It's finally here! The weekend for the Clean Streets Matter Community Cleanup, and we're excited to announce there are 81 neighborhoods, organizations, businesses, schools, churches, and groups registered to lead a cleanup. Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful (KMBB) provided to the groups 500 grabbers, 2,000 trash bags, and more than 800 pairs of gloves to help people with the cleanup.

"This could very well be the largest neighborhood cleanup ever for our community, and I am so proud of the enthusiasm shown in getting behind this very important effort. This is the Macon-Bibb County that I'm from and love so much," says Mayor Lester Miller. "You told my Mayoral Transition Team and me that a clean community was so important to everything we needed to accomplish, and now you're showing me you're more than willing to be part of the solution. Welcome to the team!"

Due to the potential for severe weather, teams are being asked to monitor the forecast and hold their events when the weather permits. If it's raining or the weather is severe on Saturday, they are being asked to hold their cleanup on Sunday.

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And it's not too late to join in the effort and help show our entire county and state that clean streets matter because Macon-Bibb matters. Get your gloves, trash bags, and your neighbors and pick up litter and debris along the streets in your neighborhood when the weather permits. Take pictures and videos, post them to social media, and use the hashtag #cleanstreetsmatter. Your pictures and video could be used on Macon-Bibb County and KMBB social media pages!

"Each day, I hear from more people wanting to know how they can help, and that includes dozens of people who don't have an organized group…they just want to join up with one of the others," says Keep Macon Bibb Beautiful Executive Director Caroline Childs.

This community cleanup is part of the county-wide Clean Streets Matter initiative which departments and the Macon Water Authority have focused heavily on cleaning up illegal dump sites, piles of tires, and eviction debris, as well as sweeping streets. The goal was to make an impact on the debris and litter that needed heavy equipment so that neighborhoods could focus on litter. To view results of those efforts – as well as before and after pictures – click here.stats

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