Mark your calendars! To promote safe and fun volunteer activities, we developed Love Where You Live Day, an event that invites individuals and small groups 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 October 9, 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!
RSVP on our Facebook page: Love Where You Live Day
Cleanup Kit Registration
Registration is currently closed. Sign up for our volunteer newsletter to be the first to know when registration for our September event goes live.
Each Cleanup Kit will include the following:
- 2 Litter Grabbers
- 2 Standard Masks
- 5 Trash Bags
- 5 Recycling Bags
- 5 Pairs of Latex Gloves
- 1 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer
- 1 Sharps Container
- Safety Guidelines
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
- Guidance on PPE and Cleanups (one page)
- Guidance on Needle Safety at 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.
Can I register for multiple kits?
Keep Austin Beautiful will provide ONE free kit per participating household while supplies last.
Where do we discard our trash after the cleanup?
We ask that volunteers take the bags home to their own personal trashcans or drop off to an approved location.
Can I send someone else to pick-up my kit?
As long as they provide your First & Last name, we can provide them with your kit.
Do we have to return the kits after?
Once you pick-up your kit, it belongs to you so that you can continue to do cleanups in the future.
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.