More on the Blanco River Kayak Cleanup
In March 2022, KBB received the Dos Equis Waterway Cleanup Month Grant. With these funds, KBB was able to purchase purchase three inflatable double kayaks and four inflatable single kayaks to have a total of ten people on the river. There are several dams along the Blanco River and having more volunteers will allow us to able to tackle the trash in different sections of the river. These inflatable kayaks will be lent out to volunteers (over the age of 21) who want to clean the river along with a life jacket, a litter grabber, and a mesh bag. Items must be returned to KBB and a wrap up report must be submitted to KBB after your event is completed. https://forms.gle/zgy9kTjReDsm1bj4A
Save the Date: April 2, 2022
KBB’s 22nd annual Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off and 15th annual Blanco River Cleanup
Our annual cleanup event is scheduled for April 2, 2022. Volunteers need to fill out the registration form before March 11 to be guaranteed a 2022 t-shirt and those who sign up late will be assigned to a team at the event. If you are interested in a KBB membership please call Ms. Martin (830-833-4720) or email email@example.com in order for the name of your company to be placed on the back of this year’s KBB t-shirt, please send in forms and checks by March 17. Citizens who need assistance during the upcoming Trash-Off event can sign up for KBB’s curbside pickup service at City Hall or click here.
We can’t wait to make and keep Blanco beautiful with everyone on April 2, 2022!
2022 City of Blanco Trash-Off Event
The City of Blanco will also be hosting their Trash-Off event in conjunction with KBB’s April 2 event. The City Street Yard located at 455 Jones Avenue will be open to city residents on the following dates/times: Monday- Friday, March 28 through April 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. A voucher will be required for entrance to the City Yard during the week and can be picked up at City Hall.
Blanco County Household Waste Collection Day is April 23
This event is open to all Blanco County residents. For questions, call Blanco Commissioner Paul Granberg at (830) 385-4195.
Blanco County HWCE flyer (PDF)
Photos of some of our past trash-off events:
Here’s a list of recommended hashtags for our events this year:
#KeepBlancoBeautiful #BeautifyBlanco #Blanco #DoBeautifulThings #GAC #DMWTTO #KeepTexasBeautiful #KeepAmericaBeautiful #BeautifyTx #TrashTag
Please use these hashtags on social media and tag us on Facebook!
KBB and the City of Blanco have spring cleanup events that KBB’s annual Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off and Blanco River Clean-Up on Sat., April 10, 2021. The event will begin at Bindseil Park at 9 a.m. and social distancing guidelines will be followed to remain safe; safety comes first. “Your health and safety are our number one priority at TxDOT and Keep Texas Beautiful. At this time, KTB is promoting cleanups for individuals, members of the same household or small groups (size dependent on your local government guidelines). Please follow all local, county, and state guidance, KTB reminds Texans to stay safe when choosing to go outside and clean up your communities,” states the Keep Texas Beautiful website. This event is possible with the support of KAB, KTB, and the City of Blanco. Volunteer groups for the event are asked to register prior to the event. Please register for the event by filling out the registration form online at https://permission.click/PpQea/us. One can also call Retta Martin, KBB executive director, at 830-833-4720 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Volunteers need to fill out the registration form before March 26 and those who sign up late will be assigned to a team at the event. The city and county will both be hosting Trash-Off events during the month of April as well. That information will be provided when available. We are looking forward to cleaning up the city with you!
City Yard Hours for the City of Blanco's Trash Off event:
Monday-Friday, April 5-9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 10, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
City workers/volunteers will be at the yard on Sat. to help citizen. If you need assistance, there will be a sign up sheet at City Hall.
***THIS IS FOR CITY OF BLANCO CITIZENS ONLY***
**A COUNTYWIDE HOUSEHOLD CLEANUP DAY WILL FOLLOW ON APRIL 24**
Citizens who need assistance during the upcoming Trash-Off event can sign up for KBB’s curbside pickup service at City Hall or click here.
On 1/12/21, the Blanco County Commissioners Court approved the creation of a county “Adopt a Road” program. Additional information will come shortly. Blanco County Adopt a Road Program
If you are interested in hosting an individual cleanup event please fill this out: https://forms.gle/uhmqtfroXJPznzGF7
From Keep Texas Beautiful: January 18, 2021. Your health and safety are our number one priority at Keep Texas Beautiful. In order to do our part to help reduce the risk of COVID-19, KTB is promoting cleanups for individuals, members of the same household or small groups (size dependent on your local government guidelines). Please follow all local, county, and state guidance. KTB reminds Texans to stay safe when choosing to go outside and clean up your communities. This is an unprecedented time marked by constant change. We encourage you to regularly check the affiliate portal and our social media channels for up to the minute news. During this time, we hope to remain a resource for you. Below you will find a digital toolkit of resources to provide guidance and support in the wake of COVID-19. We appreciate all the work our affiliates and volunteers do to help make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. Please let us know if you have any questions or would just like to connect with us. The KTB team is here to help.
Information for KBB’s Fall Sweep Event:
KBB will be hosting a Fall Sweep Event sponsored by Keep Texas Beautiful. This event is similar to our annual Trash-off event in the spring and will focus on picking up litter around town. We will be posting more information about the event on here. If you or your organization are interested in forming a team for this event, please contact us. Additional information will be available when the event gets closer.