Keep Key West Beautiful
Help us Keep Key West Beautiful (KKWB) by Volunteering! KKWB is a local affiliate of Keep Florida Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful. Our goal is to keep our City beautiful and beautify it even more if possible! KKWB sponsors local cleanups and beautification projects. Some of our programs that you can get involved in include: Adoption Programs, Cigarette Recycling Brigade, Coastal Cleanups, and the Great American Cleanup.
The Adoption Program gives private citizens, businesses, and civic groups and opportunity to support the city-wide anti-litter campaign by selecting an area to maintain and beautify. Locations for adoptions include beaches, roads, neighborhoods, and canals.
Adopted areas are maintained as part of a joint effort to keep our environment clean and healthy and participation in the program is free!
If you were part of the Key West Clean and Green Program, contact us and we will switch you to the new program. For more information or to get involved call 305-809-3776 or send an email to the Coordinator.
As we grow we will be looking to put together an advisory board. If interested please contact the Coordinator:
- Board of Directors: City of Key West City Commission
Adopt-A-Spot Program Information
Volunteers enter into a one-year agreement with The City of Key West, during which they agree to conduct litter removal at least 6 times a year. Many miles of beaches are adopted statewide by various organizations, allowing civic-minded people to make a difference in their communities. This helps protect our environment and way of life in Key West. Even beaches that are cleaned daily by large equipment have a litter so small it is missed.
Volunteers Agree to:
- Adopt a section a spot in Key West
- Dedicate one year to the program
- Follow specified safety regulations
- Remove litter a minimum of four times each year
- Report how much garbage was collected during cleanup (number of garbage bags)
- Turn in a sign-in sheet with volunteer names for each cleanup
KKWB Agrees to:
- Assist with safety meetings
- Pick up litter at specified locations
- Post-Adopt-A-Beach Program sign commending the group
- Provide litter bags and pickers if needed
Current Adopt-A-Spot Partners
- Cuties In Action (CIA)
- Fresh Produce
- Key West Sea Turtle Club
Cigarette Waste Recycling
We are collecting cigarette waste for recycling: butts, ashes, the plastic wrapper, everything but the box (that goes into your regular recycle bin). You collect the waste in whatever way is the easiest for you. When you have 5 to 10 pounds worth, call us and we will pick it up. Next, we print out a free shipping label from TerraCycle, mail it off and bam, they turn the waste into a bench or another plastic wood type item! For every pound collected a $1 is donated to the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Program.