Results - Fall 2021

300 volunteers. 600 service hours. 4 tons of litter.

two african american women wearing clean green tee shirts and holding a NAACP sign
four men unloading old mattresses from two pickup trucks
group of four young people standing with trash bags they filled

Volunteers made a difference once again in the cleanliness and beauty of the community by participating in a variety of cleanup and greenup opportunities available during the fall round of Clean Green Springfield.

A total of 454 “Clean Greeners” registered to take part in one-time roadway or stream cleanups, beautification events, Point of Pride cleanups and Neighborhood Cleanup events hosted in October and November. With a number of events impacted by rain, an estimated 300 participants followed through with volunteering, providing 600 hours of service or more to the community.

Throughout the fall initiative, more than 500 bags of litter were collected from Springfield roadways, streams and neighborhoods, totaling approximately 3.84 tons.

Clean Green volunteers also registered to help support Neighborhood Cleanups resulting in more than 67 tons of trash and bulky items removed from neighborhoods and kept from illegal dump sites.

“Combining the spring and fall Clean Green initiatives together, we are thrilled to report a total of 23 tons of litter cleaned up from our fair city,” says Director of Public Information and Civic Engagement Cora Scott. “200 tons of trash and bulky items were disposed of or recycled through Clean Green and volunteers contributed more than 2,400 service hours to the community. We are overwhelmed by citizens’ response and look forward to planning future opportunities to cleanup and greenup in 2022.”