June Litter Committee
May
21
11:00 AM11:00

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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STEAM Kids
Apr
6
4:00 PM16:00

STEAM Kids

Join us April 6th 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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April Litter Committee
Apr
4
4:00 PM16:00

April Litter Committee

  • 178 Bessie Harvey Avenue Alcoa, TN, 37701 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 April 4th meeting location is St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 178 Bessie Harvey Ave, Alcoa at 4pm. We will be cleaning up the Oldfield Neighborhood and greenway. 

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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Alcoa Community Cleanup
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Alcoa Community Cleanup

Join Keep Blount Beautiful on Saturday, March 10th at the Springbrook Recreation Center for a community cleanup of Alcoa 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 Springbrook Recreation Center and then make their way through the City of Alcoa, 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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March Litter Committee
Mar
7
4:00 PM16:00

March 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 March 7th meeting location is Eagleton Elementary School, 708 Sam Houston School Rd., Maryville at 4pm. We will be cleaning up along Sam Houston School Rd. 

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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DASH for TRASH at Schriver's Boutique
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

DASH for TRASH at Schriver's Boutique

Join us for a DASH for TRASH on March 3rd at Schriver's Boutique 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 relax with snacks and refreshments upstairs at Schriver's. 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.

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

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Casual Pint Night
Feb
15
4:00 PM16:00

Casual Pint Night

Come join The Casual Pint-Maryville and Keep Blount Beautiful for a night of good company, great brews, and the chance to support KBB and the beautification of Blount County!

The Casual Pint will be donating $1 for every beer sold during this time to benefit Keep Blount Beautiful. Tennessee Brew Works will be the featured brewer!

The night will feature a silent auction, so come ready to bid on some amazing items and experience packages!! SILENT AUCTION WILL RUN FROM 4PM-8PM.

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February Litter Committee
Feb
7
4:00 PM16:00

February 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.

February meeting location is at the KBB office parking lot, 356 Sanderson St. 

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

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Parks and Rec: Christmas Tree Recycling
Dec
26
to Jan 5

Parks and Rec: Christmas Tree Recycling

Drop off your real Christmas tree anytime from December 26 through January 5 at the Following locations:

  • Sandy Springs Parking Lot (Maryville)
  • Springbrook Pool Parking Lot (Alcoa)

Please remove all lights, nails, wires, and decorations prior to dropping off. 

Help save space in the landfill and provide fish and wildlife sanctuaries along with mulch for our area parks, 

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Blount County Recycling Center Open House
Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

Blount County Recycling Center Open House

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

To celebrate the completion of the Blount County Recycling Convenience Center, Blount County Government in partnership with Waste Connections, Inc. will be hosting a County-wide Open House to preview the new Recycling Center site on Wedensday, December 6 from 12pm-1:30pm. Waste Connections is bringing their UT Sports Truck equipped to grill and serve hamburgers and hot dogs for the public to come out and enjoy! Tours will be given of the facility. Everyone is invited to attend. 

The Blount County Recycing Convience Center will be accessable through Levi Street adjacent to the Bloutn County Operations Center off McArthur Road. 

Starting December 7 the hours of operations will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdasy from 8am-4:30pm. 

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Breakfast with Santa 2017
Dec
2
8:30 AM08:30

Breakfast with Santa 2017

The Junior Service League will be hosting their annual Breakfast with Santa this year on December 2nd! There are seatings for breakfast available from 8:30am-10:30am in 30 minute increments. Your family will enjoy a yummy breakfast served by the Junior Service League ladies, cookie decorating, crafts, a Christmas Story with Mrs. Clause, and a beautiful family picture with Santa!! 

This event sells out every year so hurry and purchased your tickets below or find a JSL representative to get your tickets!! Tickets are $15 each and children 2 years and younger are free!

Keep Blount Beautiful will be on site with a recycled ornament craft.

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America Recycles Day
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

America Recycles Day

Keep Blount Beautiful will host its Annual America Recycles Day on November 18 at First Baptist Maryville, 202 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, from 10AM until 2PM.

Organization, collection items, and prices listed below (if applicable):

Blount County Fire Department: Winter Coats and Jackets

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***

KARM: Clothing and Shoes

Keep Blount Beautiful: Uncrushed and Washed Aluminum Cans

The Lions Club: Eyeglasses

My Frugal Home:

  • Used Candles
  • Lighting Globes and Sconces
  • Chandeliers
  • Hardcover Reader's Digests
  • Fabric

More collection organizations and items TBA

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