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:
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: https://kab.org/programs/great-american-cleanup/.
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: https://cleanflroads.com/.
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:
Community Service Hours:
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:
Materials Not Accepted:
PPE Litter Public Service Announcement
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.