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Keep Texas Beautiful Announces Recycling Grant Winners
News Release
Wednesday, September 05, 2018

KTB awards five local affiliates through the 2018 Recycle 2 Support Recycling Grant Program

AUSTIN - Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has partnered with Recycle 2 Support to award five affiliate communities with the first ever 2018 Recycle 2 Support Recycling Grants. This year’s grantees include Keep Chandler Beautiful, Keep Smithville Beautiful, Keep Pearland Beautiful, Keep Waco Beautiful and Keep Farmers Branch Beautiful.

Grants will provide the five affiliate communities with the monetary assistance they need to help strengthen their local recycling programs. Learn how each affiliate will be utilizing their grant monies and what their goals for this project are:

• Keep Chandler Beautiful, will use the grant to grade and pave a 400 square foot area on a major street of the town, to help make room for a paper and plastic roll off container and aluminum collection bin.

• Keep Smithville Beautiful plans to use their grant award to provide needed updates to their local recycling center and, in turn, encourage recycling efforts within their community.

• Keep Pearland Beautiful is focusing their efforts on their schools, implementing small and large bins in cafeterias and classrooms, replacing old and broken receptacles and beginning new recycling programs in schools without a current recycling program.

• Keep Waco Beautiful plans to purchase three glutton blue recycling stations, equipped with four separate sorting areas to enhance recycling and food waste disposal collection at the local farmers market.

• Keep Farmers Branch Beautiful will use the grant money to help fund a series of activities to kick-off its textile recycling program and provide communications and outreach materials to get the community involved in the program.

The winners are passionate about initiating and developing recycling programs within their communities to help keep their communities clean and beautiful. KTB applauds the efforts of all applicants who are addressing the need for increased recycling in their communities.

“We hope to create awareness of the need for recycling initiatives in Texas and will strive to continue to provide opportunities, tools and resources for our Texas communities,” said Sara Nichols, Program Director for KTB.

These grants were made possible by Recycle 2 Support, a company that provides recycling opportunities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. KTB is proud to partner with organizations like Recycle 2 Support, who help us further our mission to inspire and empower Texans to keep our communities clean and beautiful.

“We are proud to support these Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates that are working to build stronger, more robust recycling programs,” said Tammy Wallace, Chief Operating Office of Recycle 2 Support.

To learn more about KTB resources and current grant opportunities, visit

About Keep Texas Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful is a network of dedicated Texans working together to make our state the best place to live, work and play. We equip local partners and affiliates with the tools they need to build vibrant, engaged communities. Founded in 1967, Keep Texas Beautiful has over 50 years of experience deploying resources for local clean-up, recycling and youth engagement efforts. Everything we do is focused on mobilizing volunteers to take action across the state. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we lead nearly 400 affiliates and reach 19 million Texans annually. We are proudly based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @keeptxbeautiful.

About Recycle 2 Support
Recycle 2 Support is a Dallas-based recycling company that has been involved in the recycling of textiles and household items since 1986. We are diligently working to raise awareness of how the apparel and textile industry is wastefully using natural resources, emitting toxic chemicals, and taking up 5% of all landfill space. Learn more at

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