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Keep Bartow Clean & Beautiful/Great American Cleanup Event

When?  Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Take part in the largest community cleanup event in the City of Bartow. The Solid Waste Department (SWD) and Keep Polk County Beautiful are partnering to kick-off Bartow's annual Keep Bartow Clean & Beautiful/Great American Cleanup Event. Last year several citizens and over ten  different civic clubs volunteered to keep Bartow clean and beautiful.

Why should you volunteer?
Everyone wants to live and play in a clean and green community… and it's up to everyone to make it happen. Youths needing community service hours for graduation can earn hours by helping to organize and participate in the event. Community and civic associations, school and youth groups, families and friends, hunting and fishing clubs, conservation organizations, business employees, sport teams and others can organize their members to participate.

What can you do?
Bartowians volunteer to improve their communities and beautify public spaces by planting flowers, painting over graffiti, picking up litter along our roadways, ponds, parks and neighborhoods.

How can you sign-up?
Download the2018 Volunteer Signup Form and return it via e-mail at, or fax to 863-534-6814 or drop your forms off at our SWD office at 2060 E. HWY 60 or leave them at City Hall.

  • Complete the Pre-Registration Sign-up Sheet;
  • Record volunteer t-shirt sizes; 
  • Individual participants can elect to allow SWD to place them with a team; 
  • The City’s Beautification Advisory Board Committee will identify a pre-determined zone. Teams will be notified of the targeted clean-up location and maps will be provided, or;
  • Write the area you want to clean on the form provided.

Pick-up your supplies!
April 10th -17th, from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. Supplies include a cleanup zone map, t-shirts (as available), gloves and garbage bags.. Supplies are provided by SWD. The workforce is provided by you!

Celebrate your participation!

Join all volunteers at Mary Holland Park at 12:00 p.m. to enjoy a grilled lunch and a refreshing drink provided by one of our sponsors.* Group pictures will be taken, bring your smiles!

*If you, your organization, or company can help sponsor this event or help us serve refreshments to a large number of expected volunteers, please indicate this on your registration form or contact the Solid Waste Department.

2018 Volunteer Sign-up Form

Keep Bartow Clean and Beautiful Announcements

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