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:
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. Keep Coral Gables Beautiful will host several events throughout the season beginning on April 2 through June 22, 2022. Check in regularly for new events and programming.
Community Action Day at Chapman Field Park
News & Updates
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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 Cleanup Event Request Form to get started.
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. In the program's first nine months, a total of 619 pounds of batteries have been collected. For more information on accepted batteries please visit coralgables.com/batteries.
Battery recycling bins have been placed in the following locations:
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 www.myflorida.com.
Additional key findings include:
PPE Litter Public Service Announcement
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.
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.
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.