87 TONS OF WASTE (WHEW!)
Dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement for 25 years
We removed more than 87 tons of trash, hazardous waste and invasive weeds through our Open Space Cleanups, River Cleanups, Neighborhood Cleanups, and Adopt-A-Spot programs, including KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup and Truckee River Cleanup Day. With help like this, we can start shifting our focus from cleanups to prevention.
200 TREES and 7,000 FLOWERS PLANTED
Nineteen amazing Adopt-A-Park participants, Make A Different Day tree-planting volunteers and a whole community of people looking to heal the hillside and valley after the Caughlin Fire made this happen in 2011-12.
TONS OF PHONE BOOKS, eWASTE RECYCLED
With Phone Book Recycling, we worked with YP Real Yellow Pages to promote yellowpagesoptout.com. In addition, 82.5 tons of electronic waste was recycled/safely disposed of by KTMB volunteers and partners.
10,780 CHRISTMAS TREES RECYCLED
Everyone’s favorite volunteer project, KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling, was funded by a generous $1-for-$1 match from the NV Energy Foundation.
THOUSANDS OF YOUTH ENGAGED
Through KTMB’s Waste Warriors and educational workshops, we reached schools, retreats and community events. And new partnerships with GREENevada and others promise to keep these numbers increasing.
YOU KEEP TRUCKEE MEADOWS BEAUTIFUL
There’s no way we could Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful without your commitment and dedication. We know from reduced trash picked up in 2011-12 and the KTMB Litter Survey that the Truckee Meadows is getting cleaner. THANK YOU! With your continued support in 2012-13, we hope to partner with more KTMB Beautiful Businesses, organizations and individuals to raise awareness, promote education and further prevent littering, illegal dumping and waste in our beautiful home of Northern Nevada.
BEAUTIFUL BUSINESS/COMMUNITY SPONSORS
NV Energy Foundation · Wells Fargo · Waste Management Recycle America · Allied Nevada Gold · Barrick Gold Corp. · Signature Landscapes · Whole Foods Market · YP Real Yellow Pages · IGT · John Ascuaga’s Nugget · SaveMart · Hobey’s Restaurant & Casino · Wilks Radio · Reno Type · City of Reno · City of Sparks · City of Sparks Community Service · John Ben Snow Memorial Trust · Hawkins Foundation · Sun Valley General Improvement District · Truckee River Fund · Washoe County Health District · Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space · Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
Previous annual reports
- Annual Report 10-11
- Annual Report 09-10
- Annual Report 08-09
- Annual Report 07-08
- Annual Report 06-07
- Annual Report 05-06
- Annual Report 04-05
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