Get to know Metro’s Clean Collaborative

The initiative brings stakeholders together to coordinate and maximize cleaning efforts.

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The Clean Collaborative maximizes efforts to keep Derby City clean.

Photo by Louisville Tourism

Meet the Clean Collaborative — the initiative approved by Louisville Metro Council in January 2021 to clean city roadways and litter hotspots.

Clean Collaborative by the numbers:

  • The program began with $1.5 million in funding and 13 employees.
  • Louisville Waste Management District, which is a Clean Collaborative stakeholder, receives $380,000 in grant funding every year. These funds help to provide extra litter collection, supplies for cleanup events + more.
  • Since the project was created, groups have cleaned 5,500+ miles of roads, collected 25,000 bags of trash and removed 3,700+ works of graffiti around Derby City.

Join the collaborative by making a commitment to not litter, report illegally dumped junk to Metro311, and dispose of large items properly. For more ways to keep Louisville clean, visit the Clean Collaboration website.