We're working hard to improve the cleanliness of our County, but we need your help too!
By teaming up to clean up litter along the areas around the Franklin County Landfill and other County-maintained land, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in the community while helping to improve the environment.
The Franklin County Litter Cleanup Program has been established by the Franklin County Commission through which volunteers agree to pick up litter in and around the Franklin County Landfill site and other county-maintained areas in exchange for a donation to the non-profit activity group (volunteer group). Franklin County will provide trash bags and reflective safety vests to the volunteers and will pick-up and dispose of all bagged litter collected by the volunteers. Franklin County will also place traffic warning signs at the litter cleanup location.
Franklin County Public Works staff will designate the specific area for the litter cleanup effort. Franklin County will execute an agreement with non-profit activity groups, setup litter cleanup schedule, and discuss safety rules with volunteer groups.
To provide opportunities for non-profit activity groups to raise money through the Franklin County Litter Cleanup Program for the purpose of improving the appearance of the Franklin County Landfill and other county-maintained land, including road right-of ways.
Who can Participate?
The Franklin County Litter Cleanup Program is open to non-profit activity groups within Franklin County. Examples of non-profit activity groups include, but are not limited to, scout groups (both girls and boys), church youth groups, youth sports teams, school-supported activity clubs, charity organizations, and civic organizations.
Note: One adult is required for every five group members under the age of 18.
Benefits of the Franklin County Litter Cleanup Program:
The Franklin County Litter Cleanup Program provides opportunities for groups to keep the areas around the Franklin County Landfill and Franklin County Road Rights-of-Way free from litter. As a volunteer, you will have the unique opportunity to provide services to the community and enjoy the results of your hard work. Volunteers help the Public Works Department by stretching tax dollars a little further while helping to improve the environment. The donations from Franklin County to the volunteer group will help to fund the goals of your volunteer group.
How to Apply:
Complete the application form and submit to the Franklin County Public Works office at 1428 S. Main Street, Suite 5, Ottawa, KS. 66067.
Staff is available to answer any questions by calling 785-229-3550.
For more information about the program, including policies and safety information, view the full packet here.