“Clean communities are safe communities that are prime for economic development. And everyone deserves to live in a clean, beautiful environment, no matter where they live.”

Those are the words of Kanika Greenlee, the Executive Director of the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission.

It’s also the impetus behind “Operation Clean Sweep” – which is the second phase of Fix-It ATL.

The first phase focused on pothole repair – more than 26,000 filled since 2018.

The goal this time is to improve the quality of life for all of Atlanta’s residents, businesses and visitors through proactive clean-up and beautification efforts across the city.

Through the combined commitment of the Departments of Public Works, Transportation and Parks and Recreation, as well as Code Enforcement and ATL311, work crews have already cleared hundreds of tons of debris from hundreds of illegal dump sites around the city.

But many communities are volunteering to be part of the team, so they can join in and help.

That’s where the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission comes in. The organization gives residents the tools, training and support they need to keep their neighborhoods free of litter – and full of promise.