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.
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News & Updates
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. 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
Companies, organizations and residents are encouraged to organize community cleanups in partnership with Keep Coral Gables Beautiful. Recently, University of Miami (UM) staff participated in a group clean-up effort at Matheson Hammock Park, collecting 335 pounds of litter from the surrounding bike trail and waterway. Cocoplum resident Claudia Caporal also rallied 40 neighbors for a post-Halloween cleanup in her neighborhood. Together they collected 40 pounds of litter. We appreciate our UM partners and residents for helping to build a cleaner, greener, better community together.
In celebration of America Recycles Day, the city held its bi-annual Recycling Drive-Thru Event on Saturday, Nov. 6 in the City Hall Parking Lot. The event was a huge success bringing in over 550 cars and 1,100 attendees. Over 38,950 pounds of electronic and household hazardous waste, clothing, and sensitive documents were collected. Over the last 6 years (13 community collection events), the city has collected and diverted 328,743 pounds of electronic and household hazardous waste, clothing, and sensitive documents from entering the landfills. Thank you to all the residents that came out!
Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens
Thank you to everyone that joined us on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the War Memorial Youth Center for the third event in our Conservation Series. We had 25 attendees at our conservation with writer, photographer, and Tropical Audubon Society Plants for Birds co-coordinator Kirsten Hines as she shared tips from her gardening book, Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens. Families enjoyed the morning while painting their own birdhouses. We look forward to seeing everyone at our next event.