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KickButtColumbus 2014

Keep Columbus Beautiful

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM (EDT)

Columbus, OH

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Dear Volunteer, please enter your name and email address and answer all questions. Every volunteer must pre-register and will be placed on a team for this event. Please help us get more volunteers by spreading the word to your coworkers, friends, and neighbors. Also consider adding a link to your Facebook page. Email any questions to; KEEPCOLUMBUSBEAUTIFUL@COLUMBUS.GOV
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Greetings KickButt volunteers and partners:

What a tremendous effort!  We survived the rain and cold temperatures! Saturday was truly a “challenging day" in Columbus for the 463 volunteer participants who came out to clean up 158 freeway ramps or 40 interchange locations along I-71; I-70; I-670; I-70; SR-315; SR-104; and I-270. Plus also Wolfe Park was cleaned up by a  team. 

  • 712 bags containing trash/litter were collected amounting to 21,360 lbs (or 10.6 tons).
  • Two 30 yard roll-off dumpsters were filled to the top from all the bags and debris which was removed from the ramps. 
  • In addition 133 bags of recyclables were collected amounting to 3,930 lbs (or 1.9 tons), filling up a 20 yard roll-off dumpster. 

 

The total number of cigarette butts collected for this event totaled 52,934 butts which was under the all-time high set last year of 169,554!  

And now the announcement you all have been waiting for—this year’s winner of the Golden Ashtray Award.   

 1st Place: The coveted Golden Ashtray is awarded to Team 24, Creative Housing & Creative Renovations & Four Paws &Green Shanny Foundation. Team 24 is a veteran KickButt team who cleaned up at the W North Broadway ramps near the Riverside Methodist Hospital, collecting a total of 11,836 cigarette butts. Great work!
2nd PlaceTeam 37, Why Not! Foundation who collected 4,381 butts at the S High St & SR104 ramps. 
3rd PlaceTeam 19, Franklinton Board of Trade & WBNS 10TV who together collected 3,886 butts at the I-70 & W Broad St ramps!

 

 THE TOP TEAMS IN THE TRASH COLLECTION CATEGORY ARE

 

1st PlaceHidden Creek Landscaping Inc 65 bags removed from the I-670 E Fifth Ave ramps. 
2nd Place: Team 4, Oakland Nursery, 51 bags removed from I-71 Weber Rd. 
3rd PlaceTeam 19, Franklinton Board of Trade & WBNS 10TV 40 bags removed from the I-70 & W Broad St ramps!

 

 THE TOP TEAMS IN THE RECYLABLE COLLECTION CATEGORY ARE

 

1st PlaceTeam 26 Whole Foods Market & WCMH NBC4 29 bags from the Lane Ave ramps off of SR-315. 
2nd Place: Team 38 Southeast Lions Club, 8 bags removed from the Lockbourne Rd ramps off SR-315.
3rd Place: Team 3 Maize Road Civic, 7 bags removed from the Cooke Rd ramps off I-71. 
 
Teams who still have litter grabbers and safety vests from the event please turn in to Keep Columbus Beautiful as soon as possible.  

AN APPEAL FOR PHOTOS
We really need your photos of the event!  If you took some great photos at Wolfe Park or of your team in action on the ramp please send them to us.  There are two ways to share them;
they may be emailed to KeepColumbusBeautiful@columbus.gov or they may be sent into our Picasa album by emailing them to Keep.Columbus.Beautiful.2014PHOTOS@picasaweb.com. Remember in the subject line put the name of your team or the location cleaning up.   
 


Volunteers cleanup up trash

 

DAY OF THE EVENT PHOTOS


  


 

 


 

This is a free event

Welcome to KickButtColumbus! 

  

 The 2014 Sponsors are

 

KCB logo

 

 

 

 

Official Peabody logo

 

 

 

Blendon Gardens logo

                        CORA logo                         CYP Club logo
   ONLA logo  Pepsi logo   CBL logo
   ODOT logo                       COTA logo
                   Smith Realty Partners logo                Experience Columbus logo

 


 FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED BY

Papa Johns logo

Making a quality pizza using Better Ingredients has been the foundation of Papa John's Pizza in central Ohio for over 21 years.  KickButtColumbus is proud to announce local CORA member Papa John’s Pizza will host a post KickButt Pizza party for YOU our hard working volunteers!  Thank you Papa John’s! 

White Castle logo

Best way to KickButt is to start your day with White Castle coffee! And better yet hot chocolate, and tea!

That will be just the KICK we need to get started!  

Thank you also to the following for their support

Metro Cuisine logo

A Catered Event logo

 
 

Thank you Sidecar Global Catering for handling all the food prep and setup!

Sidecar Global Catering logo

 


 Wasserstrom logo

Gordon Food Services logo Wendy's logo   Sysco logo

  


 

Please help give back to the community in which you live, work and play! Join Keep Columbus Beautiful and partners for a neighborhood highway ramp cleanup on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:30am-2:00pm! 

Our primary goal will be to clean all the litter from adopted ramp areas and remove all the cigarette butts. We are proud to say that all collected butts will be provided to CBL Recycle, LLC., Parent Company of InnovaGreen Systems, Inc., the utility patented industry leader in recycling cigarette litter.


All participants will meet for the second year at Wolfe Park, 1911 E Broad Street at 8:30am the day of the clean up.  Teams will gather to meet, eat, greet, and form their team assignments.  After group safety briefings, a brief warm up, and greeting, teams will travel to their assigned ramp location and cleanup the ramp site.  

 

We are looking for Team Leaders, General Volunteers, and Sponsoring Groups who wish to adopt a ramp site.  If you are a group who participated last year and would like to do so again this year by adopting a ramp please complete the short survey found at this link

 

Sponsoring Groups- Any GROUP may sponsor and adopt a ramp.  The responsibility of sponsoring a ramp site means a group promotes participation in KickButtColumbus and commits to bringing a team to the event to help cleanup the ramp.  Sponsoring groups may also be paired up with another sponsoring group if needed to ensure each ramp site has a full complement to do the job.   A sponsoring group may need to provide team leaders, and coordinate with KickButt management to ensure all logistical needs are addressed.  Ramp sponsors will have their participation highlighted on the registration page under the News and Updates column.  Available ramp sites may be viewed at the KickButtColumbus 2014 site document found here.  Note: This document will be updated daily until all site locations have been adopted out.  Once your group has selected a site, please e-mail keepcolumbusbeautiful@columbus.gov  or call 645-8047 to confirm your ramp site selection. 

Team Leaders will be responsible for executing the cleanup of the ramp site and for finding team participants. Responsibilities include: providing teams their equipment, review of safety guidelines, gathering data and communication with launch site personnel.  Team Leaders are asked to arrive at Wolfe Park by 8AM for an important briefing.

 General Volunteers- if you live near one of the ramp interchanges listed on the site document below and would like to join the adopting group at that ramp, please sign up now and select the location you're interested in.  If your selection on the "drop down menu" is marked N/A meaning the site is filled, please inform KCB at 645-2421 and see what your options are.

 Please help us by spreading the word!  Download a brochure about the event share with your friends and even come as a team.  We encourage you to link to your Facebook or Twitter page.  Who should you recruit? 

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Employees and Customers
  • Fraternities, Sororities, student organizations
  • Blockwatches, Civic Groups, and non-profit memberships
  • Churches
  • Businesses

This event is open to the public. Participants must be 12 years or older.  If you do not have a team affiliation or a site preference we will assign you to a team.

All Team Leaders are required to view the safety video below.  All supplies including trash bags, safety vests, pick-up sticks, site maps, liability forms, safety instructions and details on where trash bags will be collected shall be provided by Keep Columbus Beautiful. 

The Golden Ashtray award will be awarded at the end of the event.   

Papa John’s Pizza will host a post KickButt Pizza party for YOU our hard working volunteers!  

Sign up today and join us for the fun!

 Please view the above safety video

 You may share your great photos of the day by uploading them at the KickButtColumbus Facebook page found here Kickbutt Facebook link.   

 Groups who participated with KickButt last year!

 

  

Groups with us in 2012! 

 

View KickButtColumbus! 2013 Results here! KCB Picasa Album KB2013 

View KickButtColumbus! 2012 Results here! KCB Picasa Album KB2012

View KickButtColumbus! 2011 Results here!  KCB Picasa Album KB2011

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Have questions about KickButtColumbus 2014? Contact Keep Columbus Beautiful

When & Where



Wolfe Park
1911 E Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43209

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM (EDT)


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Organizer

Keep Columbus Beautiful

Keep Columbus Beautiful (KCB) is part of the City of Columbus, Public Service Department. KCB provides education and encouragement about fighting litter; recycling; and preventing and removing graffiti. KCB promotes and coordinates litter cleanups and beautification projects. Keep Columbus Beautiful is a local and Keep Ohio Beautiful Keep America Beautiful affiliate. With more than 600 affiliates, Keep America Beautiful, Inc., is a national, non-profit public education organization dedicated to empowering local people to take responsibility for enhancing their community environment since 1953.

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  News and Updates
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Johnny Di Loretto

Johnny Di Loretto, former television personality, restaurant critic and currently of the Gateway Film Center will serve as the host for the GREEN CARPET and emcee of 2014 KickButtColumbus!    

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Repurpose Your Old Shoes

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Fun at last year's event! Did you miss it?

You're in luck!  We're doing it again!


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! This year will we will have Columbus Zoo animals at our event in the morning! 


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Current Signups


We are very happy to have again this year Affourtit Designs who will be taking the team photos at Wolfe Park.  Team Leaders if possible please get your group photos taken before leaving for your cleanup.   Patrick will be set up to the left of the stage area west of the shelter house.  

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We are also happy to have the Paul Peterson Company with us again for this event.  This company is generously donating use of the some of the many Safety Signs we will be using at each of the ramps.   We want to be safe and have a successful event so thank you Mr. Peterson for helping us!  Click their logo and check them out!

 


 

Paul Peterson Company logo

 


JCMS Computing logo

Providing the KickButt hotspot for this event!  If you have a smart phone check in with them and learn how to upload your cleanup photos.  If you are using a camera or other device they will be able to download the photos for you.  Thank you JCMS Computing!

 

 

Why


 

Some hard working team will win the covented Golden Ash Tray award for collecting the most cigarette butts.  Anyone could win it!  Last year Ebright Bros. Inc came out on top by collecting 25,760 butts from the ramps at Kinnear Ave!  Will your team beat them this year?

Golden Ashtray Award

 


 The following groups have been with KickButtColumbus since its inception six years ago.

Peabody logo

Welcome to Peabody Landscape Group who started with KickButtColumbus now in its sixth year.  Peabody will adopt I-270 Exit 10 Roberts Road.  Click their logo and check them out.  You may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 41.  Thank you Peabody Landscape Group!  

 


  CYP Club logo

Welcome also to the Columbus Young Professionals Club who began with KickButtColumbus six years ago!  Click their logo and check them out. The Columbus Young Professionals Club is coming back strong and will be challenging everyone.  They will be adopting I-70 Exit 100 Downtown (Team 17) and also the I-670 Exit 3 Neil Ave ramps (Team 32).   You may join their team when you register by selecting TEAM 17 or TEAM 32.   Thank you Columbus Young Professionals Club!

  


 

Blendon Garden logo

Welcome to another company who started with KickButtColumbus six years ago Blendon Gardens.  They will adopt I-71 Exit 113 Weber Road exits.  Click their logo and check them out.  You may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 5.  Thank you Blendon Gardens Landscape Group!


    

EMI logo

The last group to start with KickButtColumbus six years ago is back again and more committed to setting the pace.  Environmental Management Inc will be cleaning up I-70 Exit 94 Wilson Road.  Click their logo and check them out.  You may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 21.  Thank you EMI!  

 


Friday, February 14, 2014 - 10:58 AM

 

Greater Columbus Certified Tourism Ambassadors (CTAs)

Another big welcome to the Greater Columbus Certified Tourism Ambassadors (CTAs) who are joining KickButtColumbus!   They will be cleaning up the I-670 Exit 4 ramps downtown near the convention center and I-71 Exit 116 Morse Rd.  Click their logo and check them out!  Any CTA may join these teams when registering by selecting TEAM 2 or TEAM 33.  Thank you Greater Columbus Certified Tourism Ambassadors (CTAs)!


 

Benchmark logo

We also welcome BENCHMARK LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION INC who are in their 3rd year with KickButtColumbus.  They will be cleaning up SR 315 Ackerman Rd.  Click their logo and check them out.  You may join their team when you register by selecting TEAM 25. Thank you Benchmark Landscape


Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 5:06 PM

 Franklinton Board of Trade

 WBNS 10TV

A big welcome to both the FRANKLINTON BOARD OF TRADE and to the WBNS 10TV teams this year with KickButtColumbus!   They will clean up the I-70 W Broad St ramps.   Click on their logos and check them out.  Anyone may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 19.   Thank you FRANKLINTON BOARD OF TRADE and WBNS 10TV for making this a successful event!

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 5:00 PM

WHY NOT! FOUNDATIONA big welcome also to the WHY NOT! FOUNDATION who joins KickButtColumbus in their first year!   They will clean up SR 104 S High St & SR 104 Groveport Rd.  Anyone may join their teams when signing up by selecting TEAM 37 or TEAM 44.  Thank you WHY NOT! FOUNDATION for helping to set the pace this year.  


Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:35 PM

 Oberfields LLC logo

A big welcome also to OBERFIELDS LLC who are joining KickButtColumbus for the 3rd year  They will be cleaning up I-70 Exit 103 Livingston Ave.  Click their logo and check them out.  Anyone may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 15.  Thank you Oberfields LLC


 

Gladden Community House

 

Also welcome  to Gladden Community House who is starting their 2nd year with KickButtColumbus.  They will clean up  SR-315 W Broad St in Franklinton.   You may join their team when you register by selecting TEAM 30!  Thank you Gladden Community House for joining us this year! 



 MPG Landscapes logo

Welcome also to MPG Landscapes who are joining KickButtColumbus for the 2nd year!  They will be cleaning up SR-670 Exit 6 Leonard Ave.  Click their logo and check them out. You may join their team when you register by selecting TEAM 34!  Thank you MPG Landscapes! 

 


  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 2:14 PM

 

Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Labs

We also welcome BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ROXANE LABS starting with KickButtColumbus!  They will be cleaning up SR 315 LONG ST/DUBLIN RD.  Anyone may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 29.  Thank you BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ROXANE LABS

 


 


Wholesale Stone Supplies logo

A big first year welcome to WHOLESALE STONE SUPPLIES who will be cleaning up the I-70 Exit 95 Hague Ave.  Click their logo and check them out.  Anyone may join their team by selecting TEAM 20.  Thank you WHOLESALE STONE SUPPLIES for joining KickButt this year!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:59 AM

 

 Oakland Nursery

A big welcome to OAKLAND NURSERIES who are joining us for their 2nd year with KickButtColumbus.  They will be cleaning up I-71 Exit 114 East North Broadway exit ramps.  Click their logo and check them out.  You may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 4.  Thank you Oakland Nurseries!



 

 Trash Masters II logo

 

A big welcome to Trash Masters II who are joining Kickbutt for a big 3rd year!  They will be cleaning up SR-670 Exit 9 Airport Dr/Cassady Ave.   Three years ago Trash Masters collected a record number of 28 recycling bags!  You may join their team when you register by selecting TEAM 36.  Thank you Trash Masters for setting the pace!  

 


 

Salem Civic logo

A big welcome to the Salem Civic Association who are in their first year with KickButtColumbus.  They will be cleaning up I-71 Exit 117 E Dublin Granville Rd.  You may join their team by selecting TEAM 1 when you register.  Click their logo and check them out.


North Linden Area Commission logo

Coming back again in their 3rd year with KickButtColumbus is the NORTH LINDEN AREA COMMISSION.   We extend a big welcome to them!  They will be cleaning I-71 Exit 112 the Hudson St exit ramps Remember that anyone may join this team by selecting TEAM 6 when they register.  Thank you North Linden Area Commission

 

Building a Better Tomorrow logo

A big welcome to Building a Better Tomorrow who are in their 2nd year with KickButt.  They will be joining forces with the North Linden Area Commision to clean the Hudson St exit ramps.  Click on their logo and check them out!  You may join their team when you register by selecting TEAM 6!  Thank you BABT!  

 

South Central Commons Block Watch logo 

A big first welcome to South Central Commons Block Watch who are joining KickButtColumbus!  They will be cleaning up I-71 Exit 107 E Main St.  Anyone may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 11.  Thank you South Central Commons for helping us this year!


 OTENA logo

Franklin Park Civic Assoc 

Welcome also to OTENA and the Franklin Park Civic Association for adopting the I-70 Exit 102 Miller/Kelton ramps.  Click their logos and check them out.   You may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 16.   Thank you OTENA and Franklin Park Civic Association for supporting KickButt a second year in a row!

 


 Franklin Heights NJROTC

We also welcome Franklin Heights NJROTC who joins us for the 2nd year in a row.  They will be cleaning up I-70 Exit 98 Mound St/Central Ave.  You may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 18.  Thank you Franklin Heights NJROTC


 

T & S Electric LLC logo

 

Also a big welcome  to T & S Electric LLC who is returning for their 3rd year with KickButtColumbus.  They will again clean up  I-33/SR-104 at Refugee Rd.   Click their logo and check them out.  You may join their team when you register by selecting TEAM 40!  Thank you T & S Electric LLC

 


Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 8:57 AM

 


Creative Housing logo

Welcome to returning veterans CREATIVE HOUSING and CREATIVE RENOVATIONS who will be adopting the ramp at  SR 315 W North Broadway.   Joining them to help clean up will be Four Paws and Green Shanny Foundation.  

Green Shanny Foundation logo

FOUR PAWS logo

 

A big thank you to these groups for helping with KickButt this year!   Click their logos and check them out.  Anyone may join this team when registering by selecting TEAM 24!


 

Maize Road Civic Association logo

A big welcome to the MAIZE ROAD CIVIC ASSOCIATION in their 3rd year with KickButtColumbus!  They have chosen to clean I-71 Exit 115 Cooke Rd.   Click their logo and check them out.   You may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 3.  Thank you Maize Road Civic Association!  

 

 

Ohio Sun Devils  

A big welcome to the Ohio Sun Devils  who are in their 2nd year with KickButtColumbus.  They will be cleaning up I-71 Exit 108 E Broad St.  You may join their team by selecting TEAM 10 when you register.  Click their logo and check them out.

 


 

Whole Foods

Welcome also to Whole Foods Market starting on their 4th year with KickButtColumbus.  They will be cleaning SR-315 Lane Ave.   Click on their logo and check them out!  You may join their team when you register by selecting TEAM 26! Thank you Whole Foods!

 


 

Pi Kappa Alpha 

A big welcome to PI KAPPA ALPHA the Alpha Rho Chapter at OSU who are joining KickButtColumbus!  They will be adopting I-71 Exit 110A E 11th Ave (Team 8), and I-71 Exit 110B E 5th Ave (Team 9).  Anyone may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 8 or 9.  Thank you PI KAPPA ALPHA for helping us this year!


 

YPC logo

Welcome also to YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF COLUMBUS a multi-year partner with KickButtColumbus.  They have chosen to clean SR-315 Olentangy River Rd.  Click their logo and check them out.  You may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 28!  Thank you YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF COLUMBUS

 


TERRACON CONSULTANTS INC

 A big welcome  to TERRACON CONSULTANTS INC who is starting their 1st year with KickButtColumbus.  They have chosen to help clean I-270 Exit 37 Hamilton Rd.   Click their logo and check them out.  You may join their team when you register by selecting TEAM 42!  Thank you TERRACON


YBP logo

We welcome also Young Business Professionals in their first year starting with KickButtColumbus.  Their team will clean I-71 Exit 116 Morse Rd.   Anyone may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 2.  Thank you Young Business Professionals for supporting KickButtColumbus!

 


 

FIT LIFE Dance Fitness Studio

Also a big welcome FIT LIFE Dance Fitness Studio for the first year KickButtColumbus.  They will be cleaning up SR-315 Bethel Rd.  Anyone may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 22. Thank you FIT LIFE Dance Fitness Studio!


 

OSU Chapter Sierra Club

We welcome OSU Chapter Sierra Club who are starting with KickButtColumbus!  They will be cleaning up SR 315 Kinnear Ave.  Anyone may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 27.  Thank you OSU Chapter Sierra Club!


 Triad Architects

Compton Construction

Also welcome to TRIAD ARCHITECTS & COMPTON CONSTRUCTION who are starting their first year with KickButtColumbus! They will clean up SR-315 W Town St in Franklinton. You may join their team when you register by selecting TEAM 31! Thank you TRIAD ARCHITECTS & COMPTON CONSTRUCTION for joining us this year!


 NARI of Central Ohio

A big welcome to NARI of Central Ohio  who are joining KickButtColumbus this year!  They will clean SR-315 Henderson Rd.  Click their logo and check them out.  Anyone may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 23!   A big thank you to NARI of Central Ohio for helping us this year to Keep Columbus Beautiful!

 


 

CD102.5 logo

Welcome again to The CD102.5 Green Team for joining KickButt this year and adopting I-71 Exit 105 Greenlawn Ave ramp.  Click their logo and check them out.   You may join their team when you register by selecting Team 12.   Thank you CD102.5 Green Team for joining us again this year!


 

The Flames Motor Cycle Club logo

We also welcome The Flames Motor Cycle Club in its 2nd year with KickButtColumbus.  They will clean  I-71 Exit 111 E 17th Ave.  Anyone may join their team by selecting TEAM 7 when signing up.  Thank you Flames for helping to Keep Columbus Beautiful!



 

Hidden Creek Landscaping logo          

Welcome also to HIDDENCREEK LANDSCAPING INC  their 3rd year with KickButtColumbus.  They have chosen to clean I-670 Exit 7 E 5th Ave ramps.  Click their logo and check them out.  You may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 35!  Thank you Hidden Creek Landscaping Inc

 


 

Southeast Lions Club

A big welcome to the Southeast Lions Club in their 1st year who are adopting the SR 104 Lockbourne Rd ramps.  Click their logo and check them out!  Anyone may join their team when registering by selecting TEAM 38.  Thank you Southeast Lions Club for joining KickButt this year!


 

 Nexus Academy logo

Another welcome  to NEXUS ACADEMY who is in their 2nd year with KickButtColumbus.  They will clean up Wolfe Park location.   You may join their team when you register by selecting TEAM 43!  Thank you Nexus Academy for joining us this year! 


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