Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is taking part in the nation’s largest annual cleanup. We encourage you to make a visible difference where you live by registering for the 2024 Great American Cleanup - Oklahoma. Each registration will be given FREE gloves, vests, and trash bags to complete their cleanup.
Participating groups include scout troops, civic organizations, schools, families, businesses, municipalities - anyone can participate!
#GACinOK 2024 Timeline
- DEC 20 - REGISTRATION OPENS
- JAN 15 - LOWES EQUIPMENT GRANTS OPEN
- FEB 21 - LOWES EQUIPMENT GRANTS CLOSE
- MARCH 1 - OKLAHOMA GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP BEGINS
- APRIL 15 - ODOT TRASH-OFF
- APRIL 30 - REGISTRATION FOR SUPPLY DELIVERY CLOSES (SUPPLIES ARE AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND AT THE KOB OFFICES)
- MAY 31 - OKLAHOMA GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP ENDS
- JUNE 30 - OKLAHOMA GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP WRAP-UP REPORT DUE
What does #GACinOK stand for?
Great American Cleanup in Oklahoma.
When is #GACinOK held?
March 1st - May 31st. But we encourage volunteers to hold cleanups all throughout the year!
How do I register for the Great American Cleanup?
Click here to register.
Where do I submit my Wrap-up Report?
Click here for the Wrap-up report.
When will my cleanup supplies be delivered, and to where?
Register by: Before mid-February || Estimated Delivery by Early March
Register by: Mid March || Estimated Delivery by Late March
Register after March 20 || Must make arrangements to pick up supplies
Supplies will be delivered to your local Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) warehouse.
Can I hold a cleanup before March 1st and/or after May 31st?
Yes! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.286.9141 anytime throughout the year for your cleanup supplies. Do know you must pick up your supplies during Great American Cleanup off times.
Are there grant opportunities to help with my cleanup?
Where can I pick up litter/trash?
You are welcome to clean up any area (your neighborhood, a park, or littered green space) you like, as long as the site/area is within the boundaries of the state of Oklahoma. Click here for 100 ideas.
How many trash bags does my group need?
Click here for Keep America Beautiful's rule of thumb on trash bag quantity.
Where/How do I dispose of the trash/litter?
Disposal of the trash is the group's responsibility. Contacting your local landfill and/or utilizing your home/group dumpster would be great.
Where can I dispose of the recyclables I collected during my cleanup?
Check out our Recycle Directory found here.
What is the "Trash-Off" event?
The Trash-Off event is held every 3rd weekend in April. This event is the signature event of Oklahoma's Great American Cleanup in partnership with one of our benefactors, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). However, you can host your own cleanup between March 1 and May 31.
I am just one person; can I request supplies for my own cleanup?
Yes! Happy Cleaning!
Are there any groups holding a cleanup in my area, or in the know as to where to hold a cleanup?
Check out our Affiliate list here. Reach out to them, and they should be of assistance.
What is the cash prize amount, and how will they be chosen? How else will I be recognized?
Projects will be looked over by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful and ODOT, and the best of the best will be invited to be recognized at our Environmental Excellence Celebration.
Categories and the 2023 winners:
GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP ODOT TRASH-OFF ROOKIE
Johnston County Chamber of Commerce & Tishomingo Development Team
GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP ODOT TRASH-OFF BEST OVERALL EFFORT
City of Duncan DETA (Duncan Environmental Trust Authority)
GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP OG&E INNOVATION START-UP AWARD
GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP OG&E INNOVATION GROWTH AWARD
City of Muskogee
BEST OVERALL GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP AFFILIATE EVENTS (CASH PRIZE AWARDED)
1st Place - City of Midwest City
2nd Place - Team Up To Clean Up
3rd Place - Keep McAlester Beautiful
Keep Oklahoma Beautiful has achieved 100% county participation in the Great American Cleanup for the past 14 years, in 2023!