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Keep Coral Gables Beautiful

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]


Keep Coral Gables Beautiful encourages residents to recycle their natural Christmas trees after the holiday season. Beginning Dec. 28, the City of Coral Gables is offering free Christmas tree recycling for residents. Recycling your tree helps to preserve landfill space and provides the opportunity to repurpose this valuable resource as mulch and ground cover in parks and planting areas throughout the community. So that we can provide the most efficient service possible, please observe the following collection schedule and placement requirements. 

Residents living in the area from

 Collection Dates

 Coral Way to north city limits

Monday – December 28, 2020
Monday – January 4, 2021
Monday – January 11, 2021

 Coral Way to Bird Road

Tuesday – December 29, 2020
Tuesday – January 5, 2021
Tuesday – January 12, 2021

 Bird Road to Hardee Road

Wednesday – December 30, 2020
Wednesday – January 6, 2021
Wednesday – January 13, 2021

 Hardee Road to Kendall Drive

Thursday – December 31, 2020
Thursday – January 7, 2021
Thursday – January 14, 2021

 Kendall Drive to south city limits

Friday – January 1, 2021
Friday – January 8, 2021
Friday – January 15, 2021

Placement/Collection Requirements:

  • Place tree out after 5:00 P.M. the day before your scheduled tree collection day specified above. 
  • Keep the tree separate from your trash/yard waste pile. If the tree is placed in the trash pile with other debris, it won’t be recycled.
  • Remove tree stand, lights, ornaments, tinsel, and other decorations before placing out for collection. 
  • Do not bag your tree or place flocked trees out for collection.

For Multi-Family Residences:

  • Coral Gables is offering free Christmas tree recycling to Coral Gables residents.  Recycling your tree helps to preserve landfill space, and provides the opportunity to repurpose this valuable resource as mulch and ground cover in natural -park and planting areas throughout the community.
  • Multi-Family residents wishing to recycle their tree beginning Dec. 28 through Friday, Jan. 15 may bring it to a drop-off area located at the War Memorial Youth Center’s (405 University Drive) west parking lot (south end), parallel to Segovia Street. 

For more information or questions, please call 305-460-5346 or visit

We want to remind residents and businesses which common holiday items can and cannot be recycled. Styrofoam, ribbon, tinsel, lights, wires, plastic bags, and ornaments are not recyclable. However, the following items can be recycled: calendars, cardboard, paper boxes, gift bags, paper cards, envelopes, catalogs/magazines, tissue paper, gift wrap, newspaper, and empty glass containers. 

Please remember to break down and flatten all cardboard boxes and place them into or next to the recycling bins. Do not place boxes out in the swale. Additional bins are available for free upon request. 

PPE Litter Public Service Announcement

Past Events

2020 International Coastal Cleanup Season

Keep Coral Gables Beautiful in partnership with celebrated International Coastal Cleanup with a 2020 twist. This year, to ensure safety, instead of a large one-day event, a cleanup season was held from Sept. 19 to Nov. 1. Keep Coral Gables Beautiful and Vice Mayor Vince Lago encouraged residents to participate in Solo Cleanups throughout the season. The City hosted two supply pickup locations: City Hall and the Biltmore Tennis Center for those that wanted to participate in solo cleanups. Supplies were donated by The City also hosted its own Team Member Cleanup event which collected about 400 pounds of trash from the waterway. 

Congratulations to the winners of the Keep Coral Gables Beautiful International Coastal Cleanup contests. Carlos J. Garcia went above and beyond this cleanup season completing four solo cleanups and collecting some 314 pounds of trash. His hard work and dedication make him the winner of the Four or More contest as well as the first place winner of the Best Before & After Photo Contest. Second place goes to the Rodriguez Family and third place to Lizandra Lopez. Congratulations to all the winners! 

Special thanks to all who participated in a #SoloCleanup. A big thank you to the Lago Family and the Coral Gables Community Foundation for donating the prizes.  



2020 America Recycles Day

Through rain and sunshine, the Nov. 14 Household Hazardous Waste event was a huge success! Thank you to the over 600 cars and 1,200 attendees who drove through the event and safely disposed of 17,154 pounds of electronic waste, 17,558 pounds of household hazardous waste, and shredded 9,180 pounds of sensitive documents. As a result of the events over the last four years, the City has diverted over 200,000 pounds of electronic and hazardous waste along with over 41,000 pounds of paper from entering the landfill or potentially the environment. If you couldn’t make it out to the event, you can still do your part this America Recycles Day by taking the #BeRecycled pledge. Our next Household Hazardous Waste event will take place during the Great American Cleanup in April. For more information visit,