Our mission is to empower citizens of Athens and Limestone County to take greater responsibility in enhancing their community environment
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful, Inc. (KALB) became a certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in 1977.
The KALB organization sponsors a variety of programs that emphasize litter awareness and control, community recycling, and beautification through education and volunteer opportunities. These efforts are guided by the volunteer members of the KALB Commission and Boards.
How Does KALB Fulfill Its Mission?
Through the work of the KALB Commission and two additional boards, KALB reaches out to the community through education, community action, volunteer opportunities, and the provision of a recycling center that accepts an impressive number of materials. KALB encourages citizens to join our efforts through participation in the many programs offered.
In 1980, the Athens-Limestone Recycling Board was created to oversee the recycling efforts that had grown from an Athens High School Science Club project to a multi-material processing operation.
In 1981, the KALB Commission agreed to establish the Athens-Limestone Beautification Board to oversee green space and beautification projects taking place under the KALB umbrella.