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.
2020 Christmas Tree Recycling Program
Keep Coral Gables Beautiful wants to thank all the residents that participated in this year’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program. The City collected 2,800 Christmas trees for recycling. That is roughly 140,000 pounds of mulch that will be used in our City parks and planting areas throughout the community. THANK YOU!
2020 International Coastal Cleanup Season
Keep Coral Gables Beautiful in partnership with VolunteerCleanup.org 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 VolunteerCleanup.org. 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, www.coralgables.com/electronicrecycling.