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Keep Coral Gables Beautiful

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

Keep Coral Gables Beautiful Mission Statement:

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.

Executive Director(s) Contact Information:

  • Name: Solanch Lopez & Matthew Anderson
  • Office Address: 405 Biltmore Way, Suite 100, Coral Gables, FL 33125. Phone: (305) 569-1835 | (305) 460-5008
  • Email:

Keep Coral Gables Beautiful Affiliate Report [PDF]

Coral Gables Resolution Signed 2019-222 [PDF]

News & Updates

Battery disposal receptacle that is a tall transparent tube with a small opening at the top. The batteries are visible inside and nearing the full line.

Keep Coral Gables Beautiful has launched a new year-round Battery Recycling Pilot Program. This program aligns with the City’s goal of reducing waste that is ending up in landfills and building a more resilient and sustainable City Beautiful. For more information on accepted batteries  please visit 

Battery recycling bins have been placed in the following locations: 

  1. City Hall: 405 Biltmore Way: Main Entrance Area  
  2. Police & Fire Headquarters: 2151 Salzedo Street: First Floor Lobby 
  3. War Memorial Youth Center: 405 University Drive: Reception Area  
  4. Public Works Department: 2800 SW 72nd Avenue: Main Entrance Area 

Keep America Beautiful 2020 National Litter Study 


The results are in on litter in America. Keep America Beautiful has released data from their 2020 national litter study providing a valid, national estimate of litter along waterways and roadways in the U.S. The study shows that there has been a 54% reduction in roadside litter.  While this is promising, there is still work to be done. Help keep our roads litter-free by participating in FDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program. If you or your organization would like to become involved in Florida’s Adopt-A-Highway program, please call 1-800-BAN-LITT(er) / 1-800-226-5488 or visit 

Additional key findings include: 

  • Of the 50 billion pieces of litter, 24 billion are along roadways and 26 billion are along waterways. 
  • An estimated 207 million PPE items were littered on U.S. roadways and waterways through early fall 2020. 

 Read more about the KAB 2020 Litter Study

PPE Litter Public Service Announcement

Past Events

Great American Cleanup - Solo Cleanup Season

The Great American Cleanup Season has come to an end and Keep Coral Gables Beautiful wants to thank everyone that participated in a Solo Cleanup. An estimated 253 pounds of litter was collected by volunteers covering 11 miles of the City. Congratulations to the South Gables Dental Group, Fior, and Pichardo Families, our Most Pounds of Litter Collected contest winners! Thank you to the Coral Gables Community Foundation for their donation of gift certificates to local restaurants as this season's prizes. 

Three photos of poeple cleaning up trash and laying mulch in Coral Gables. The photos are numbered 1-3 with award ribbons. Keep Coral Gables Beautiful and Coral Gables Community Foundation logos are in the corners

 Stantec Company Cleanup

Companies are encouraged to participate in organizing community cleanups in partnership with Keep Coral Gables Beautiful. Recently, Stantec employees participated in a group clean-up effort at Matheson Hammock Park. They collected 67 pounds of litter from the surrounding bike trail and waterway. 

“Events like these are a great and fun way to have companies give back to the community while helping the environment and providing a team-building experience,” said Matt Anderson, the City’s Senior Sustainability Analyst.  

A group of people pose behind several filled garbage bags and a broken bucket.