The Great American Cleanup

GAC 2016 Group with Flag

Keep America Beautiful's


Great American Cleanup


is one of the nation's largest annual community improvement programs that harnesses the power of over 4 million volunteers to build vibrant communities. Each year, over 1,200 affiliates and participating organizations engage through programs that deliver positive and lasting impact through events focused on waste reduction, recycling, beautification and community greening. 

In 2016, over 1,100 volunteers helped to keep High Point beautiful by cleaning up over 19,000 pounds of trash and recycling! These volunteers are vital in our effort to better the community through environmental protection.
2014 GAC pics

Great American Cleanup - 2017 Results

Great American Cleanup Results Infographic
Great American Cleanup results are in! Thank you to all of the communities and volunteers that came out in the month of April to help Keep High Point Beautiful!

2017 Results: 
  • 1,247 total volunteers in the month of April.
  • 440 volunteers participated the day of the Great American Cleanup.
  • 11,960 pounds of trash and 3,470 pounds of recycling were picked up in April.
  • 468 flowers were planted throughout the City.