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
- 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