Clean Streets Matter
Street Cleaning, Community Beautification
*Data current as of Thursday, February 9. It will be updated weekly.
Clean Streets Matter launches as new effort to clean up neighborhoods
On Friday, January 15, Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller – flanked by Commissioners, representatives from Keep-Macon Bibb Beautiful (KMBB), residents of the Historic Pleasant Hill Neighborhood, and crews from the Public Works, Solid Waste, and Parks & Beautification Department – announced Clean Streets Matter. The goal of this initiative is to more effectively identify and clean up illegal dumps, piles of waste and debris, dead animals, downed trees, eviction material and more, as well as to engage residents to host neighborhood cleanups.
“Our crews will be working together to clean up neighborhoods street by street because Macon Matters…it matters to the residents, to our visitors, and to businesses,” says Mayor Miller. “We will need your help in keeping it clean, whether that’s by reporting illegal dumping or by holding your own cleanup to remove litter.”
“This is an effort we can all get behind and one in which we can all help,” says Caroline Childs, Executive Director of KMBB. “We’re here to work with our neighborhoods and make sure they have what they need.”
Once an area has been cleaned, Macon-Bibb County needs the community’s assistance in keeping it that way by reporting areas of concern, reporting people and companies illegally dumping trash, and holding neighborhood cleanups. To report areas that need to be cleaned, click here, and to report someone dumping trash on the street, call 478-751-7500. To hold a cleanup and receive support like pickers, bags, and maybe a dumpster, people can register through KMBB by clicking here.
Volunteer to hold a neighborhood cleanup
To hold a cleanup and receive support like pickers, bags, and maybe a dumpster, people can register through KMBB by clicking here. Since announcing Clean Streets Matter, four clean-ups have been scheduled and nine more are being planned. See below for a list of dates and areas and contact KMBB at NUMBER for information on how you can help them.
“It doesn’t take much for each of us to pick up a few pieces of trash, and if we work together as neighbors and neighborhoods, we can help keep our streets clean and let Macon-Bibb’s crews focus on the bigger issues,” says Mrs. Childs.
Two cleanups were held by the Beall’s Hill Neighborhood Association and the InTown Macon Neighborhood Association over the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend, though they had been planned before the initiative was announced.
“This isn’t about which person, group, association, or crew gets credit for making something happen…this is about making something happen,” says Mayor Miller. “It’s about leading by example and showing that, with just a little bit of coordination and communication, we can make a difference in our community.”
Open and Acknowledged Requests – Live data
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