City of Maryville Spring Cleaning Challenge 2019
Apr
1
to Apr 30

City of Maryville Spring Cleaning Challenge 2019

City Council is launching a trash challenge starting April 1st and going through April 30th. Accepting the challenge means you’ll take responsibility for cleaning up areas safety accessible from your business or neighborhood property.

Encourage your employees to participate and make it fun! We want to see your employees (or family and friends!) proudly showing off their hard work, so take pictures!

When you’ve cleaned up your area, post a before and after photo to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtag #TrashtagMaryville. Then, challenge three more businesses (or neighbors!) to participate.

If you are in need of supplies, Keep Blount Beautiful can provide trash bags, litter pickers, gloves, and safety vests.

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Earth Day Recycling
Apr
27
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. This is a drive through event to collect hard-to-recycle materials for proper recycling or reuse.

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.

Shred It: Secure documents for shredding. Please consider a $5 donation if you want to use shredding services.

Keep Blount Beautiful:
Reusable bags in good condition
Unwanted T-Shirts with no rips or stains

KARM: Clothing and shoes in good condition

My Frugal Home:
Fabric
Batting
Used candles
Hard-cover Reader’s Digests
Lighting sconces and globes
Chandeliers
Magnets
Craft supplies
Seeds
Gardening supplies
Straws
Coffee mugs
Solid wood doors (NOT hollow core)

Maryville Lions Club: Eyeglasses

Blount County Fire Dept: Children's coats in good condition

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Invasive Plant Removal
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Invasive Plant Removal

Join Keep Blount Beautiful, Little River Watershed Association Blount County Soil Conservation District, and Tuckaleechee Garden Club for an invasive plant removal along the Townsend Riverwalk and Arboretum! The invasive plants will include privet, honeysuckle, mimosa, and multifloral rose.

Parking is available for volunteers at Campground Church (corner of 321 and Tuckaleechee Pike). Be sure to wear sturdy shoes/boots and bring work gloves. Standard gloves will be available if needed. Water and snacks will be provided by the Tuckaleechee Garden Club.

Please register! https://forms.gle/FRaZoCBt7jrg4Te66

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DASH for Trash at Round 6 Brewing
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

DASH for Trash at Round 6 Brewing

Join us for DASH for TRASH on May 11th from 11am-1pm at Round 6 Brewing! This event is a part of the 2019 Great American Cleanup, a national initiative to encourage residents to take action and improve and beautify their community.

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. Winners will receive $1 off all pints!

Keep Blount Beautiful will provide litter pickers, gloves, trash bags, and safety vest for all participants. Lunch will be provided at 12pm after the cleanup.

Register for DASH for TRASH.

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Pint Night at Tri-Hop Brewery
May
30
5:00 PM17:00

Pint Night at Tri-Hop Brewery

Join us at Tri-Hop Brewery on Thursday, May 30th for a Pint Night benefiting Keep Blount Beautiful! $1 of each beer sale will go towards programs and events that promote a clean, green, and beautiful Blount County.

Bingo starts at the brewery at 7pm. Fai Thai food truck will be set up outside.

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EarthFest 2019
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

EarthFest 2019

  • Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboetum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

EarthFest is an annual Earth Day celebration for all ages with several green objectives: provide family-friendly (pets included) environmental education, support our sustainable local marketplace, showcase responsible environmental leadership, and demonstrate low- to zero-waste principles. Join us again this year for engaging speakers & demonstrators, a vibrant youth area, live music, food trucks, and craft beer!


For more information about EarthFest, visit their website at http://www.knox-earthfest.org/

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Town of Louisville Cleanup
Apr
13
8:30 AM08:30

Town of Louisville Cleanup

Join the Town of Louisville and Keep Blount Beautiful on Saturday, April 13th at the Town of Louisville Town Hall for a community cleanup of Louisville from 8:30AM-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 Town of Louisville Town Hall at 8:30AM for a brief introduction and to gather supplies. At 9AM everyone will then make their way through Louisville, picking up litter they see along the way. After the cleanup, volunteers can meet back at Town Hall for lunch.

This event is open to everyone so bring your family, friends, and neighbors! 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. Lunch will be provided by the Town of Louisville.

Signup Here!

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April Litter Committee
Apr
3
4:00 PM16:00

April 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 Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, 217 S Rankin Rd in Alcoa (by First Tennessee/Post Office, across the street from Food City) to clean Rankin and Hall Roads.

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Friendsville Community Cleanup
Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Friendsville Community Cleanup

Join Keep Blount Beautiful on Saturday, March 30th 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.

Signup Here!

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Townsend Community Cleanup
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Townsend Community Cleanup

Join Keep Blount Beautiful on Saturday, May 23rd 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.

Be sure to register!

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DASH for TRASH
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

DASH for TRASH

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR LATER THIS SPRING.

Join us for DASH for TRASH on March 9th from 11am-1pm at Round 6 Brewing! 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.

DASH for TRASH is a family friendly speed-clean to see who can pick up the most trash in an hour! 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.

Please register if you plan to attend!

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Electronic Recycling with Ecyclers USA
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Electronic Recycling with Ecyclers USA

Ecylers USA is hosting an electronics recycling event on Saturday, March 9th at First Baptist Maryville Church. The purpose of this event is to reduce electronic waste in the landfill. Bring old, broken, or outdated electronics to be safely recycled.

All electronics are accepted.

$5 fee applies to CRT monitors and TVs. Cash or check only.

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March Litter Committee
Mar
6
4:00 PM16:00

March 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. This month we will be cleaning Hall and Rankin Roads in Alcoa!

When: Wednesday, March 6th
Where: First Tennessee Bank, 112 S Hall Rd, Alcoa
Time: 4pm-5pm

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Litter Committee
Feb
13
4:00 PM16:00

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 will be meeting at Bicentennial Park in Maryville (by the Library bridge). There is free parking across the street from the park.

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Litter Committee
Jan
9
4:00 PM16:00

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!

Meet at Bicentennial Park to clean up the park, greenway and nearby streets.

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December Litter Committee
Dec
5
4:00 PM16:00

December 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, meet us at Springbrook Park, 1561 Dalton St. Alcoa at 4pm.

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Breakfast with Santa
Dec
1
8:30 AM08:30

Breakfast with Santa

  • New Providence Presbyterian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Junior Service League of Maryville is hosting the annual Breakfast with Santa. This is a fundraiser for Toys for Blount County, Kits for Kids, and Kicks for Kids. There will be actives for kids, photos with Santa, and breakfast.

Keep Blount Beautiful will be at Breakfast with Santa making recycled holiday decorations.

Tickets for this event can be purchased on the Junior Service League Facebook Page.

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Arconic Cleanup
Nov
16
11:00 AM11:00

Arconic Cleanup

Join Keep Blount Beautiful and Arconic for a litter pickup at Arconic South Plant, on the corner of Hall and Bessemer. 

All supplies for the litter pickup will be provided by KBB

Be sure to let us know if you will be there!
865.681.4809 
kbbamericorps@gmail.com

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Pellissippi National Recycling Day
Nov
15
10:30 AM10:30

Pellissippi National Recycling Day

  • 2731 West Lamar Alexander Parkway Friendsville, TN 37737 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Keep Blount Beautiful will be at Pellissippi College’s National Recycling Day event! Stop by our table and learn about what we do, and what you can do to help!

Be sure to ask us about upcoming volunteering opportunities, or how we can help you organize your own litter pickup.

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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), 356 Sanderson St. Alcoa. We will be cleaning Rankin Rd in Alcoa.

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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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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.)

Fundraising Flyer- Keep Blount Beautiful-1.png
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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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