About Us


We provide resources and education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities.


Keep Austin Beautiful, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit service organization governed by a volunteer board of directors, was established by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce in 1985 to preserve Austin’s quality of life.


For Austin to be the cleanest, most beautiful community.

Areas of Focus

Clean - removing litter from neighborhoods, creeks, and public spaces in collaboration with the community while raising awareness about the impact of litter.

Beautify - building vibrant sustainable communities by empowering neighbors to beautify and restore public spaces.

Recycle - cultivating waste reduction practices within the citizenry in order to divert waste from landfills and transition to a zero waste culture.

Educate - leading presentations, service-learning projects, and awareness campaigns to nurture environmental consciousness.

Recognize - honoring the most outstanding environmental efforts of individuals, schools, and organizations.

Annual Report

Financial Responsibility

At Keep Austin Beautiful we pride ourselves on our programming and reinvesting the most of every dollar back into the community. We accomplish this by being responsible stewards in managing our financial resources including being effective and efficient in our operations and having extensive Board of Directors oversight. Learn more about our fiscal responsibility through our audit report

Keep Texas Beautiful Gold Star Affiliate

Keep Austin Beautiful is a proud affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful. The organization has achieved Keep Texas Beautiful Gold Star Affiliate designation. To achieve this status, Keep Austin Beautiful submitted reports, attended a training session, completed a KTB-endorsed activity, and  participated in the Governor’s Community Achievement Awards programs.