Keep Mississippi Beautiful offers a number of resources to community groups and local governments to help with litter cleanup and prevention, beautification and recycling, including grants and cleanup supplies.
We invite neighborhood associations, churches, youth groups and other organizations to join us for our Great American Cleanup each March, April and May. To help with your cleanup, Keep Mississippi provides Glad trash bags and other supplies (while they last). To request supplies, please submit a 2017 Request Form. Following your cleanup, be sure to submit a 2017 Wrap-up Report. (Affiliates, please request supplies through Keep America Beautiful.)
We encourage you to nominate individuals and groups (i.e. businesses, youth groups, government agencies, local governments, law enforcement officials) in your community for our prestigious award program. Nominations for 2016 awards are closed. More information on 2017 awards will be available later this year.
Keep Mississippi Beautiful offers grants to nonprofits and local governments (i.e. cities, counties) to expand or develop litter prevention and cleanup programs as well as beautification programs. Grant proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. Grants only available to non-affiliates. Download the Grant Application Guidelines.
Forming a New Affiliate
If your community does not have an affiliate of Keep Mississippi Beautiful and Keep Mississippi Beautiful, we encourage you to help start one. This network offers a tested, practical way to educate citizens. Both Keep America Beautiful and Keep Mississippi Beautiful offer resources to help affiliates thrive and truly impact communities. If you’re interested in forming an affiliate, please contact Sarah Kountouris.
- How to Recycle Unwanted Medicine in Mississippi: The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has set up drop off locations around the state of Mississippi for disposal of unwanted, expired, and unused household medications
- Mississippi Recycling Coalition: This group offers grants and resources related to recycling in Mississippi.