Mark your calendars! To promote safe and fun volunteer activities, we developed Love Where You Live Day, an event that invites individuals and members of the same household to beautify the areas around their homes and neighborhoods every second Saturday of the month. We invite you to show some love right where you are with us on May 8, 2021, whether it’s in your front yard or along your neighborhood street. Pick up some litter, mow your yard, weed a garden bed, or rake some leaves, it’s up to you!
We hope to “see” you out there!
Sign up on our Facebook page: Love Where You Live Day
Is this an in-person event?
This is a fully remote event so we’ll be making Austin more beautiful together while apart.
How long is this event?
We’re asking everyone to volunteer anytime between 9-11 am every second Saturday of the month.
Do you have information on cleaning litter in a COVID environment?
We do! When picking up litter, Keep Austin Beautiful recommends participants do so responsibly and at their comfort level. Your cleanup group should include only members of your household. Please wear a face mask and use disposable gloves. While picking up litter, be sure to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others.
When you finish collecting litter, please dispose of any single-use face masks and disposable gloves properly by placing them into your trash bag. Make sure your trash bag is securely tied to protect sanitation workers. After placing the trash bag into your trash cart, immediately wash your hands with soap and water. For more safety information, please read the documents below.
- Litter Cleanup in a COVID-19 Environment (full document)
- Guidance for Individual Cleanups (one page)
- Guidance on PPE and Cleanups (one page)
For more information, please visit the Austin Public Health page.
For more information on your waste pickup day, visit Austin Resource Recovery’s My Schedule page and download their app.
How can we share photos?
We love seeing photos! Please use the hashtags #KeepAustinBeautiful and #LWYLKAB and tag us on social media – @KeepAustinBeautiful (Facebook and Instagram) and @KAB_Austin (Twitter). Don’t have social media? Feel free to email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.