Alabama PALS kicks off the 2024 “Don’t Drop It On Alabama” spring cleanup

Published 10:30 am Thursday, April 4, 2024

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The 2024 Statewide “Don’t Drop It On Alabama” Spring Cleanup will be held in April. The cleanup is held annually and is coordinated by Alabama PALS (People Against a Littered State), which also coordinates and implements the Alabama Coastal Cleanup (partnership with ADCNR), the Alabama Clean Campus Program, the Alabama Adopt-A-Mile and Adopt-A-Stream programs (partnership with ALDOT) statewide.

The Chambers County Commission has participated in the Alabama PALS program since 2017 with the Adopt-A-Mile program as well as annual student-led Community Cleanup events.

Each of these efforts is made possible through partnerships with business and industry, state associations, and state agencies that are committed to making Alabama a leader in environmental volunteerism and awareness, according to a press release from Alabama PALS. The “Don’t Drop It On Alabama” Spring Cleanup is offered to all 67 Alabama counties, municipalities, and statewide volunteer groups. Over 140 cities, counties and volunteer groups are participating in the 2024 cleanup effort.

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PALS continues to expand its partnership with Coca-Cola United as the Title Sponsor for the 2024 cleanup effort. This partnership has enabled PALS to further incorporate the recycling of plastic bottles and aluminum cans during the annual cleanup effort.

“Coca-Cola United is proud of our role as the Title Sponsor of the statewide 2024 “Don’t Drop It on Alabama Spring Cleanup,” said Andy Britton, Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Coca-Cola United. “We are especially pleased with our annual partnership with Alabama PALS as we all move forward toward our goal of a world without waste.”

The 2024 “Don’t Drop It On Alabama” Spring Cleanup is also made possible through the following PALS Sustaining Partners:  ALDOT, ALFA, Coca-Cola United, Alabama Farmers Cooperative, Vulcan Materials Company, Honda, The Association of County Commissions of Alabama and The Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Alabama PALS also announced the continued partnership with the Alabama Community College Systems campuses, and Alabama RC&D Councils for the 2024 statewide cleanup effort in April.

Alabama PALS Executive Vice President Spencer Ryan, stated, “We are extremely proud of the commitment from the Alabama Community College Systems and RC&D, and appreciate the dedication and hands on approach from these dedicated partners, as well as the enthusiasm that is displayed from each ACCS campus. The participation and results from the ACCS campuses in 2023 was a fantastic display of the partnership with ACCS.”    

PALS distributed approximately 165,000 bags statewide for the 2024 cleanup, as well as all materials and supplies to all participating cities, counties and volunteer groups. Volunteers interested in participating are encouraged to contact the local coordinator to join an existing cleanup or to establish their own local cleanup within their respective community. For more information go to