Charlotte, NC-based Autobell Car Wash recently conducted its annual cleanup along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway as part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Adopt-A-Stream program. More than 40 Autobell employees spent 3.5 hours scouring the waterway between East Boulevard and Morehead Street to collect trash and debris from the creek bed and banks. The employees were paid by Autobell for their time and were provided hydration and lunch vouchers by the company. The haul filled two truck beds with approximately 20 trash bags totaling 500 pounds.

“The Creek Walk is an honored Autobell tradition here in our hometown for nearly 20 years, and everyone involved enjoys the camaraderie of their peers and the chance to serve the community,” stated Autobell CEO and owner Chuck Howard, who joined the cleanup along with other Howard family members spanning three generations. “We relish helping make the greenway safe and pleasant for wildlife, people, and pets.”

Autobell participation in the Adopt-A-Stream program began in 2000 as part of its ongoing commitment to environmental preservation. In addition to other waterway cleanups conducted within the company’s five-state area, all Autobell locations treat 100 percent of wash water used and recycle 80 percent to 100 percent depending on the location, as well as practice other on-site water conservation procedures.

Cleanup in progress.
Autobell CEO Chuck Howard with the cleanup crew.