Keep Albuquerque Beautiful
A Program of the Solid Waste Management Department
Great American Clean-up

Each spring, Keep America Beautiful brings together thousands of local organizations and millions of individuals to invest their time in creating better communities. Great American Cleanup (GAC) is the nation's largest community improvement program and takes place annually from March 1 through May 31 involving an estimated 2.8 million volunteers and attendees. Activities include beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning seashores and waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational programs and litter-free events.


Albuquerque conducts its Great American Cleanup on the last Saturday of April. Free trash bags and gloves are provided for all participants. This local staging area will be cleaned as well as registered neighborhood associations will clean their areas. Everyone is encouraged to take part in this event; together we can make a cleaner, more beautiful Albuquerque.

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