MIC is a proud supporter of the Cobb County Adopt-A-Mile program and cleaned up Floyd Road between the Post Office and Hicks Road on a quarterly basis for nearly 10 years. In 2018, MIC adopted another roadway – Old Powder Springs Road from Mableton Parkway to Veterans Memorial Highway, a bit more than a mile. Clean-ups are held every quarter, usually at 9:00 am on Saturday mornings. Check our events calendar for announcements of the specific dates and times. Contact Jeff Padgett for more information about MIC clean-ups.
Usually it takes less than an hour for volunteers to pick up the trash that has accumulated and collect the orange bags in a central location for the county to pick up. Bags and safety vests are provided. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring gloves if you’d rather not use the latex gloves we provide. It’s not glamorous work, but it’s great to see our neighborhood clean and neat. And, each time we clean up our mile, there seems to be less trash to collect, so we are confident that we are making a difference.
Children under 13 are not allowed on the cleanups for safety reasons. Children 13 and over must be accompanied by an adult.
Barry Krebs, a member of the Keep Cobb Beautiful Board, works with churches, businesses, and neighborhood groups to adopt a mile of their own. If all the miles in Mableton were cleaned up regularly, just imagine how much better our town would look! If you are interested in adopting a mile (or miles), contact Barry.