Great American Cleanup (GAC)

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MID-SUMMER CLEAN UP

We are taking a new spin on our neighborhood clean up.
Here at Keep North Attleborough Beautiful, we are looking to launch a Neighborhood Movement or rather a bunch of little mini Neighborhood Movements. In lieu of our traditional spring clean up efforts, we are encouraging local families and friends to take to the streets with your own micro-clean ups – while staying very safe and socially distant, of course!

Let’s be honest. The “not getting together” part stinks, but so does all the litter on the sides of our neighborhood roads. It’s an unintended consequence of Spring Clean Up efforts across the nation having to be cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 concerns. But we are not going to let this pandemic spoil the spirit of what our annual clean up aims to do – bring our community together and keep our community beautiful. We believe that a successful clean up effort is still possible. It just needs to be re-imagined.

How it will work

  • You choose to head out anywhere in our local neighborhoods and parks to pick up litter –no registration required!
  • You use your own gloves and bags, and dispose of filled litter bags in your trash.
  • Document your litter pick up and post it to social media – photos, videos, stats and charts. Include all the fun details, too – how many bags you filled up; how much the trash weighed, interesting finds on the side of the road.
  • Post it to Facebook and/or Instagram with and tag us #KNAB2020 #MidSummerHaul. Anyone who posts and tags us will be entered to win a Chocolate-Themed Gift Basket!
  • You can organize safely with your friends and family but please STAY SAFE out there. Remember that if you are in a public area to stay socially distant and wear your masks. Don’t forget these important safety tips:
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We know that participating in a litter clean up can do a lot more for us individually than it does for just the landscape of North Attleborough. Especially in times like these it can help give us a sense of purpose and a sense of community and it gives us something fun to do outside with our families.

We at KNAB wish good health and peace for our friends and volunteers. Thank you for all you do to Keep North Attleborough Beautiful!

North Attleborough’s 2020 Great American Clean Up:

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL

  • Register online today!
  • Don’t forget about our Raffle Fundraiser featuring fantastic baskets and gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses. Raffle tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5.

Save These Dates:

TBD – Town Hall Night #1

5pm-7pm Confirm your registration and pick up supplies. Bring cash to get your raffle tickets!

TBD – Town Hall Night #2

5pm-7pm Confirm your registration and pick up supplies. Bring cash to get your raffle tickets!

TBD – Great American Cleanup

  • 9:00am Kick off
  • 12:00pm Pizza party & raffle drawing following the cleanup at North Attleborough HS

Here are some important suggestions:

  • Wear provided garden gloves to protect your hands.
  • It is helpful for you to bring a small to medium bucket/reusable bag to put the trash in. When full it can be emptied into the provided trash bags. Please be sure to fill bags before they are picked up. We are trying to save on the number of bags we distribute.
  • Wear brightly colored clothing to increase visibility. If you have a KNAB tee-shirt you might wear it over outside clothing.
  • Wearing long pants with socks up over the pants is helpful in areas that might be tick infested or have prickle bushes.
  • Avoid contact with poison ivy.
  • Boots would be helpful if the weather has been rainy.
  • Do not attempt to pick up any hazardous material. Notify KNAB.
  • Do not attempt to pick up any large or heavy item. Notify KNAB.
  • Do not go back and forth from one side of the street to the other.
  • Litter may be picked up from sidewalks, curbs, storm drains and only a few feet into private property.
Keep North Attleborough Beautiful