Blaze Pizza Fundraiser
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

We have partnered with Blaze Pizza to raise funds to support our efforts at Keep Blount Beautiful! Join us at Blaze Pizza for dinner on October 18th. 20% of the proceeds from YOUR meal will be donated to KBB. 


You MUST have a copy of the flyer at the event for your donation to count (you can just show the flyer on your phone.)

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America Recycles Day
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

America Recycles Day

Keep Blount Beautiful will host its Annual America Recycles Day on November 3rd at First Baptist Maryville, 202 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, from 10AM until 2PM. This event celebrates America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful Initiative to encourage and increase recycling. 

Items accepted:

E-Cycle of Knoxville

APC's/UPS
Audio/Visual Equipment
Cable and Wire
Cell Phones
Circuit Boards
Computers
Computer Peripherals
CRT Monitors- $7*
CRT TVs- $15*
Flat Screen TVs
Home Electronics
Laptops
Network Equipment
Printers/ Scanners
Servers
Small Appliances
Telephone Equipment
Toner
Small Appliances  

 *There is a disposal fee for CRT monitors and TVs. Cash or check payment only. Checks can be made out to E-Cycle of Knoxville.

My Frugal Home

Used Candles
Old, Hardcover Reader’s Digests
Lighting Sconces and Globes
Chandeliers
Cookies Tins
Fabric
Canning Jars
Magnets
Coffee Mugs

KARM- clothing and shoes

Blount County Fire Department- Children's coats in good condition

Maryville Lion's Club- eyeglasses

Spectra- Document Shredding

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November Litter Committee
Nov
7
4:00 PM16:00

November Litter Committee

The Litter Committee meets once a month from 4-5pm to clean a part of Blount County for an hour. All supplies necessary for the clean up will be provided, dress comfortably, and bring water!

This month we are meeting at the Keep Blount Beautiful office (Midland Towers office building)

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DASH for TRASH
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

DASH for TRASH

Join us for a DASH for TRASH on October 13th from 10am-12pm at Vienna Coffee House!

DASH for TRASH is a family friendly speed-clean to see who can pick up the most trash! Participants will be split into groups and compete to see which group can pick up the most trash along their designated route. (Don't worry, you and your family/friends can be in the same group!)

Keep Blount Beautiful will provide litter pickers, gloves, trash bags, and safety vest for all participants.

After the cleanup, relax at Vienna Coffee House with us! All participants will receive FREE raffle tickets with the chance to win prizes from local restaurants.

If you plan to join us, please be sure to register so we know you'll be there! 

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Town of Louisville Cleanup
Sep
29
8:30 AM08:30

Town of Louisville Cleanup

Join the Town of Louisville and Keep Blount Beautiful for the Annual Town of Louisville Cleanup on September 29th! Volunteers will meet at Town of Louisville Town Hall, 3623 Louisville Rd. at 8:30am to gather supplies and receive instruction. The cleanup will take place from 9-11:30am. All supplies will be provided by KBB and lunch will be provided by the Town of Louisville. 

Please be sure to register for this event if possible. Pre-registering is not required but strongly preferred! For questions regarding the cleanup, contact KBB at 865-681-4809 or keepblount@gmail.com. You can also contact the Town of Louisville at 865-681-1983.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

  • Blount County Convenience Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

KBB, Blount County, and TDEC will be hosting a FREE household hazardous waste drive-thru collection day on September 22nd from 8am-1pm at the Blount County Convenience Center, 331 Levi St. Maryville. Costs are paid for by the Tennessee Department of Conservation.

This is a drive-through event for household waste ONLY.  No business, institutional, or agricultural waste will be accepted in the drive-through. Wastes from non-household sources such as businesses, schools, farms, churches, etc.) is acceptable by appointment only. Call 615-643-3170 to request a price quote and schedule an appointment. 

ACCEPTED ITEMS:
Automotive and Marine Products
• oil and fuel additives
• grease and rust solvents, naval jelly
• carburetor and fuel injector cleaners
• starter fluids
• body putty
• antifreeze / coolant
• gasoline
Home Maintenance / Improvement Products
• used strippers and thinners
• adhesives
• driveway sealant
• roofing tar
• wallpaper remover
Home Lawn and Garden Products
• pesticides
• fertilizers
• wood preservatives
Miscellaneous
• pool chemicals
• photo processing chemicals
• medicines/drugs
• aerosols / compressed gas
• mercury thermostats and thermometers
• fluorescent tubes
• compact fluorescent bulbs
• needles and sharps (in a puncture-proof container)

UNACCEPTED ITEMS:
Medical / Biological
• infectious wastes
• dead animals
• any waste from a doctor's office, clinic, or veterinarian's office
Explosives / Ammunition
• fireworks
• military ordnance
• gunpowder
• ammunition
Radioactive
• smoke detectors
• radium paint
Construction/Home Improvement
• cement mix
• lime
• bone meal
• grout
Miscellaneous
• empty containers of any kind
• friable asbestos
• alkaline batteries
• machine parts/compressors containing oil or freon
• electronics and appliances

Oil-based paint is accepted by the Blount County Convenience Center year round and will be accepted by the Center during the event. Regular single-stream recycling will still be collected by the Center as usual on the day of this event. Wastes from non-household sources such as businesses, schools, farms, churches, etc.) is acceptable by appointment only. Call 615-643-3170 to request a price quote and schedule an appointment. 

NOTE: Alkaline batteries no longer contain mercury and can be disposed of in your normal trash. Latex paint can be dried out with cat litter, sand, or shredded paper and disposed of in your normal trash. For a list of other disposal options in Blount County, visit our website. 

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September Litter Committee
Sep
12
4:00 PM16:00

September Litter Committee

The Litter Committee meets once a month from 4-5pm to clean a part of Blount County for an hour. All supplies necessary for the clean up will be provided, dress comfortably, and bring water!

We will be meeting at Richard Williams Park, at the Pavilion. The park is at the corner of Lincoln Road and Aluminum Avenue in Alcoa.

This is a rescheduled event, the September 5th Litter Committee was cancled due to weather.

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STEAM Kids
Sep
7
4:00 PM16:00

STEAM Kids

Join us to make a recycled craft! STEAM kids will be on September 7th from 4-5pm at the Children's Library.

Supplies are first come first serve.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2196080384003110/

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2018 Opportunities of a Lifetime Fair
Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

2018 Opportunities of a Lifetime Fair

Keep Blount Beautiful will be at the 2018 Opportunities of a Lifetime Fair. This event allows first year and transfer students at Maryville College to see what opportunities are available. 

The Opportunites of a Lifetime Fair is held in the Clayton Center for the Arts on Thursday, September 6th, from 12:00-2:00pm.

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September Litter Committee
Sep
5
4:00 PM16:00

September Litter Committee

  • Maryville-Alcoa Greenway Alcoa, TN, 37701 United States (map)
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The Litter Committee meets the first Wednesday of every month from 4-5pm to clean a part of Blount County for an hour. KBB will provide all supplies. Dress comfortably and bring water!

The September Litter Committee will be September 5th from 4-5pm. We will be meeting at Richard Williams Park at the Pavilion. The park is at the corner of Aluminum Ave. and Lincoln Rd.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2173010029580481/

 

 

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Friday Night Lights: Back to School!
Jul
27
5:30 PM17:30

Friday Night Lights: Back to School!

We will be at Friday Night Lights on Friday, July 27th at Founders Square in Downtown Maryville. There will be food trucks, childrens activities, and the chance to visit the KBB table to learn about how you can help keep Blount clean, green, and beautiful. We will also have giveaway items!

Friday Night Lights: Back to School! will support our Local Boys and Girls club in Downtown Maryville. Help local children start off the school year with the tools they need in the classroom. For more information, visit Downtown Maryville's event page. 

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July Litter Committee
Jul
11
4:00 PM16:00

July Litter Committee

The Litter Committee meets once a month from 4-5pm to clean a part of Blount County for an hour. The July Litter Committee will meet July 11th from 4-5pm. This month we will meet at Alcoa Chiropractic Center, (247 E Watt St, Alcoa, TN 37701) and clean Bessemer Street. KBB will provide all supplies. Dress comfortably and bring water!

Note: The Litter Committee usually meets the first Wednesday of the month, however this month we are meeting July 11th because of the July 4th holiday.

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Pints for a Purpose
Jun
28
5:00 PM17:00

Pints for a Purpose

Join us for Pints for a Purpose on June 28th at the Switchback Craft Beer Tavern located inside Cycology Bicycles! All proceeds will benefit Keep Blount Beautiful. Beer has been donated by Mill Creek, and tickets will be available for purchase with a chance to win a prize from Chaco.

Community Sponsor: Blount Partnership
Vendor Sponsor: Chaco
Food Truck: Toostie Truck
Tap Takeover: Mill Creek

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Stormwater Best Management Practices Workshop
Jun
12
9:00 AM09:00

Stormwater Best Management Practices Workshop

By attending the Stormwater Best Management Practices Workshop, businesses will gain a better understanding of the impacts of water quality, and the materials provided will assist you in any future inspections that may occur. This event and all educations materials are free. Owners, managers, and employees are encouraged to attend this training. Please contact KBB at 865-681-4809 if you would like to attend. 

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BRAVO! Awards
Jun
7
11:30 AM11:30

BRAVO! Awards

The BRAVO! Awards recognize local businesses and properties for their landscaping and beautification efforts. The awards also recognize properties that have creatively reused/redesigned an existing building. 

This is an invite-only event. If you have received an invite, RSVP to KBB at 865-681-4809 or keepblount@gmail.com

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June Litter Committee
Jun
6
4:00 PM16:00

June Litter Committee

Once a month, KBB will gather a Litter Committee to clean up a section of Blount County for one hour. The Litter Committee will meet the first Wednesday of every month from 4-5pm. The location will be different each time. 

Our June meeting location is the KBB office, 356 Sanderson St. Alcoa. The office building is called Midland Towers. We will be cleaning Calderwood St. towards downtown Maryville. 

Make sure to dress comfortable and bring water if needed. KBB will provide all supplies! For more information on the Litter Committee, visit our website at http://www.keepblountbeautiful.org/kbb-groups/ 

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DASH for TRASH at Public House on High
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

DASH for TRASH at Public House on High

Join us for a DASH for TRASH on May 19th at Public House on High from 12pm-2pm!

DASH for TRASH is a family friendly litter FUN-run. Participants will go out into the area for an hour to pick up litter as they "run". This event not only focuses on improving our own health but also the health of the community. 

Keep Blount Beautiful will provide litter pickers, gloves, trash bags, and safety vest for all participants. 

After the run cool off with a beer and prizes (sodas available too!). All participants will have the chance to win prizes! Participants will receive FREE raffle tickets based on the amount of trash they collect and what they collect.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Public House on High! Support our local businesses! 

If you plan to join us, please be sure to register so we know you'll be there!

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Townsend Community Cleanup
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Townsend Community Cleanup

Join Keep Blount Beautiful on Saturday, May 12th at the Townsend Visitors Center for a community cleanup of Townsend from 9AM-12PM. This cleanup is one of our events in celebration of the Great American Cleanup, an initiative that encourages residents to take action to improve and beautify their community.

Volunteers will meet at the Townsend Visitors Center and then make their way through Townsend, picking up litter they see along the way. The cleanup will take place from 9AM to 11:30AM and lunch will be provided at 11:30AM after the cleanup.

This event is open to everyone so bring your family, friends, and neighbors and join us in the celebration! Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Keep Blount Beautiful will provide litter pickers, gloves, safety vests, and trash bags for all the participants.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

Contact KBB at 865-681-4809 or kbbamericorps@gmail.com for more information.

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STEAM Kids
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

STEAM Kids

Join us May 4th for a recycled craft! We will be making a craft out of used matericals and learning about the importance of reusing and recycling. STEAM Kids is from 4-5pm in the Children's Library.

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WaterFest
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

WaterFest

WaterFest is an educational day offered to Blount County Schools by Keep Blount Beautiful and the City of Alcoa, Maryville, and Blount County Stormwater Departments. WaterFest takes place at our Eco Center and focuses on stormwater pollution, Tennessee waterways, and water conservation.

KBB invites local organizations to provide educational booths for students to receive a water related lesson or activity. South Blount Utility, City of Alcoa Water Treatment Plant, Alcoa Stormwater, Maryville Stormwater, TDEC, and GSM Institute at Tremont will have booths set up.

We are excited that Lanier, Montvale, Union Grove, and Fairview third grade classes will be joining us this year!

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May Litter Committee
May
2
4:00 PM16:00

May Litter Committee

Once a month, KBB will gather a Litter Committee to clean up a section of Blount County for an hour. The Litter Committee will meet the first Wednesday of every month from 4-5pm. Location will vary.

The May 2nd meeting location is Round 6 Brewing, 427 Whitecrest Dr, Maryville, TN 37801.

Make sure to dress warm and comfortable. KBB will provide all supplies. For more information on the Litter Committee, visit our KBB Litter Committee page. 

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Earth Day Recycling
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Day Recycling

Keep Blount Beautiful will host its Annual Earth Day Recycling at First Baptist Maryville, 202 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, from 10AM until 2PM.  Collection items are listed below. More collection organizations and items TBA.

KARM: Clothing and Shoes

Shred Pro Secure: Paper documents for shredding

My Frugal Home: Used candles, hardcover readers digests, fabric, cookie tins, lighting sconces, lighting globes, chandeliers. 

E-Cycle of Knoxville:

  • APC's/UPS
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Cable and Wire
  • Cell Phones
  • Circuit Boards
  • Computers 
  • Computer Peripherals
  • CRT Monitors- $7
  • CRT TVs- $15
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Home Electronics
  • Laptops
  • Network Equipment 
  • Printers/ Scanners
  • Servers 
  • Small Appliances
  • Telephone Equipment
  • Toner
  • Small Appliances

***There is a disposal fee for CRT Monitors and TVs. Cash or check payments only. Checks payable to E-Cycle of Knoxville***

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Good Neighbors Spring Festival
Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Good Neighbors Spring Festival

Come join KBB at the Blount County Good Neighbors Spring Festival on Saturday April 14th! We will be providing recycling for the event. Everyone is welcome to visit our KBB table to learn more about our organization and what we have coming up, including volunteer opportunities and the BRAVO! Awards!

For more information on the Spring Festival, visit the Blount County Good Neightbor's website. 

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Friendsville Community Cleanup
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Friendsville Community Cleanup

  • 231 West College Avenue Friendsville, TN, 37737 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Keep Blount Beautiful on Saturday, April 14th from 9AM-12PM for a cleanup of Friendsville! This cleanup is one of our events in celebration of the Great American Cleanup, an initiative that encourages residents to take action to improve and beautify their community.

Volunteers will meet at 231 W College Ave and then make their way through Friendsville, picking up litter they see along the way. The cleanup will take place from 9AM to 11:30AM and lunch will be provided at 11:30AM after the cleanup.

This event is open to everyone so bring your family, friends, and neighbors and join us in the celebration! Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Keep Blount Beautiful will provide litter pickers, gloves, safety vests, and trash bags for all the participants.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

Contact KBB at 865-681-4809 or kbbamericorps@gmail.com for more information.

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TDEC Pistol Creek Cleanup Challenge
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

TDEC Pistol Creek Cleanup Challenge

Join the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for a cleanup of Pistol Creek on Saturday, April 14th from 9AM-2PM.

Volunteers will meet at the Dollar General Store located at 901 N. Hall Rd., Alcoa, TN 37701 to recieve supplies and instructions. 

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Sharon Buckingham at 865-594-5616 or sharon.buckingham@tn.gov

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