Keep Coral Gables Beautiful

Upcoming Events

Air Potato Removal Event flyer

Air Potato Removal Event

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. to help remove invasive air potato plants on Sevilla Ave, between Alhambra Circle and Anastasia Ave. Volunteer hours available. Register today!

Facts about Air Potatoes

  • They’re labeled as an invasive and noxious weed.
  • Despite the name, they’re not related to potatoes.
  • They harm native plants and ecosystems.
  • Introduction, possession, propagation, and movement are prohibited by law.
  • Extremely toxic and should never be consumed.

Bi-Annual Recycling Drive-Thru Event graphic

Recycling Drive-Thru Event

Keep Coral Gables Beautiful will host a Recycling Drive-Thru Event on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the parking lot behind City Hall. Residents can bring old electronics, large cardboard boxes, household hazardous waste (i.e., paint cans, pool chemicals, oils, batteries and household pesticides), documents for shredding (maximum of 5 standard-sized boxes per vehicle), or “lightly/gently used" clothing to be donated to Camillus House. Items will not be accepted before 9 a.m. or after 12 p.m. on the day of the event.

Just a few reminders:

  • Proof of residency in Coral Gables is required.
  • All participants must enter the event through the Coral Way entrance to the City Hall Parking Lot
  • For clothing please bring:
    • Gently/lightly used clothing (no undergarments)
    • Accepting men's, women's, and children's clothing including: suits, ties, shoes, socks, etc.
  • Medical waste will not be accepted. Any expired or unwanted prescription drugs can be taken to our drop-off location on the first floor of the police station located at 2151 Salzedo St.

Materials Not Accepted:

  1. Biological/infectious waste (i.e., sharps)
  2. Radioactive materials
  3. Styrofoam
  4. Unknowns
  5. Tires
  6. Appliances
  7. Non-Propane cylinders
  8. Fire extinguishers
  9. Smoke detectors
  10. Fireworks/explosives/ammunition
  11. Reactive materials requiring stabilization
  12. DEA regulated substances

Click here for additional information on the event or call 305-460-5008.

 

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Business/Group Cleanups

Whether you are a business looking for team-building opportunities or a group of friends wanting to give back to the community, we will help you coordinate a cleanup event. Complete and submit the KCGB Business/Group Event Request Form to get started.

Keep Coral Gables Beautiful Information

Keep Coral Gables Beautiful is a local affiliate of the Keep America Beautiful and Keep Florida Beautiful organizations. 

To promote environmental sustainability and educate the community to take action every day to reduce litter from our open spaces & waterways, improve recycling efforts, and keep our City Beautiful.

Solanch Lopez and Matthew Anderson

Office Address: 405 Biltmore Way, Suite 100, Coral Gables, FL 33134.

Phone: 305-569-1835 | 305-460-5008

Email: KCGB@coralgables.com

Past Events

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Downtown Community Cleanup - Spring Cleaning Edition

Downtown Community Cleanup - Spring Cleaning Edition

To celebrate the Great American Cleanup season, Keep Coral Gables Beautiful held a Downtown Community Cleanup on May 23. Thirty-four volunteers collected more than 280 pounds of litter from the downtown area, setting a new record. Three teams and two individual participants won more than $800 in prizes for the Most Pounds Collected. A special thank you to the city’s partners at the Chamber of Commerce, the Business Improvement District, Clutch Burger, Forte by Chef Adrianne, and Baptist Health South Florida.

May Downtown Cleanup Group Pic

Dual North America - Global Giving Week

Dual North America - Global Giving Week

Companies are encouraged to participate in organizing community cleanups in partnership with Keep Coral Gables Beautiful. Recently, Dual North America took to Old Cutler Road as part of their Global Giving Week. The Dual team collected 50 pounds of litter in one hour helping to keep our City clean and beautiful.

Dual Team on Old Cutler

Richemont North America - Matheson Cleanup

Richemont North America - Matheson Cleanup

Companies are encouraged to participate in organizing community cleanups in partnership with Keep Coral Gables Beautiful. Recently, Richemont North America employees participated in a group clean-up effort at Matheson Hammock Park collecting almost 70 pounds of litter.

Richemont Group Pic

Environmental Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Environmental Film Screening & Panel Discussion

In celebration of Earth Month in Coral Gables, KCGB hosted a screening of “The Biggest Little Farm” on April 5 at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. This documentary is a breathtaking chronicle of one family’s dream to harvest in harmony with nature.

Following the movie, a panel discussion on sustainability was held as part of the national Science on Screen initiative. The panel was moderated by Commissioner Rhonda Anderson with panelist Matthew Anderson – City of Coral Gables Resiliency and Sustainability Manager, Teddy Lhoutellier – University of Miami Sustainability Director, and Irela Bague – Miami Dade County Chief Bay Officer.

The screening of this film was sponsored by Commissioner Rhonda Anderson and coordinated through Keep Coral Gables Beautiful and the Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board.

*An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

Biggest Little Farm Panel

Plogging at Matheson 2022

Plogging at Matheson 2022

Keep Coral Gables Beautiful wants to thank everyone that participated in the Great American Cleanup season kick-off event, 'Plogging at Matheson' on April 2, 2022. Participants collected a total of 100 pounds of waste, all while enjoying the spring weather and helping the environment.

Plogging at Matheson 2022

Park Pollinator Palooza

Park Pollinator Palooza

Thank you to all the families that came out on Sept. 10 to the Coral Gables Golf and Country Club for Keep Coral Gables Beautiful’s Park Pollinator Palooza. Around 100 pollinator flowers were planted by 64 participants. Families also learned about the available Club memberships. This pollinator patch on the corner of Alhambra Circle and Granada Blvd. is the first phase of a larger pollinator garden planned for the site.

Children and families gardening