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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 33134. Phone: (305) 569-1835 | (305) 460-5008
  • Email:

Keep Coral Gables Beautiful Affiliate Report [PDF]

Coral Gables Resolution Signed 2019-222 [PDF]

Upcoming Events

Great American Cleanup logo.

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  

Mangroves by the water.

Join Miami-Dade Parks and Keep Coral Gables Beautiful for a Community Action Day at Chapman Field Park on Thursday, May 26 at 10 a.m. Volunteers are invited to help restore the mangroves with guidance from the Natural Areas Management division. We will be removing exotic plants that have taken root, installing 200 native plants to help restore the habitat, and cleaning up the trash within the mangroves.   

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News & Updates

Join our Keep Coral Gables Beautiful Mailing List

Want to stay notified of upcoming Keep Coral Gables Beautiful events? Join our mailing list and you will receive an email notification when a new event is announced. Register here.

Business/Group Cleanups 

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.  

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. 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

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

Downtown Community Cleanup - Spring Cleaning Edition

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.


Dual North America - Global Giving Week

Companies are encouraged to participate in organizing community cleanups in partnership with Keep Coral Gables Beautiful. Recently, Dual North America took to Old Cutler Road as part of their Global Giving Week. The Dual team collected 50 pounds of litter in one hour helping to keep our City clean and beautiful. 

Dual North America employees picking up litter on the side of the road.

Richemont North America - Matheson Cleanup

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. 

Richemont North America employees in blue shirts and KCGB staff members standing in front of a tree with a pile of garbage bags.

Environmental Film Screening & Panel Discussion

In celebration of Earth Month in Coral Gables, KCGB hosted a screening of “The Biggest Little Farm” on April 5 at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. This documentary is a breathtaking chronicle of one family’s dream to harvest in harmony with nature.

Following the movie, a panel discussion on sustainability was held as part of the national Science on Screen initiative. The panel was moderated by Commissioner Rhonda Anderson with panelist Matthew Anderson – City of Coral Gables Resiliency and Sustainability Manager, Teddy Lhoutellier – University of Miami Sustainability Director, and Irela Bague – Miami Dade County Chief Bay Officer.

The screening of this film was sponsored by Commissioner Rhonda Anderson and coordinated through Keep Coral Gables Beautiful and the Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board.

*An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

Theatre audience facing screen with panel at the front of the room.

Plogging at Matheson 2022

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. 

Three girls with volunteer vests walking through mangroves holding garbage bag and picker.