Keep Houston Beautiful

Keep Houston Beautiful Keep Houston Beautiful provides resources and education to inspire individuals and Houston communities toward greater environmental stewardship.
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It is the city’s leading organization in litter reduction, beautification and recycling education.

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Today is National Get Outside and Play Day! How are you going to enjoy the great outdoors on this beautiful Saturday? #p...
11/07/2020

Today is National Get Outside and Play Day! How are you going to enjoy the great outdoors on this beautiful Saturday?

#play #outside
#enjoytheoutdoors
#dontlitter #recycle
#KeepHoustonBeautiful

Great advice about those leftover pumpkins from Halloween!
11/03/2020

Great advice about those leftover pumpkins from Halloween!

Don't trash that #pumpkin! 🎃☠️

Over 1.5 BILLION pounds of pumpkin are produced each year in the United States (mostly for #Halloween) — but only about one-fifth get eaten! 😲

Most pumpkins go straight to the #landfill where they decompose and emit #methane — a #greenhousegas with more than 20 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide.

🥧 Consider cooking some delicious pumpkin recipes instead, feeding it to wildlife (as long as it's not seasoned or full of wax!), or composting!

#recycleright #happyhalloween #pumpkinpatch #compost #compostable #reuse

#Repost @greencityrecycler with @make_repost・・・95% of all textiles can be recycled but every year over 21 billion pounds...
11/02/2020

#Repost @greencityrecycler with @make_repost
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95% of all textiles can be recycled but every year over 21 billion pounds of textiles are thrown away in the United States. Out of that 95% of the recyclable textiles, 45% can simply be reused, 30% can be turned into wiping cloths, and 20% can be recycled into new items.
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#textilerecycling #texas #greencity #sustainableliving #textilewastemanagement #greencityrecycler #greentexas #texasrecycles

Keep Houston Beautiful's cover photo
11/02/2020

Keep Houston Beautiful's cover photo

Abandoned tires wreak havoc in our communities. We have found some of the more creative solutions for used tires. Check ...
11/02/2020

Abandoned tires wreak havoc in our communities. We have found some of the more creative solutions for used tires. Check it out!

When you purchase new tires, you can pay a fee to have your old ones recycled right there at the tire shop. But if you have old tires around your house and you’re wondering what to do with them, maybe there’s still some life in them. Check out these creative ways to re-use old tires, such as turning them into furniture, swings, or yard and garden planters and art.
https://earth911.com/home-garden/take-these-8-creative-ways-to-repurpose-tires-out-for-a-spin/

Newsflash...this is the only planet we have. So let’s #leaveitlikeyouloveit ! Are you recycling? Do you need help with r...
10/29/2020

Newsflash...this is the only planet we have. So let’s #leaveitlikeyouloveit !

Are you recycling? Do you need help with recycling? How about neighborhood clean-ups?

KHB is here to help. Call or email us today and see how we can protect the planet together!
832.834.6105 or [email protected]

#keephoustonbeautiful
#cleanstateofmind
#recycle #dontlitter
#dontlethoustongotowaste

Here’s a Fantastic yard tip that will make a huge difference with one of our most precious resources, too!
10/28/2020

Here’s a Fantastic yard tip that will make a huge difference with one of our most precious resources, too!

Did you know 💭 that grass is dormant & doesn't need watering during the winter? Turn off your automatic sprinkler & save 💲 on your💧bill! 😁👍💦#WaterWednesday #WinterSprinklerShutoff #ValueWater

PPE belongs on your face, and then the trash can. PPE litter is wreaking havoc in our community for both the people who ...
10/28/2020

PPE belongs on your face, and then the trash can. PPE litter is wreaking havoc in our community for both the people who live here, and our wild life as well. Please #dontlethoustongotowaste.

#maskup #cleanup
#KeepHoustonBeautiful
#leaveitlikeyouloveit #litterisharmful

We are sharing this for our friends with Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation. This is an exciting opportunity f...
10/27/2020

We are sharing this for our friends with Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation. This is an exciting opportunity for all of the awesome educators in our community!

#environmental #literacy
#education

Have a say in the #parksandtrailsplan in Pct 2.
10/23/2020

Have a say in the #parksandtrailsplan in Pct 2.

Help us create the 2021 Precinct 2 #ParksAndTrailsPlan that will outline how the parks and trails system will best serve the diverse communities in #Precinct2.✨ Let us know your thoughts by filling out our survey at www.pct2parksandtrails.com. 🙌

#Repost @dontmesstexas with @make_repost・・・It’s World Statistics Day! Did you know approximately 362 million pieces of l...
10/22/2020

#Repost @dontmesstexas with @make_repost
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It’s World Statistics Day! Did you know approximately 362 million pieces of litter accumulate on Texas roadways every year? This is one stat we’d like to see change next year! #WorldStatisticsDay #dontmesswithtexas

4.5 pounds a day? What are we trashing that we could be recycling? Take the pledge today. And don’t forget to download t...
10/22/2020
Take The Pledge - Keep America Beautiful

4.5 pounds a day? What are we trashing that we could be recycling? Take the pledge today. And don’t forget to download the Recycle Coach App to help you with your recycling in Houston.

The national recycling rate has increased over the past 30 years. The current recycling rate is 34%. For America Recycles Day 2020, I pledge to: TAKE THE PLEDGE! & SHARE THE PLEDGE!

Can we get a high five for it being Friday? We hope you have a treerific weekend!🌳
10/16/2020

Can we get a high five for it being Friday? We hope you have a treerific weekend!🌳

It’s going to be a great Saturday in Midtown!
10/15/2020

It’s going to be a great Saturday in Midtown!

EDIT: Due to Hurricane Delta, this event has been postponed until October 17th (next Saturday!)
Join us and our partners for a Community Clean-Up this Saturday, October 10th 9AM-11AM at Boynton Chapel UMC-Houston! (Face masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizing will be required). Hope you can join! Thanks to Midtown Houston, Harris County Precinct One, Keep Houston Beautiful, Houston ToolBank, Boynton Chapel UMC-Houston, Northern Third Ward Neighborhood Implementation Project, and Change Happens

10/15/2020
Recycle RIGHT H-town!

We’re talking about recycling today. Check out the mini video our interns made this past summer. You can recycle anywhere! Need a reusable recycle bag for your kitchen or car? Send us a request at [email protected] and we’ll send you one!

Biggest of thanks to our community partner, Coca-Cola Southwest for their continuous support of our Recycle RIGHT H-town program!

In celebration of #worldanimalmonth we are going to dedicate Wednesdays in October to beautiful animals around the globe...
10/14/2020

In celebration of #worldanimalmonth we are going to dedicate Wednesdays in October to beautiful animals around the globe. What’s your spirit animal? Post a pic in the comments below!

#animalprotection
#animalsandtheenvironment
#KeepHoustonBeautiful

Don’t forget! It’s coming up this weekend. We're excited to share with you the upcoming FREE E-Waste Recycling Event to ...
10/13/2020

Don’t forget! It’s coming up this weekend. We're excited to share with you the upcoming FREE E-Waste Recycling Event to be held at Ellington Air Force Base in the Clear Lake Area, Saturday, October 17th. This is the safest way to discard and recycle your used electronics and so much more! Help us out and share the news. Big thanks to Houston City Council Member Dave Martin for his support of this event, and of course also to our friends at City of Houston Solid Waste Management for all of their help as well.

#ewasterecycling
#KeepHoustonBeautiful

Who knew mushrooms could be so spooky? 🤔👻🎃
10/11/2020

Who knew mushrooms could be so spooky? 🤔👻🎃

The worlds spookiest mushrooms ... 👀

Take a look at the news coverage with KPRC2 Mario Diaz as he helps us shed light on this serious problem we face daily t...
10/09/2020
Illegal dumping in Houston: The challenge and who is investigating?

Take a look at the news coverage with KPRC2 Mario Diaz as he helps us shed light on this serious problem we face daily throughout our community.

#dontlethoustongotowaste
#cleanstateofmind
#illegaldumpingisacrime
#litterhurtsusall
#KeepHoustonBeautiful

For decades, illegal dumping has been a challenge in Houston’s primarily impacting lower-income communities.

10/08/2020

Be sure to check out the news at 6pm this evening with KPRC2 Mario Diaz as they air our story on illegal dumping in the city. We are so appreciative of the partnership with and assistance of Houston City Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum, District K and Melvin Hopkins with the District L HOT team.

#dontlethoustongotowaste
#illegaldumpingisacrime
#litterhurtsusall
#leaveitlikeyouloveit
#KeepHoustonBeautiful

We want to send a shout out and thanks to Mr. Cardenas who answered our call at 311 today to report this illegal dumpsit...
10/08/2020

We want to send a shout out and thanks to Mr. Cardenas who answered our call at 311 today to report this illegal dumpsite at the corner of a order and Peerless. He was very helpful and we appreciate him! However, we don’t appreciate the lazy and careless dumper who left all of this illegally dumped harmful litter on the ground. This is residential dumped material. If you check out one of the pics, you’ll see styrofoam blocks blocking the drain pipe in the ditch. We will never understand why people do this to their community.
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#illegaldumpingisacrime
#litterhurtsusall
#dontlethoustongotowaste
#keephoustonbeautiful

Keep Houston Beautiful's cover photo
10/07/2020

Keep Houston Beautiful's cover photo

In celebration of #worldanimalmonth we are going to dedicate Wednesdays in October to beautiful animals around the globe...
10/07/2020

In celebration of #worldanimalmonth we are going to dedicate Wednesdays in October to beautiful animals around the globe. What’s your spirit animal? Post a pic in the comments below!

#animalprotection
#animalsandtheenvironment
#KeepHoustonBeautiful

We're excited to share with you the upcoming FREE E-Waste Recycling Event to be held at Ellington Air Force Base in the ...
10/06/2020

We're excited to share with you the upcoming FREE E-Waste Recycling Event to be held at Ellington Air Force Base in the Clear Lake Area, Saturday, October 17th. This is the safest way to discard and recycle your used electronics and so much more! Help us out and share the news. Big thanks to Houston City Council Member Dave Martin for his support of this event, and of course also to our friends at City of Houston Solid Waste Management for all of their help as well.

#ewasterecycling
#KeepHoustonBeautiful

We had a terrific weekend helping with a project in District F lead by Council Member Tiffany Thomas. Community members ...
10/05/2020

We had a terrific weekend helping with a project in District F lead by Council Member Tiffany Thomas. Community members and neighborhood residents joined forces to clean-up an abandoned easement, ridding it of overgrown vegetation, illegal dumping, and random litter.

(First picture L to R: KHB ED Amy Reed, Council Member Tiffany Thomas, HCCC New Commisioner Alan Steinberg)

#dontlethoustongotowaste
#illegaldumpingisacrime
#litterhurtsusall
#leaveitlikeyouloveit
#keephoustonbeautiful

What are your plans for the weekend? Last weekend friends of ours in the community did an awesome job of sprucing  up th...
10/02/2020

What are your plans for the weekend? Last weekend friends of ours in the community did an awesome job of sprucing up the entry way to 5th Ward. It looks beautiful!

BIG Thanks to the volunteers and following groups/leaders who helped make this happen:

Progressive 5th ward community association - (Erica Hubbard); Love positive 8 - non profit (Trish West); Community businesses owner of State farm insurance - (Erwin McGowan); Preciate chair  202 - (Carolyn Wright); and of course our friends with Solid Waste Department with the City of Houston.

#5thward
#wearebettertogether
#beautifyyourworld
#keephoustonbeautiful

More from our day in District K with Vice Mayor Pro Tem Martha Castex-Tatum and Melvin Hopkins, Director of Constituent ...
10/01/2020

More from our day in District K with Vice Mayor Pro Tem Martha Castex-Tatum and Melvin Hopkins, Director of Constituent Services for Field Operations. We saw some beautiful parts of District K, and some not so beautiful ones due to illegal dumping. Some of these sites were across from a beautiful neighborhood park, close to an elementary school, and out in beautiful rural spaces. District K is working hard to eradicate this problem and we are excited to help.

#cleanstateofmind
#dontlethoustongotowaste
#dumpinghurtseveryone
#keephoustonbeautiful

We did a ride along in District K yesterday to check out the illegal dumping carelessly taking place around the communit...
10/01/2020

We did a ride along in District K yesterday to check out the illegal dumping carelessly taking place around the community and to learn about what their HOT Team is doing about it. Dumpers are lazy and careless. To see so much hurting all aspects of our community is upsetting. But to see what @districtkhouston is doing about it is exciting! Stay tuned! More to come.

#dontlethoustongotowaste
#cleanstateofmind
#dumpinghurtseveryone
#leaveitlikeyouloveit
#keephoustonbeautiful

Our friends at Keep Texas Beautiful have some great information in their post about how you can report a litterer and he...
09/28/2020
Report a Litterer | Cleanup | Programs

Our friends at Keep Texas Beautiful have some great information in their post about how you can report a litterer and help protect our roadways from litter and debris. Check it out!

Report a Litterer Even after more than 25 years of the Don’t mess with Texas® campaign, litterbugs still roam the roadways, tossing trash from their car windows and letting litter fly out of their truck beds. We’re talking about cigarette butts, fast food wrappers, and the like. They’re small...

FYI, this is importamt information for Houston area residents. Be sure to check it out and join in for public comments.
09/28/2020
SWMD Long Range Plan

FYI, this is importamt information for Houston area residents. Be sure to check it out and join in for public comments.

The City has created a 20-year solid waste management plan to meet the community’s long-term solid waste needs and protect the environment. Click here to learn more about the City of Houston’s long-range solid waste management plan and its importance to Houston residents and businesses...

We’re looking for superheroes for the environment. That’s right. We’re looking for YOU!Imagine being able to help preven...
09/24/2020

We’re looking for superheroes for the environment. That’s right. We’re looking for YOU!

Imagine being able to help prevent flooding, ridding your community of litter and debris, and prevent H-town from polluting Galveston Bay. All of this can be done in a matter of minutes by joining in on the Name That Drain Contest and adopting your own storm drain to clean up around throughout the year. Don’t worry! You won’t have to climb into the drain. We save that for our mighty superheroes with @houpublicworks . 😎

So what are you waiting for? Adopt your drain at houstonadoptadrain.org and click ‘Naming Contest’. Who knows, you could win a $500 tool kit 🤷

We are excited to be a part of this adventure with @houpublicworks , @houstontoolbank , @volunteer.hou and Council Member @salliealcorn .

#cleannames #cleandrains
#nomorelitter
#keepthebayclean
#keephoustonbeautiful

Hey Houston, we have a problem. A contamination problem that is. Did you know that “wish-cycling” isn’t really helping u...
09/23/2020

Hey Houston, we have a problem. A contamination problem that is. Did you know that “wish-cycling” isn’t really helping us Recycle Right? Check out these recycling tips from our friends at Take Care of Texas and help us to Recycle Right H-town.

#keephoustonbeautiful
#recyclerighthtown
#wishcycling

You're not wish-cycling, are you? Recycling the wrong items can contaminate an entire batch of recycling and damage machinery, thus rendering recycling efforts virtually useless! ♻️

Learn how you can be a responsible recycler: https://takecareoftexas.org/hot-wire/youre-not-wish-cycling-are-you

FYI Houston Residents...#hunkerdownhtown
09/22/2020

FYI Houston Residents...

#hunkerdownhtown

Collection services are temporarily delayed due to Tropical Storm Beta. We are currently monitoring weather and flooding conditions to better serve our residents and safely resume today’s collection.

Please note: Westpark, the Environmental Service Center and Reuse Warehouse are closed for the remainder of today.

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Ten years ago this week the Westbury Community garden sprang to life as part of Keep America Beautiful' s Great American Clean up. Thanks KHB! . #nationalgardeningday
Banks of Brays Bayou at MacGregor Park, 2/25/20
regular haul from a block around my house in Garden Villas neighborhood in Southeast Houston...keep Houston trashy!
Sims Bayou at Reveille park, plastic bottles and polystyrene garbage as far as the eye can see...
Kingspoint Rd at Gulf Freeway
Is there any way to get the city of houston to stop mowing garbage (that could be picked up) into smaller pieces of garbage? I see it happening all over town. (video from at Main and Cleburne)
Thank you KHB for loaning us to the tool to have a successful community cleanup in partnership with YES Prep Lawndale and Greater East End Management District. Together, we de-littered 2 miles of hike and bike trails and lifted 50 trees that was blocking trail access.
Eastwood Park Phase 2 beautification was a huge success thanks to so many members of the local community, Luz del Mundo, Greater East End Management District, many awesome City of Houston employees, and Keep Houston Beautiful. Councilwoman Cisneros was excited to see the renewal of a 1930s park that is very heavily utilized by the local neighborhoods and churches. Looking forward to the next phases.
Windsor Village Singles Ministry Leadership Team beautifying West Orem.
The Shape Community Center and the Blackshear Elementary projects had a great turnout, lots of energy, live music, and fun. The surrounding four blocks had at least 75+volunteers.