Adopt a street, stream, or spot in your area and KAB will be glad to install an Adopt-a-sign with your group's name on it! We'll provide trash grabbers, gloves, safety vests, trash bags and in most cases we will even collect the trash bags! All you need is a commitment and a site to adopt! Anyone from individuals to industries can adopt!

Remember, there are two Adopt-A programs in our area:

  • KAB Adopt-a-Spot

  • NCDOT Adopt-a-Highway: The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) provides an Adopt-a-Highway program designed to cleanup state roads (roads with a SR0000 number). Keep America Beautiful can provide supplies for these cleanups when coordinated with NCDOT. For more information and to sign up for this program, visit the NCDOT Beautification website.

Adopt-A-Spot Guidelines:

  • You can select any spot or section of a street or stream as long as it is reasonable.

  • Adoptions require cleaning of the adoption site on a quarterly basis.

  • After your group schedules and reports four cleanups at the site being adopted KAB will install a sign designating your adopted section.

  • Gloves, vests, unused bags, and trash grabbers must be returned promptly after each cleanup.

  • All cleanups must be reported in advance with a pre-cleanup form available for submission or printout on line.

  • Event Reports must be submitted on line or called or faxed in at 252 467-4965.

  • Ages 12 and older may apply. Youths must have adequate adult supervision.

  • Recycling is encouraged whenever possible

America Recycles

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America Recycles Day is a nationally-recognized day that celebrates and promotes recycling in the U.S and falls on November 15th. On this day, people are encouraged to spread the word about the benefits of recycling and to practice recycling themselves.

We will have a recycling event on Saturday, November 9th from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the JC Penney Parking Lot at Golden East Crossing Mall. At this event we will accept the following items: documents, prescription medications, electronics, and household hazardous waste.

Bring: solvent waste, paint waste, varnish and stain waste, automotive fluids waste, unbroken CFL bulbs, alkaline dry cell batteries, lead acid batteries, lithium batteries, fuel waste, L.P. gas tanks up to grill size, pesticides, cleaners, aerosol cans. ONLY HOUSEHOLD WASTE WILL BE ACCEPTED, WASTE FROM BUSINESSES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTABLE.

Unacceptable materials: biological/infectious waste (i.e. sharps), radioactive materials, unknowns, tires, appliances, non-propane cylinders, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, fireworks/explosives/ammunition, reactive materials requiring stabilization, DEA Regulated Substances, any item restricted from the receiving CHES facility, any item prohibited from transportation per DOT and CHES.

Great American Cleanup

GACGet together with friends, coworkers or be your own one member group! Volunteer from March through May to do your own litter-pickup or community beautification. The Great American Cleanup is the nation's largest community improvement program with over 2.5 million volunteers!