KTMB Beautiful Business

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful provides a way for Northern Nevada businesses to proclaim and practice their commitment to a cleaner, more beautiful place to live and work. There are five partnership levels for the Beautiful Business program, and benefits related to each. Each business can expect a personalized package, taking into account monetary and in-kind... Continue reading


Through the KTMB Beautiful Business program, and through multi-agency partnerships, we facilitate River, Roadway, Open Space and Park adoptions throughout the Truckee Meadows. Started in 1987 by the Biggest Little City Committee to encourage community involvement and pride in our parks, Adopt-A-Park was the seed that started Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, then known as Western... Continue reading

Adopt-A-Spot Roadway

Started in 1994, Adopt-A-Spot is an ongoing cleanup program involving specific stretches of road, intersections, blocks, and corners within Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. Last year our roadway Adopt-A-Spotters spent 700 hours cleaning up the streets of Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. You can be part of this amazing community effort to Keep Truckee Meadows... Continue reading

KTMB Litter Survey

The annual KTMB Litter Survey is linked to a national effort called the Litter Index to rank areas on cleanliness, and provides a starting point for communities launching litter-prevention programs. Volunteers spread out and rate certain areas based on the Keep America Beautiful scale: 1 meaning “virtually no litter”, all the way to 4 indicating... Continue reading

Neighborhood Cleanups

Do you look around your neighborhood and see a lot of trash? Maybe you and your neighbors talk about how messy the area looks and how everyone’s property values are lowered. You are ready for a Neighborhood Cleanup! 1. Gather your neighbors, friends, coworkers, or club. 2. Fill out the KTMB Project Request Form. You’ll... Continue reading

Open Space Cleanups

Thank you to more than 4,300 volunteers who removed nearly 800 tons of trash and invasive weeds from our open spaces since 2006! This year, KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup is scheduled for May 2, 2015.  KTMB began conducting Open Space Cleanups in 2001, organizing and mobilizing groups of volunteers to help preserve and maintain publicly-owned... Continue reading

River Cleanups

For 10 years, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful has organized hundreds of volunteers on the last Saturday in September to clean up trash and help with weed abatement projects in and along the Truckee River. KTMB’s Truckee River Cleanup Day is supported by a generous grant from Truckee Meadows Water Authority’s Truckee River Fund, and we... Continue reading

Waste Warriors

Waste Warriors, the popular long-running educational presentation program of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB), is now on video. Even better, KTMB developed an entire curriculum, including the Waste Warriors video, for educators in Northern Nevada and in compliance with new standards adopted by the Washoe County School District (WCSD). The curriculum will be available through... Continue reading

KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling

We will begin accepting trees on Thursday, December 26th through Sunday, January 12th from 9:00am – 4:30pm daily. Please bring clean trees (no tinsel, lights or stands) to the following three drop-off locations in the Truckee Meadows. Shadow Mountain Sports Complex 3300 Sparks Blvd, Sparks, NV Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd (off of Lakeside Dr), Reno, NV... Continue reading
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