Keep Allen Beautiful collected 131 tons of litter and recyclables in 2016 – that’s roughly the same weight as fifty Ford 150 pickup trucks!
Dr. Susan Ponder, chair of the Keep Allen Beautiful (KAB) board, reported on the organization’s efforts during the Feb. 28 council meeting. Successes included:
These efforts earned Keep Allen Beautiful several awards in 2016, including the $250,000 Governor’s Achievement Award from Keep Texas Beautiful. The money will be used for a highway beautification project in Allen.
KAB sponsors environmentally-focused programs and events to promote a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful community. The board is supported by more than 2,500 volunteers and several city staff members from Allen’s waste services division.