Lebanon, IN

"The cleanest city in Indiana"

Some young locals help with clean up. (Credit: Jerry Erskine)

Lebanon has long been known as “The Friendly City” and is now well on its way to being “The Cleanest City” in Indiana because of a project that was started by the Rotary Club of Lebanon. One Thursday each month we have what is called “Throw Away Thursday,” when volunteers take their lunch hour, meet in a pre-designated area and do a trash pick up. In the spring each year we do a city-wide clean up, and this weekend we have 348 volunteers on the streets, making our city litter free. The last week of June we will have a Golf Cart Clean up in preparation for our 4th of July parade, at which time we enlist every golf cart owner to get out and police their neighborhood to showcase how beautiful Lebanon is to the thousands of visitors that come to join in the festivities.

Practically everyone in town works to keep it clean. (Jerry Erskine)
An adopted — and, now, clean road. (Credit: Jerry Erskine)