Green Up Keene

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When the Community Comes Together!


Save the Date:  Green up Keene has traditionally been held on the second Saturday in April.  Join us for the next Green Up Keene event on

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - Noon

Green Up Keene Finder App

Springtime in New Hampshire! As it starts to warm up, buds on the trees start to swell, flowers begin to poke out of the ground, and small furry creatures emerge blinking into the light. And as the piles of snow melt away, trash that has accumulated over the winter starts to come out of hiding from under the snowbanks.

Keene is a beautiful city but to keep it beautiful, it needs a little help… Click here to see why your help is needed and get event details!

Would you like to help but can't make it on April 9th?   Not a problem - Groups that would prefer to volunteer during the preceding week, or on Sunday, may pick up garbage bags and gloves at the Keene Public Works Department Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Please call first! 

Want to Sign Up Ahead of Time?  

View: 2016 Map of areas that volunteers have already "adopted"

You can also look at the 2015 map at the link below to see which groups signed up ahead of time to adopt an area to clean up.  Generally, returning groups are given first chance to adopt the same areas.

View: 2015 Green Up Keene "Adopted Area" Map

To see designated pickup routes along which roadside cleanup trash may be left during the Green Up Keene event click here Keene, NH Green Up Keene Pick up Routes.  Crews from the Department of Public Works and Waste Management drive these routes during the cleanup event, and again on the following Monday, to remove roadside litter that has been collected by volunteers and placed in the blue “NH Beautiful” bags.

Contact the Department of Public Works for information on how you can help

You can also find information about Green Up Keene at the City of Keene Public Works Department's Facebook page.

If you still have questions about Green Up Keene, contact Eric Swope (357-9836, ext. 6504) or Mike August (352-4879, ext. 6315) of Keene Public Works Department. 

Would you or your organization like to help keep Keene beautiful year-round? 

Green Up Keene Mission

Volunteers come in all ages,
all shapes and sizes,
and all walks of life.