Alabama PALS kicks off 2021 “Don’t Drop It on Alabama” Spring Cleanup

Graphic courtesy of Alabama PALS

MONTGOMERY, Ala. The 2021 statewide “Don’t Drop It On Alabama” Spring Cleanup will be held during the entire month of April. The cleanup is held annually and coordinated by Alabama PALS (People Against a Littered State), which also coordinates and implements the Alabama Coastal Cleanup (partnership with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources), the Alabama Clean Campus Program, the Alabama Adopt-A-Mile and Adopt-A-Stream programs (partnership with the Alabama Department of Transportation) statewide. 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. The “Don’t Drop It on Alabama” Spring Cleanup is offered to all 67 Alabama counties and statewide volunteer groups.

PALS is proud to continue and expand its partnership with Coca-Cola United as title sponsor for the 2021 cleanup effort. This partnership has enabled PALS to further incorporate the recycling of plastic bottles and aluminum cans into the annual cleanup effort.

“The Coca-Cola System is proud of our role as the title sponsor of the statewide 2021 ‘Don’t Drop It on Alabama’ Spring Cleanup, said Andy Britton, director of public affairs and communications for Coca-Cola. “We are especially pleased with our annual partnership with Alabama PALS as we all move forward towards our goal of a world without waste.”

The 2021 “Don’t Drop It on Alabama” Spring Cleanup is also made possible through PALS Sustaining Partners, ALDOT, ALFA, Coca-Cola United, Alabama Farmers Cooperative, Vulcan Materials Company, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, the Association of County Commissions of Alabama and The Poarch Band of Creek Indians. 

Alabama PALS is also proud to announce the partnership with the Alabama Community College Systems campuses for the 2021 statewide cleanup effort in April.

Spencer Ryan, executive vice president of Alabama PALS stated, “We are extremely proud of the commitment from the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) and appreciate the dedication form the ACCS, as well as the enthusiasm displayed from each ACCS campus and leadership team. 

PALS distributed approximately 175,000 bags statewide for the 2021 cleanup, as well as all materials and supplies to all participating cities, counties and volunteer groups. Volunteers interested in participating are encouraged to contact their local coordinator to join an existing cleanup, or to establish their own local cleanup within their respective communities. For more information, go to