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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 effort, 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]


The Great American Cleanup is one of the staple annual initiatives of Keep America Beautiful. The Great American Cleanup® unifies and beautifies communities across the country in a grassroots spring-cleaning movement. It prompts individuals to take greater responsibility for their local environment by conducting grassroots community service projects that engage volunteers, local businesses, and civic leaders. A successful Great American Cleanup project must fulfill the needs of the local community. Additional information on the history of this cleanup season can be found here:  

Drive It Home – Keep or Paradise Litter-Free is a Florida Department of Transportation campaign with a goal to establish and build awareness of the importance of roadside litter prevention. Additional information on this campaign can be found here:

This Great American Cleanup season Keep Coral Gables Beautiful encourages residents to participate in solo cleanups. Now through June 20, you can earn community service hours, enter the Most Pounds of Litter Collected contest to win great prizes, and help keep our City Beautiful. 

Participation is simple – Register online, pick a location (around your neighborhood, a local park, etc.) and make sure to download the Clean Swell App to track your litter collection. Make sure to share your #SoloCleanup on social media with the hashtags #KeepCoralGablesBeautiful, #cleanYourblock. 

Supplies such as gloves, pick-up tools, and garbage bags are available. Please complete the registration form to request the needed supplies. 

Most Pounds of Litter Collected Contest:

Enter for a chance to win gift certificates to local Coral Gables restaurants. Prizes made possible through the Coral Gables Community Foundation. The contest will run throughout the season from April 5 through June 20 allowing participants to host multiple solo cleanups and increase the total pounds collected. 

How to enter: 

  1.  Participate in a solo cleanup during the Great American Cleanup season from April 5 - June 20.
  2. Track litter collection on the Clean Swell App, a summary report of your collection will be emailed to you. 
  3. Take a picture of yourself and the litter collected.
  4. Email the Clean Swell App report and picture to
  5. Host multiple solo cleanups to increase pounds collected and chances of winning.

Community Service Hours:

If you would like to receive community service hours, please email a copy of the Clean Swell App report and a picture of the solo cleanup to  

Register Today!

Keep Coral Gables Beautiful will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at the parking lot behind City Hall. Residents can bring old electronics and large cardboard boxes for recycling, dispose of household hazardous waste and bring documents for shredding. Electronic items with a plug or batteries are eligible to be recycled. Coral Gables residents can drop off household hazardous waste items such as paint cans, pool chemicals, oils, batteries, and household pesticides. Proof of residency in Coral Gables is required. Over the past five years, these bi-annual collection events have diverted more than 260,000 pounds of electronic and household hazardous waste and paper from entering landfills. This event is organized through Keep Coral Gables Beautiful and in partnership with the Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board and the City of Coral Gables Police and Public Works Departments. 

Please note: Items will not be accepted before 9 am or after 12 pm on the day of the event.

Just a few reminders for the event: 

  • All participants must enter the event through the Coral Way entrance to the City Hall Parking Lot.
  • The event will open promptly at 9 am and close at noon. 
  • Please be prepared to show your ID.
  • 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 Street.
  • For paper shredding, a maximum of 5 standard-sized boxes per vehicle will be accepted to ensure all attendees have an opportunity to participate. 
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring any large cardboard boxes to the event to be recycled.

  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

PPE Litter Public Service Announcement

Past Events

Plogging at Matheson Collection Results

Keep Coral Gables Beautiful wants to thank everyone that participated in the Great American Cleanup season kick-off event, 'Plogging at Matheson' on March 20, 2021. Participants collected a total of 165 pounds of waste, all while enjoying the spring weather and helping the environment. Make sure to stay tuned for more upcoming events and ways to keep our environment green.