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 events, 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, May and June 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 to those who need them (submit names to our email address)

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

Month's Activities

April 6th
9AM – 12PM

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

8AM – 3PM

City of Jackson's 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

 

Acceptable Items

Residents may bring all household furniture, small appliances and accessories for disposal. Participants are required to place debris inside dumpster provided at the locations.

Non-Acceptable Items
However, tires, chemicals, gas tanks, paint and large appliances (refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, hot water heaters, dishwashers and AC units are not accepted in Roll-Off Dumpster program.

*Local businesses are not eligible to participate. Proof of residency may be required.

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.

April 27th
Earth Day Extravaganza

Broadmeadow Neighborhood Association

 

8AM – 12PM

4419 Broadmeadow

Pavilion at Broadmeadow UMC

  • Pick up trash

  • Clear vacant lots

  • Plants trees

  • Build fencing and benches

Contact Liz Brister at 601-951-2865 or lizbrister@hotmail.com for more information 

 

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.

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