Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is embarking on a new approach to the beautification of our 52 neighborhoods.

Inspired by the popular 1990’s campaign, Don’t Trash the ‘Nati is launching fall 2022 with all new initiatives, and we need your help! Don’t Trash the ‘Nati is more than an anti-litter campaign, it is a community wide initiative to take pride in YOUR city.

We are encouraging you to be active, get inspired and take a stand against litter!


The key to a viable city is the way people treat their neighborhoods. When neighborhoods are clean and litter-free people want to be there. We want you to be able to live, work and play in a neighborhood where there is a sense of community pride.

The original Don’t Trash the ‘Nati campaign launched in 1998 and was focused on stopping litter at the source. This campaign has been resurrected over the years and taken many new forms.

  • The first phase of the Don’t Trash the ‘Nati campaign indicated a significant impact on the community as a whole, showing a 15% reduction in litter in the litter index - a scale for how misplaced trash is monitored.

  • This phase of the campaign has a fresh new look, thanks to the support of Community Councils, local area high schools, and neighborhood advocates. We need your help to make an even bigger impact this time around!


We're bringing back Keep Cincinnati Beautiful's 'First-Ever Marketing Campaign' circa 1998 with a refresh for 2022!


Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is a not-for-profit organization promoting litter prevention, recycling and community improvement and beautification through education, citizen action and strategic partnerships in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Our Impact This Year:

● 22,581 children educated

● 67,703 volunteer hours

● 873,779 pounds of litter and debris collected

● 1,580 clean up events

Visit our website to learn more about Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s mission and what we’re doing in the community.