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2015 Great American Cleanup Results 

 

Volunteers, Participants, & Organizations

Estimated service area population size: 3.8 Million  # of community service or court ordered workers: 172
Number of events held: 461 # of communities involved in activities: 302
Number of volunteers: 21,699 # of community GROUPS that participated: 800
Number of volunteer hours: 71,713 # of counties with groups that participated: 77 (100%)
Number of participants: 31,359
Number of volunteers & participants: 53,058

Clean - Up

Pounds of litter, debris & bulky waste cleaned: 3,351,263  Miles of rivers, lakes or shorelines cleaned: 71
Miles of streets, roads, highways cleaned: 953 # of underwater cleanups conducted: 0
Acres of parks/public lands/open spaces cleaned: 968 Acres of wetlands cleaned or improved: 39
Miles of hiking/biking/nature trails cleaned: 272 #  of illegal dump sites cleaned: 50
# of playgrounds/community rec. areas cleaned: 116

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

# of junk cars removed/collected for recycling: 3 Pounds of aluminum & steel colleted: 6,318
Pounds of clothing collected for reuse: 2,938 Pounds of paper/newspaper collected: 101,323
Pounds of steel cans collected: 12,013 # of tires collected for recycling: 15,871
Pounds of plastic bottles collected: 3,526 Pounds of HHW collected: 17,210
Pounds of glass collected for recycling: 726 Pounds of electronics collected for recycling: 162,684
Pounds of corrugated cardboard collected: 177,739 Pounds of other recycables collected: 96,744
Pounds of batteries collected: 455

Beautification

# of Beautification & Community Greening projects: 68  # of flowers & bulbs planted: 3,379
# of Edible community gardens planted/replanted: 21 # of homes painted, renovated or built: 23
# of trees planted: 201 # of community/commercial buildings painted: 37
# of seedlings planted: 1,036 # of graffiti sites removed or abated: 4
# of shrubs planted: 216

Education

# of education workshops/community outreach presentations: 70 # of people in community audience: 10,367
# of ADULTS in attendance at workshops above: 5,501
# of CHILDREN in attendance at workshops above: 19,329