meet at 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Taco Bell – northeast side of Route 13 and Giant City Rd; park in Walmart lot. Wear bright colors. Vests will be provided. We'll clean up Route 13 east of Carbondale, from Giant City Road to Reed Station Road. ** Required viewing beforehand: safety video**
Schedule your own private "group cleanup". KCB will meet you with supplies. You can even pick the location, or KCB will suggest one.
For more info ... call Sarah at 525-5525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dress for visibility and protection: bright colors, long pants and long sleeves; gloves; comfortable leather shoes or boots; sunscreen and hat
Carpool and park clear of the road
Break into work-groups of 2-3 people.
Daylight hours only - early morning to avoid summer heat; early afternoon in cold weather
If possible, work facing oncoming traffic
Do one side of the road at a time
Wear gloves - your own leather work gloves or rubber gloves from KCB
Watch out for broken glass and other dangers
Notify police if you find weapons or suspected toxic substances
Stay alert - eyes and ears open to environment (no earphones or earbuds)
WATCH A SAFETY VIDEO, esp. before working on route 13 east or west of town.
Wisconsin's (note accent) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaKpX6eUk6E
Here's a fun one from California: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrG3-NZJRIo
Town Square Pavilion -- northeast corner of Main and Illinois