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We will meet at TownCenter Park at on Saturday, April 22, at 8:00 a.m., divide into teams, and pick up litter all around our city. We would love for you to join us! Volunteers should meet back at the park for lunch at noon to celebrate our hard work to keep Kennedale beautiful!

Register as a Volunteer!
8:00 a.m.: Check-in, sign waiver, and pick up assignments and equipment
8:20 a.m.: Welcome and Opening
8:30 a.m.: Group Photo
12:00 p.m.: Lunch in TownCenter Park

Those attending need to wear: boots or thick-soled shoes (no flip flops or sandals allowed), gloves, hat, sunscreen, bug repellant

KKB will provide: trash bags, safety vests and trash grabbers

Safety Tips for the event:
  • Work in Teams and use the “buddy system”
  • Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts
  • Wear safety vest at all times
  • Don’t overdo it physically, rest when needed
  • Drink plenty of fluids, bring a water bottle with you
  • Do not overstuff litter collection bags
  • Don’t pick up hazardous materials such as hypodermic needles, sharp objects, animal carcases or other unidentified, questionable objects
  • Do not attempt to move, carry, or bag large heavy objects
  • No pets during the clean-up
  • Do not go onto private property.  Stay within the city right-of-way which means generally between the curb or bar ditch, telephone pole or fence
  • Do not go into the street or center median to pick up litter
  • Do not go into deep bar ditches to retrieve trash.  Only go into areas that you are physically capable and that is safe.  Bar ditches may contain animals that are unseen or sharp objects that may cause injury.  Keep clear of these areas.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact Kelly Cooper at 817-985-2106 or

Keep Texas Beautiful's (KTB) mission is to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. Efforts are focused in three major areas: litter prevention, beautification, and waste reduction.

Keep Kennedale Beautiful (KKB) is a volunteer organization with a very active board (apply). If you'd like to be notified of upcoming volunteer efforts, please email staff liaison Kelly Cooper or call 817-985-2106.

Wilda Turner was featured in a #50YearsofKTB Story

Wilda Turner is a Master Gardener in the Fort Worth Chapter, and is our go-to person for all things plants. Wilda writes a biweekly column, Wilda's Wisdom, for the KKB Facebook page where she shares gardening tips and lighthearted humor. Our local newspaper, the Kennedale News, even picked up her column.
Wilda is a wealth of gardening knowledge and loves to help others get down in the dirt, have fun in nature, and work together to keep Kennedale beautiful. Wilda also maintains a large Adopt-a-Spot, which she keeps crystal clean.

— Written and submitted by Laurie Sanders to the KTB Enews (subscribe here)

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Butterfly Garden Locations

Through the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Mayors' Monarch Pledge, cities are committing to create habitats and educate citizens about how they can help preserve these butterflies. Keep Kennedale Beautiful (KKB) and Mayor Brian Johnson are proud participants in the NWF Mayor's Monarch Pledge, which included issuing vouchers to residents to purchase milkweed and other nectar-producing plants. Thank you to Stegall's Nursery for their generous support of this program, which resulted in 29 new butterfly garden in the City of Kennedale! Click anywhere on the map below to go to an interactive version.

KKB Butterfly Map

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Commission Responsibilities

KKB engages residents and businesses to take greater responsibility for improving the community’s appearance and environment. They also develop and coordinate beautification-related programming, outreach, and events, and serve as the Tree Advisory Board and the Tree City USA liaison. Find out more about serving on a city board.



Free Curbside Recycling of Clothing and Home Goods

It’s estimated that 85% of all clothing ends up in landfills, with only 15% being recycled or donated.Simple Recycling’s goal is to keep millions of pounds of clothing from going to waste. This nationwide program provides residents a convenient way to recycle items that they might normally throw away.

Keep Kennedale Beautiful (KKB) and the City of Kennedale are proud to be the first city in Tarrant County to offer Simple Recycling, a curbside collection program for unwanted clothing and home goods. Service is provided at no cost to residents or the city. To participate, simply place your special green Simple Recycling bags curbside next to your recycling and trash bins (not inside) on Wednesdays and your items will be picked up by a dedicated truck.

Almost half of what is picked up is re-purposed for second-hand consumer use, 30% is converted into cleaning rags and other textiles, and 20% is recycled into post-consumer fiber used in home insulation, carpet padding, and the automotive industry. Only 5% ends up as waste. For more information or to request additional bags, please visit or stop by the City Manager's Office in City Hall (405 Municipal Drive).

Our first pick-up on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, was a huge success with more than 500 pounds of items collected to be repurposed instead of ending up in a landfill. If your donation was not picked up or you have questions about the program, you can call Simple Recycling at 866-835-5068 or contact Kelly Cooper at or 817-985-2106.

Simple Recycling Info
Simple Recycling Información

Board Members

Place Name Term End
1 Cesar Guerra 2017
2 Darlene Winters 2018
3 Vinita Thomas 2017
4 Michael Chandler, Chair 2018
5 Wilda Turner 2017
6 Dora Ann Markle 2018
7 Vickie Chandler, Secretary 2017
8 Laurie Sanders 2018
9 Vacant 2017
Take Care of Texas

Texas A&M Forest Service has compiled answers to some of the most commonly asked questions and problems that arise concerning tree care