Keep Kennedale Beautiful Commission (KKB)

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Simple Recycling No Longer Offering Curbside Service

Unfortunately, Simple Recycling curbside service is no longer available in the City of Kennedale. This was a service that allowed residents to recycle clothing and homegoods by leaving them at the curb for pickup. This change has no effect on the curbside recycling of household waste via the green rolling bins, which is still being offered.

Simple Recycling will continue to pick up items on Wednesday mornings from the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) Mission Store/Food Pantry.  If you have items that are too worn to donate to the Mission Store, place them into an orange Simple Recycling bag and leave them on the FUMC porch that faces Spiller Street. Donations for the Mission Store can be left, instead, on the porch next to the garage that faces 4th Street.

NOTE: Due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, there will not be a "Bring It!" event this fall.

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Regular Meetings

* Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the Regular Meeting schedule. Please always check the calendar for the most current information.

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Purpose and Responsibilities

KKB engages residents and businesses to take greater responsibility for improving the community’s appearance and environment; and develop beautification events, programming, and outreach. The membership of KKB also serves as the Tree Advisory Board and the Tree City USA liaison.

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KKB Commissioners

Place Name Term End
Place 1 Cesar Guerra 2021
Place 2 Darlene Winters 2020
Place 3 Jessica Virnoche 2021
Place 4 Lauren Warn 2020
Place 5 Wilda Turner 2021
Place 6 Kenneth Michels 2020
Place 7 Linda Miller 2021
Place 8 Laurie Sanders, Vice Chair 2020
Place 9 Heather Hicks 2021

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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 Larry Hoover.

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Adopt-a-Spot Volunteers

KKB would like to thank participants in the Adopt-A-Spot Program for their commitment to keeping Kennedale beautiful. During the 2018–19 fiscal year, volunteers spent 289 hours removing over 1,800 pounds of debris from local roadways

Thank you to the following individuals, families, and businesses:

  • The Middleton Family
  • Wilda Turner
  • The Clark Family
  • Emerald Hills Funeral Home
  • Rocking H Ranch
  • The Gilley Family
  • The Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
  • William Daniel
  • The Greenfield Family
  • The Shaikh Family
  • The Taylor Family
  • JM Yeary Automotive
  • Fellowship Academy
  • Khrystell Shelton
  • Mayor Brian Johnson
  • Charlie and Millie Davis
  • The Watkins Family
  • Kennedale Burger Box
  • The Smith Family
  • Rebecca Kissel
  • Able’s Front Porch
  • The Johannsens

Wilda Turner featured in #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 KTB Newsletter (Subscribe)

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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. 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 butterfly gardens in the City of Kennedale!