Keep America Beautiful


Keep America Beautiful of Edgecombe and Nash Counties is YOUR certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation's largest community improvement network. The goal of KAB is to make the Twin Counties cleaner and more attractive by uniting efforts of neighborhood groups, churches, businesses, government agencies, service clubs and youth groups.

KAB is working to improve community litter habits and understanding of the impact of litter on our natural and neighborhood environments in four major ways:

  • KAB coordinates and promotes the Adopt-a-Spot litter pickup program which enables individuals, families, churches and other civic groups to adopt a street, stream or spot on a long term basis

  • KAB organizes and supports volunteers in and conducting one time litter pickups and promotes participation in seasonal litter pickups such as the spring Clean Sweep and the North Carolina Big Sweep in the fall.

  • KAB conducts and supports volunteers in teaching litter education programs in schools, churches, boys and girls clubs, scout troops, and at special community events such as the Downeast Festival of the Arts and other expos and educational events

  • KAB promotes waste reduction and recycling through programs such as the Rocky Mount area and Tarboro area phonebook recycling programs

KAB is funded by our tax dollars and is here to serve our community, so please utilize our KAB programs. The KAB coordinator offers litter education presentations free of charge, to businesses, civic groups, and schools. We also participate in community fairs, conferences and other local events.


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Acceptable Electronic Equipment Includes:

  • Audio Visual

  • Typewriters

  • Fax Cartridges

  • Cash Registers

  • Video Boards

  • Microwaves

  • Televisions

  • Computers & Monitors

  • Printers & Scanners

  • Keyboards

  • Speakers

  • Power & Network Cables

  • Printed Circuit Boards

  • Docking Stations

  • Routers

  • VCRs & DVD Players

  • Copier & Fax Machines

  • Electronic Games

  • Telecommunications

  • Telephone & Cell Phones

  • Radios & Stereos

  • CD Players

Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste Materials Includes:

  • Solvent Waste

  • Paint Waste

  • Varnish and Stain Waste

  • Automotive Fluids & Cleaners

  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

  • Batteries (i.e. alkaline, lead acid, lithium, rechargeable, button)

  • Fuel Waste

  • Empty L.P. Gas Tanks

  • Pesticides

  • Cleaners

  • Aerosol Cans

Unacceptable Household Hazardous Waste Materials Includes:

  • Biological/Infectious waste (i.e. sharps)

  • Radioactive Materials

  • Tires

  • Appliances

  • Non-Propane Cylinders

  • Fire Extinguishers

  • Smoke Detectors

  • Fireworks/Explosives/Ammunition

  • Reactive Materials Requiring Stabilization

  • DEA Regulated Substances

  • Business/Commercial/Construction Waste

Adopt a Spot

Adopt a street, stream or spot in your area and KAB will be glad to install an Adopt-a-sign with your group's name on it! We'll provide trash grabbers, gloves, safety vests, trash bags and in most cases we will even collect the trash bags! All you need is a commitment and a site to adopt! Anyone from individuals to industries can adopt!

Remember, there are two Adopt-a-programs in our area:

  • Our KAB Adopt-a-Spot Program

  • The (NCDOT) Adopt-a-Highway Program

    North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) provides an Adopt-a-Highway program designed to cleanup STATE ROADS (those roads with a SR0000 number). Keep America Beautiful can provide supplies for these cleanups when coordinated with NCDOT. For more information and to sign up for this program, visit the North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Beautification website.

Adopt-a-Spot Guidelines:

  1. You can select any spot or section of a street or stream as long as it is reasonable.

  2. Adoptions require cleaning of the adoption site on a quarterly basis.

  3. After your group schedules and reports three cleanups at the site being adopted KAB will install a sign designating your adopted section.

  4. We ask that you reuse your gloves and vests for additional cleanups.Trash Grabbers must be returned promptly after each cleanup.

  5. All cleanups must be reported in advance with a pre-cleanup form available for submission or printout on line.

  6. Event Reports must be submitted on line or called or faxed in at 252 467-4965.

  7. Adoption contracts are for 2 years and must be renewed after that time.

  8. Ages 10 and older may apply. Youths must have adequate adult supervision.

  9. Recycling is encouraged whenever possible

To adopt a Street, Stream of Spot, click here or call 252 467-4960 .

Download a Map of Adopted City Streets and Available Streets

Great American Cleanup

GACGet together with friends, coworkers or be your own one member group! Volunteer from March through May to do your own litter-pickup or community beautification. The Great American Cleanup is the nation's largest community improvement program with over 2.5 million volunteers!

Twin Counties Big Sweep

Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties is seeking volunteers for our Twin Counties Big Sweep activities, which will run from September 14 - October 14, 2018.

  • Registration Form

  • Join us for the Twin Counties Big Sweep Challenge on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at Battle Park boat ramp located at the end of Battle Park Lane in Rocky Mount and River Front Park in Tarboro.

  • Participate in the NC Department of Transportation Office of Beautification's 2018 Fall Litter Sweep from September 15 - 29, 2018.

Stephanie Collins

Phone: 252-467-4960