Local Volunteers Act to Clean, Restore, and Renew Billings and Yellowstone County
During the 2023 Great American Cleanup Bright n’ Beautiful Great America Cleanup Day in Billings Slated for Earth Day, Saturday April 22 Billings, Bright n’ Beautiful, a Yellowstone County nonprofit which seeks a clean, green, and more beautiful community, has named Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, “Great American Cleanup Day” in Billings.
Volunteers across town are invited to come out Earth Day morning to tackle litter in their neighborhoods and public spaces. In 2023, Keep America Beautiful and its affiliates, like Bright n’ Beautiful, celebrate the 25th year of the Great American Cleanup.
Every year, the Keep America Beautiful network of 700 affiliates mobilizes thousands of volunteers to spring clean the nation. “Great American Cleanup is a beloved annual tradition in Billings and communities all across Yellowstone County,” said Joanie Tooley, Executive Director of Bright n’ Beautiful. “It’s fun to get out there together and clear away a winter’s worth of litter to make our home brighter and even more beautiful.”
“All who are able should participate this year on Earth Day, April 22,” said Billings Mayor Bill Cole. “There’s something exhilarating about working alongside neighbors and having a personal hand in refreshing our neighborhoods just in time for the glories of our Montana spring.” Those interested in litter pick-up activities during Great American Cleanup are encouraged to contact Bright n’ Beautiful at email@example.com, or 406-248-6617, to sign up for a cleanup spot, arrange to borrow safety vests and litter pickers, and receive free supplies.
All cleanup efforts will be included in the Yellowstone County 2023 Great American Cleanup report. Home Base on Billings Cleanup Day, 4/22, will be the Billings Community Center, 360 N. 23rd St. Doors open at 8:30 AM for check-in and supplies.
Walk-ins welcome while supplies last. Cleanup Billings from 9 am to 1 pm. Billings Public Works has provided large roll-off dumpsters:
• Downtown: Parking Lot opposite Billings Community Center, 360 N. 23rd St.
• Heights: Parking lot of Castle Rock Park, W. Wicks Lane and Nutter Blvd.
• West End: Parking lot of Stewart Park, 26th Street W & Central Ave.
Additional Yellowstone County Great American Cleanup events this season include:
• Shepherd Lions Annual Highway Clean-Up, 4/22 8 am, meeting at Shepherd Community Center
• Laurel Community Cleanup, 4/29-4/30, from Grace Bible Church, 917 Washington Ave.
• Worden/Ballantine Cleanup Day, Saturday, 5/6, 9 am, meeting on Worden Main Street.
Bright n’ Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, strives to inspire and educate the people of Yellowstone County to take action to honor the Montana home we are privileged to share. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful and its 700 affiliates nationwide work to End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities.