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Contact Info Keep Columbus Beautiful
1265 Marion Road 
Columbus, OH 43207 
Office :  (614) 645-2421 
Fax :  (614) 645-7747 
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Litter Free School Zones

Litter Free School Zone

Litter Free School Zones is a 2 year commitment by a Columbus City School to build pride while keeping their school, campus, and surrounding neighborhood streets litter free. An official city sign is put in the public right of way to signify the school is a Litter Free School Zone partner and an official notice of expectation to the community at large for keeping the area clean.

Keep Columbus Beautiful provides gloves, litter grabbers, vests, rolling trash containers, promotional signs, and buttons to partnering schools, all free of charge.

Schools are asked to use creative measures to promote the program, such as public service announcement at sporting events, litter ambassador teams, poster contests, or writing articles in the school newsletter.

Keep Columbus Beautiful is also working to reconnect schools to their neighborhoods for service learning and community service credits. Youth engagement with community leaders builds pride and awareness about how much work it is to keep a neighborhood clean, safe, and beautiful.

If you would like to apply to become a Litter Free School Zone, please fill out the accompanying application and send to Derek Wholihan, Keep Columbus Beautiful Education Coordinator, at dawholihan@columbus.gov or fax to (614) 645-7747.

Current School Partners

  • West High School
  • East High School
  • South High School
  • Walnut Ridge High School
  • Independence High School
  • Linden-McKinley High School
  • Mifflin High School
  • Marion-Franklin High School
  • Briggs High School
  • Fort Hayes High School
  • Oakmont Elementary School
  • Shady Lane Elementary School

Interested in your school becoming a litter free zone?  Download the application here