Results of 2016 Great American Cleanup in Lexington


EVENTS/VOLUNTEERS/COMMUNITIES:

  1. 253 events held.
  2. 3374 volunteers.
  3. 6595 volunteer hours.
  4. 216 government employees (pd/in-kind).
  5. 99 community groups who participated.

 

CLEAN-UP:

  1. 75441 Pounds of litter, debris & bulky waste collected.
    (One 30 gallon bag of litter = est. 20 lbs.)
  2. 815 Miles of streets, roads, highways cleaned & beautified.
  3. 459 Acres of parks/public lands/open spaces cleaned and beautified.
  4. 13 Miles of hiking/biking/nature trails cleaned and beautified.
  5. 28 playgrounds/community recreation areas built, cleaned, restored, constructed.
  6. 20 Miles of creeks, lakes, shorelines cleaned.
  7. 14.1 miles of wetlands cleaned & improved.
  8. 6 illegal dump sites cleaned.

 

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE:

  1. 11 junk cars removed/collected for recycling.
  2. 523 pounds of food collected for use.
  3. 71 Pounds of plastic (PET) collected for recycling.
  4. 100 Pounds of glass collected for recycling.
  5. 73 Pounds of aluminum/steel collected for recycling.
  6. 100400 Pounds of paper collected for recycling.
  7. 43 tires collected for recycling: (1 tire=24 lbs.)
  8. 2 Pounds of batteries collected for recycling.
  9. 667 Pounds of electronics recycled.

 

BEAUTIFICATION:

  1. 54 garden, landscape, xeriscape and green space areas created or improved.
  2. 6 community gardens planted/replanted.
  3. 3061 trees planted.
  4. 560 flower & bulbs planted.
  5. 32 Bags of invasive weeds collected.

 

EDUCATION:

  1. 11 education workshops/community outreach presentations held
  2. 256 adults and 55 children children in attendance.
    (at above workshops)
  3. 20 general awareness events held:
    (e.g. litter free events, booths @ events, fairs, festivals, etc…)
  4. 556 people in community audience:
    (at above general awareness events)