Programs & Activities


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Adopt a Spot

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:

  • Our KAB Adopt-a-Spot Program

  • The (NCDOT) Adopt-a-Highway Program

    North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) provides an Adopt-a-Highway program designed to cleanup STATE ROADS (those 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 North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Beautification website.

Adopt-a-Spot Guidelines:

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

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

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

  4. We ask that you reuse your gloves and vests for additional cleanups.Trash Grabbers must be returned promptly after each cleanup.

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

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

  7. Adoption contracts are for 2 years and must be renewed after that time.

  8. Ages 10 and older may apply. Youths must have adequate adult supervision.

  9. Recycling is encouraged whenever possible

To adopt a Street, Stream of Spot, click here or call 252 467-4960 .

Download a Map of Adopted City Streets and Available Streets

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!

  • Register as a new volunteer by clicking here, or call 252 467-4960 to find out more.

  • GAC event dates have not yet been confirmed for 2017.

Twin Counties Big Sweep

Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties is seeking volunteers for our Twin Counties Big Sweep activities, which will run from September 16 - October 16, 2016.

  • Call Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties and select a site to clean up, beautify, or improve during the designated timeframe.

2016 Twin Counties Big Sweep Flyer

  • Join us for the Twin Counties Big Sweep Challenge on Saturday, October 1, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at Battle Park boat ramp located at the end of Battle Park Lane in Rocky Mount and Shiloh Landing located at 2233 U.S. Highway 258 North in Tarboro.

 Flyer | Registration Form

  • Participate in the NC Department of Transportation Office of Beautification’s 2016 Fall Litter Sweep from September 17 – October 1. Register as a new volunteer by clicking here, or call 252 467-4960 to find out more.