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Keep Allen Beautiful

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Keep Allen Beautiful Celebrates 2018 Impact

Photo of volunteers in a wooded area removing a tire from a creek bed.

More than 3,800 volunteers collected litter, planted trees, sorted donations and held contests to foster a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful Allen.

Keep Allen Beautiful (KAB) is a volunteer organization supported by the City of Allen. In a presentation to Allen City Council on March 12, KAB Vice Chair Ryan Smith recounted the group’s 2018 initiatives, including:

  • 324 miles cleaned through KAB’s “Adopt-A” Program. More than 1,600 volunteers participated in 129 cleanups and collected 18,275 lbs. of litter.
  • 2,360 youth and 1,119 adults reached through 71 presentations facilitated by City of Allen waste service educators. In 2018, additional partnerships were added with Allen Public Library and Allen Parks & Recreation to reach new audiences.
  • 257 trees sold during Trees for Allen, an annual program held in conjunction with Allen Parks and Recreation.
  • 238,619 lbs. of materials donated, recycled or properly disposed of during two citywide cleanup events: Allen Recycles Day and Great American Cleanup. Volunteers helped unload more than 2,300 vehicles during the two events.

These efforts helped Allen achieve its second-lowest litter index in 14 years and led to numerous awards, including the Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Recognition and Keep Texas Beautiful award for Sustained Excellence. KAB was also named a Keep Texas Beautiful Gold Star Affiliate.

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