Paper Shred-a-Thon and Electronics Clean Up – April 5th

Keep Carrollton Beautiful is partnering with The Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch to host a Drive-Up Shred-A-Thon fundraiser Saturday, April 5 at 10am-12noon in the Newman Smith High School front parking lot at 2335 N. Josey.  Avoid identity theft and paper jams by bringing old bills, tax returns, statements and personal documents to be professionally shredded.  Staples and paper clips are okay.

Suggested donations for shredding are $10 for the first box and $5 for other boxes.  Cash only, please.

Proceeds support community service projects and grants of the CFB Rotary Club.  Assisting will be the student Rotary Clubs from NSHS and Brookhaven College.

For more information, visit www.cfbrotary5810.org

ELECTRONICS EWASTE Company will also be on hand to pick up your electronics. ALL TVs are welcome for no charge. Empty that garage out and save them from the landfill.

Don’t Mess with Texas Clean up Day – APRIL 5th

electronics-pileThe Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off serves as Texas’ signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program, held annually from March 1 through May 31.

The Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off is part of the partnership between Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation. Participants can receive trash bags, volunteer giveaways, promotional items, and more.

Start organizing your group or company and plan for a day of cleaning. Other days may be selected from March to May. Contact Cathy at cathysphr@verizon.net to tell us what you are interested in cleaning up in Carrollton. Areas will be assigned based on interest.

WHAT CAN I DO TO PARTICIPATE?

1)     Organize your HOA, Neighbors, Scout Troops, Friends to clean up your streets, parks, or a house that needs some TLC. Supplies will be provided by Keep Carrollton Beautiful

2)     Clean out your garage/office/home and bring us all of your old electronics for ECYCLING. Details below on drop off location. Commercial donations are welcome. Do not have to be a resident of Carrollton.

3)     Identify a heavy graffiti –ridden area and paint over it with supplies provided by Keep Carrollton Beautiful. (We need some advance notice to get you paint supplies)

4)     Organize a craft party with kids and have them make things from recyclable things such as water bottles, egg crates, toilet paper rolls, etc. Need ideas….just Google it and you find millions of ideas. Post your picture on Keep Carrollton Beautiful‘s facebook and you might win a prize or get featured in the newspaper.

5)     Look for yards that use Smartscaping plants and nominate them for the Yard of the Month. We will feature them on our website and enter them to local newspaper.

6)     Start saving batteries, light bulbs, plastic bags and recycle them at area stores like Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, and most grocery stores. Look for details for our plastic recycling event.

What’s Available: We will provide garbage bags, gloves, pickers for clean up events. Bring all electronics to recycle and save our landfills. Come by and sign up for our email list and we will give you a reusable grocery bag while supplies last. Location will be announced soon.

We will be set up on April 5th from 10:00am to 12:00 along side our ELECTRONICS EWASTE company to collect your electronics. Other groups are making arrangements to pick up slides before or after event. We are flexible – let us know your needs to set up an event.

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Adopt-A-Spot

Keep Carrollton Beautiful’s Adopt-A-Spot program provides local businesses, civic organizations and other groups the opportunity to make an impact on the cleanliness and appearance of our community. By accepting the responsibility and leadership of the adopted “spot”, the group is not only increasing awareness of litter issues and the impact of beautification efforts, but is also publicly demonstrating a positive behavior of local pride and ownership of Carrollton.

All across the country, similar litter reduction campaigns have been implemented and proven to be very successful. Some of the advantages gained are: reducing the cost of litter removal, advertising and team building, instilling community pride and awareness, beautifying, and allowing City maintenance crews to perform other needed tasks.

Adopt-A-Spot is a voluntary program to involve citizens in maintaining and beautifying Carrollton. Anyone may participate by volunteering to Adopt-A-Spot in Carrollton and pledging to maintain it for one year or longer. Any “spot” (with the exception of medians) within the city limits not currently maintained, may be adopted, with special attention to those places that appear neglected.

Follow these steps to Adopt-Your-Spot:

Select a spot appropriate to the capabilities and size of your group, either we can provide a location or where you see the greatest need or close to your physical location.
Maintain your “spot” for a minimum commitment of one year; cleaning it at least once a quarter with one cleanup date falling on the Great American Cleanup of that year
Submit periodic photos of your group with your sign to reflect your group maintaining the “spot”.

Email boardlist@kcbadmin.org with your contact information and desired location.

We look forward to joining with you to make Carrollton litter free.