Keep Jackson Beautiful is hosting our 2nd annual Keep Jackson Beautiful Month. This will be a month to celebrate our Earth and to take care of it. Each weekend in April there will be a cleanup to participate in. Not only are we encouraging individuals or groups to join one of our cleanups, we encourage you to start your own cleanup or environmental activity in your community!


We invite all Jacksonians to join this national cleanup event. Americans across the country will be cleaning up yards and doing something special to make each street look its best! Neighborhoods across the city will participate during March, April, and May with cleanup, planting, and painting events.

We're currently looking for volunteers, donors and sponsors for the upcoming.

To make this a success, we need your help.

Please Bring your own gloves or trash grabbers if you have them.

These events qualify for community service hours; certificates will be issued

If rain is in the forecast cleanup days will be on the following Saturday.

Month's Activities

April 6th
9AM – 1PM

Kickoff - Capitol Street Garden
Lot across from Voice Of Calvary 

531 W Capitol Street

  • Removing litter and debris from streets and right of ways

  • Recycling Litter Collected

  • Edging and cleaning curbs and gutters

  • Planting trees, flowers

  • Groundbreaking a new community orchard

April 13th

9AM – 1PM

Roll-off Dumpster Day

Locations:

Smith Will Stadium - 1200 Lakeland Drive 
Raines Park - 5260 Clinton Boulevard 
Tennis Court South - 1517 McDowell Road 
Old Pepsi Building - 2550 Medgar Evers Boulevard 

  • Removing litter and debris from streets and right of ways

  • Recycling Litter Collected

  • Cleaning neglected vacant lots

  • Edging and cleaning curbs and gutters

  • Planting trees, flowers

April 30th

 

 

Earth Day Poster Contest - 6th Graders

We are looking for creative  posters that emphasize Earth Day! This is a day to celebrate our environment: air, water, land, wildlife, and ecosystems! The posters must represent one or more Earth Day themes. Posters will be judged on their artistic merits and on how well they conveyed the message that having healthy, sustainably-produced school food is good for students and good for the planet. Will present to winners at their school.

The 1st place winner will receive $100

The 2nd place winner will receive $50

The 3rd place winner will receive $25

To Participate click here for more information.

April 26th

8AM – 2PM

E-Waste Day

MS Farmer's Market

929 High Street Jackson

Acceptable Electronics: 
Computers,  Desktop  Copiers,  Computer  Components,  Fax Machines, Radios, Televisions, Cell  Phones, Desk Phones, VCR Players, DVD Players, Electronic Games,  Monitors, Keyboards, Printers, Laptops, Scanners, and Stereos/Radios

$2 Fee for LCD Monitors
$5 Fee for Monitors
$15 Fee for Televisions

No cost for other items!

Contact Magnolia Data Solutions (Mr. Christopher Lumaghini (601) 919-0062 Christopher@magnoliadatasolutions.com) to inquire about items not listed above or make arrangements for large loads.

  • All traffic in the drop-off area is one-way only!

  • For your safety, stay in your vehicle as event staff unload materials from your vehicle.

  • All materials collected will be recycled!

  • The fee charged for televisions and monitors is to pay for the proper handling of hazardous components such as lead and mercury contained in these devices.

7AM – 10PM

Whole Foods Market 5% Day

4500 Interstate 55 North Frontage Rd

Please shop this day: Whole Foods Market will contribute to Keep Jackson Beautiful's Eco Ambassador program 5% of it's sales collected on April 19th. We are encouraging all of our supporters and residents of Jackson to patronize them on this day. Your purchases will benefit the continuance and growth of our new youth program.

April 21st

9AM – 1PM

Robinson Road (Rose to Prentiss/Central to Robinson)

1017 Robinson Road

  • Removing litter and debris from streets and right of ways

  • Recycling Litter Collected

  • Cleaning neglected vacant lots

  • Edging and cleaning curbs and gutters

  • Planting trees, flowers

 

April 28th

9AM – 1PM

Rosemont Baptist Church

3930 South Drive - Known as Officer Thomas Catchings Drive

  • Removing litter and debris from streets and right of ways

  • Recycling Litter Collected

  • Cleaning neglected vacant lots

  • Edging and cleaning curbs and gutters

  • Maintaining the permaculture orchard

We are going to have a great MONTH!!!!