Macon-Bibb, Partners to Announce Cleanup Day
Thursday, March 4th, 2021
Macon-Bibb County, Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful (KMBB), and the United Way of Central Georgia will hold a press conference on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. in Commission Chambers at Government Center (700 Poplar Street). Together, they and several neighborhood representatives will announce a county-wide cleanup day and encourage all neighborhoods and organizations to help pick up litter.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and to help keep people safe and healthy, the press conference will be limited to invited guests, the media, and support staff. It will be broadcast live on Macon-Bibb County’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/maconbibbcounty.
“Clean streets matter because Macon-Bibb matters, and I’m challenging this community to join us in cleaning it up,” says Mayor Lester Miller. “Our crews are doing all they can to get rid of these large piles of trash and debris, and now we need your help to keep it clean.”
“We have been so amazed by the support of our community after the launch of Clean Streets Matter,” says Caroline Childs, KMBB Executive Director. “We hope this clean-up day continues to engage residents, provides an opportunity for everyone to give back to their neighborhood, and have pride for where they live.”
“We are excited to support KMBB’s efforts in organizing a community-wide cleanup initiative,” said George McCanless, President and CEO of United Way Central Georgia. “Whether it is welcoming visitors coming into our community or attracting new businesses and residents to Macon-Bibb, having a clean city shows them how much we all care about where we live.”
This cleanup day is connected to the national Great American Cleanup and the local Clean Streets Matter initiative, which began on Friday, January 15. In the first six weeks of that effort:
KMBB has supported or helped plan for the future more than 20 neighborhood cleanups;
crews from Macon-Bibb County cleaned nearly 1.5 million pounds of debris from almost 125 illegal dump sites;
The Macon Water Authority has swept more than 360,000 pounds of dirt, leaves, pine straw, and litter from more than 30 miles of road; and
More than 680,000 pounds of yard waste has been collected.