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What You Can Do
Keep Allen Beautiful takes great efforts to touch the lives of Allen residents by changing behaviors at home to encourage recycling, water conservation and other practices that have a positive impact on the environment. Find out what you can do to apply KAB principles in your daily living.

Here are ways that you can help take care of Allen:
  • Do not litter
  • Keep household chemicals such as engine oils, paint thinners, and pesticides out of sewers, septic tanks and storm drains; use carefully and dispose of them properly
  • Landscape with native Texas plants
  • Make earth-friendly choices during the holiday season, when waste typically increases 25%
  • Recycle at home, school and work
  • Save water by watering early in the morning or late in the evening

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rebuy!
Call it garbage, solid waste, refuse, or trash...it’s the waste we produce in our homes, schools, and businesses. We throw it into cans and put it out for pickup. Our trash, plus our neighbor’s and everyone else’s, adds up to a massive pile of waste. In fact, each year we generate enough garbage to fill a convoy of trash trucks reaching halfway to the moon! And the convoy grows every year! Just as we contribute to our increasing garbage problem, we can contribute to its solution by Reducing, Reusing, Recycling, and Rebuying.

Follow the 4 R's
  • Reduce…
    • Buy in bulk; Choose products with less packaging
  • Reuse…
    • Bring your own cloth bag to the grocery store; Donate good used items to organizations who will reuse them
  • Recycle…
    • Recycle paper, plastic 1,2,3,4,5,7, metals & glass
  • Rebuy…
    • Buy products made from recycled materials

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