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    Keep Kingsport Beautiful


    Our Mission:

    • To involve the community in responsible solutions for a clean and beautiful environment.

    Our Goals:

    • Reduce Littering
    • Encourage beautification
    • Promote recycling and other environmental improvements
    • Increase public awareness through education and promotion
    • Recognize excellence in environmental and beautification improvements


    • Keep KINGSPORT Beautiful is a joint program of the City of Kingsport and the Kingsport Chamber Foundation.
    • Since Keep KINGSPORT Beautiful was formed in 1980, the program has won more than 80 national, state and other environmental awards!


    • 2021 - No Trash November Winner from Tennessee Department of Transportation
    • 2020 - Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award
    • 2019 - Keep Tennessee Beautiful Award of Excellence
    • 2018 - Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Sustained Excellence Award
    • 2017 – Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Sustained Excellence Award
    • 2017 - Tennessee Department of Transportation and Keep Tennessee Beautiful Award of Excellence
    • 2016 - Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Sustained Excellence Award
    • 2015 - Keep America Beautiful Affiliate of Excellence Award
    • 2015 - Tennessee Department of Transportation and Keep Tennessee Beautiful Award of Excellence
    • 2014 – Keep America Beautiful 1st Place National Affiliate Award
    • 2014 - Keep America Beautiful Innovation Award in Recycling/Waste Reduction for Mobile Education on the Go Classroom
    • 2013 - Keep America Beautiful 2nd Place National Affiliate Award
    • 2012 - Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Distinguished Service Award
    • 2006 – Keep America Beautiful Affiliate of the Year
    • 2005 – 25th Anniversary
    • 2003 – Keep America Beautiful Affiliate of the Year
    • 2000 – Keep KINGSPORT Beautiful name change
    • 1989-2007 – Chipping of the Green
    • 1986 – Tree Fund
    • 1984 – Trashbusters Program Started
    • 1980 – Clean Kingsport Formed

    Keep Kingsport Beautiful
    400 Clinchfield St. Suite 100 Kingsport, TN  37660

    Sharon Hayes, Director

    The Keep Kingsport Beautiful Tree Fund is sponsored by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.  The Tree Fund provides a way for you to make a living tribute in remembrance of a loved one, friend, or special individual.  Contributions to the Tree Fund can be made in any amount and will be combined with other contributions to purchase trees to be planted on public lands in the Kingsport area.  Tree plantings are held twice a year – in the spring and in the fall.  Make contribution checks payable to Keep Kingsport Beautiful.  Please include the name of the person being remembered, and the name of the individuals to receive the personal notification of the contribution, including their mailing address.  Please also include your name and contact information.  Mail contributions to:  Keep Kingsport Beautiful/400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660.

    Each year from May to September, Keep Kingsport Beautiful and Boehm Landscape, Inc. strive to recognize properties which set positive examples for beautification and cleanliness. Keep Kingsport Beautiful has divided the city into different territories and has a volunteer for each of these areas to pick a winning property each month that exemplifies the following qualities: litter-free, well-maintained buildings, well-groomed, good example in neighborhood.

    To nominate a home, business or church in the Kingsport area, e-mail the address and directions to the property to shayes@kingsportchamber.org or call 423-392-8814.

    Supporters of Keep KINGSPORT Beautiful may help to ensure our success by providing monetary donations to support our initiatives and by volunteering to participate in our various activities and programs by joining the Clean Team.

    To become a member/sponsor, simply click here and print the form.  Then, mail the completed form along with a check for the appropriate sponsorship level (as outlined in the form).

    You may also make a donation of any amount by mailing a check to the address listed on the membership form.

    Kingsport Door Prints:

    Keep Kingsport Beautiful offers these Kingsport Door prints for sale!  Doors featured are from area churches, schools, business and historical sites. Prints may be purchased at The Gift Shop at the Kingsport Chamber for $25 each.

    Great American Cleanup litter pickups

    Green & Growing Seminars

    Beautification Awards sponsored by Boehm Landscape, Inc.

    Tree Fund sponsored by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes

    Trashbarrel Paint-In – sponsored by Domtar

    Trashbusters  – sponsored by Domtar Packaging

    Conservation Camp – sponsored by Republic Services



    America Recycles Day

    Saturday in the Gardens (no sponsor)

    City of Kingsport Recycling:

    City of Kingsport Garbage Collection:

    City of Kingsport Brush and Trash Collection:

    City of Kingsport Landfill:

    City of Kingsport Stormwater Utility:


    City of Kingsport Code Enforcement:

    Sullivan County Solid Waste Management:

    Keep TN Beautiful:

    Keep America Beautiful:

    Tennessee Environmental Conference: