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Volunteer opportunities coming soon:

CSI Shawnee County-May 9
Topeka Cemetery-May 16
Garden of Hope-May 17, 24 and 31

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Get Down and Get Dirty was a huge success. We had 64 teams participate with 1400 volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helped to make our community a cleaner, better place.

This year’s sponsors are: Custom Tree Care, Strathman Sales, Waste Management of Kansas, Bimbo Bakery, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola of Topeka. Our gift sponsors are: Hyatt Place, YMCA, Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, Cartridge King of Kansas, Shawnee County Parks and Recreation, and Strathman Sales. Please remember to thank these sponsors for their support of KAB.

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Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County
Announces Great American Cleanup Activities and Volunteer Opportunities

Other Great American Cleanup services and events include:

March 1 through May 31-Advantage Metals, in partnership with the Keep American Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County program, is continuing their sponsorship of an aluminum can recycling program. With a Keep America Beautiful sticker you will receive a five cent bonus over market price on each pound of cans recycled. Stickers can be obtained at Advantage Metals, 1628 NW Gordon. Hours are: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – noon.

June 6 from 9 a.m. – noon –Shawnee County Household Hazardous Waste Special Collection Event – sponsored by Shawnee County Solid Waste Department. Collection of wastes such as household cleaners, pesticides, paint & similar products will be collected free of charge. Open to Shawnee County residents, households only, no businesses. Just East of Topeka Blvd. & North 46th Street. For questions call 286-4381

Volunteer opportunities include:Please RSVP for these events.

For additional information, please call Philicia McKee, at Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County at 224-0446 or e-mail kab@kabtopsh.org

May 9–CSI Shawnee County–Volunteers will clean out storm drains to prevent flooding and debris from entering our waterways. (this is a monthly event)

May 16–Adopt-A-Piece of History at the Topeka Cemetery–Participants will mow, trim and do general cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help prepare the cemetery for Memorial Day. Individuals are asked to provide their own equipment. Free lunch to volunteers at noon. Located at 1601 SE 10th

May 17, 24 and 31–Garden of Hope-volunteers will plant and maintain community garden to benefit the Rescue Mission (this is a weekly event)

The Great American Cleanup is an annual program sponsored by the national Keep America Beautiful program and the following national sponsors: Dow, The Glad Products Company, Lowe’s, Phillips 66, Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment and Waste Management.

For additional information, please call Philicia McKee, at Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County at 224-0446 or e-mail kab@kabtopsh.org

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