Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s #OneBagofTrash campaign is sweeping the city. Councilman Chris Smitherman’s “One Bag Of Trash”challenge, which kicked off in August, addresses the very core of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s mission, “to reduce litter and blight, promote sustainability, and cultivate community pride through volunteerism and environmental education.  “We applaud Councilman Smitherman for addressing an on-going problem Keep Cincinnati Beautiful tackles each day throughout the year and throughout all 52 Cincinnati neighborhoods,” said Mary Huttlinger, executive director for Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.

Megan Beck, volunteer programs manager for KCB noted, “If all 300,000 Cincinnatians picked up just one bag of trash, over 3,000 TONS of litter would be collected off Cincinnati streets and sidewalks!”

Challenges have been made and matched across the city, including FC Cincinnati and The Reds who posted videos showing their support and nominating others to take the challenge.

To support the “One Bag of Trash” challenge, KCB will provide heavy duty garbage bags, gloves, and water to individuals who would like to accept and sign-up for the challenge.  Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s offices are located at 1115 Bates Ave., Cincinnati, OH  45225.  Supplies can be picked up between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.