Our mission is to encourage and educate Blount County residents to take action to improve and beautify their community.
Keep Blount Beautiful envisions a CLEANER, GREENER, MORE BEAUTIFUL Blount County.
At Keep Blount Beautiful, we work hard to counteract Blount County's litter problem, but we can't do it alone. We need your help.
We plan major Keep Blount Beautiful litter clean ups. Click here to become a volunteer.
We support smaller groups who want to organize their own clean up by providing free supplies. We will also put out a call to our volunteers for additional help. Click here to start organizing a clean up.
Keep Blount Beautiful provides complimentary education programs to Blount County schools, school programs, clubs, businesses, and other groups.
We offer Field Trips which include a Landfill Tour and EcoCenter Learning activities. Request your Field Trip today!
Keep Blount Beautiful also offers educational presentations for classes and groups. To request a presentation click here.
Keep Blount Beautiful offers trailers stocked with recycling supplies to Blount County event planners and residents. To reserve or learn more about the trailer click here.
Keep Blount Beautiful seeks grants and sponsors to help improve the beauty of Blount County through plantings.
The Kids Keep Blount Beautiful program seeks to bring educational beautification projects to City of Alcoa, City of Maryville, and Blount County Schools.
What We've Achieved
2019 KTnB/TDOT Award of Excellence for Public Education
2017 KTnB/TDOT Award of Excellence for Public Participation: America Recycles Day of TN Award
2017 KTnB/TDOT Award of Excellence for Public Participation: Great American Cleanup- Most Innovative Event
2017 KTnB/TDOT Award of Excellence for Public Education: Schools (Grades K-8)
2013 KTnB / TDOT Award of Excellence- Public Participation-Most Innovative Great American Clean Up Event
2013 KTnB / TDOT Award of Excellence- Martin L. Kennedy Leadership Award for Outstanding Keep America Beautiful Coordinator
2013 KTnB / TDOT Award of Excellence- Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Award
2011 Tennessee Recycling Coalition Non-Profit Recycling Champion Award
2011 Blount County Soil Conservation District Dedicated Service Award
2011 KTnB / TDOT Award- Most Improved Great American Clean Up Event
2011 KTnB / TDOT Award- Best America Recycles Day Event
2011 KTnB / TDOT Award- Best K-8 Environmental Education Program
2007 KTnB / TDOT Award of Excellence- Litter & Waste Education K-8 (2nd place)
2005 First Place Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Award
2005 Second Place Keep America Beautiful Award for Best Waste Reduction Program
2005 KTnB / TDOT Award- Best K-8 Environmental Education Program
2003 Second Place Keep America Beautiful Award for Best Waste Reduction Program
1996 Clean Tennessee Program and TDOT Award of Excellence- Litter Grant Program