Keep Garland Beautiful

Free Compost/Gardening Class Scheduled for Sat., Aug. 2

Don't bag your leaves.  Compost them!  Compost is one of the best ways to amend your soil for the planing and growing season.  Most importantly, composting keeps organic waste out of the landfill and returns valuable fertilizer to the earth.  As it adds nutrients to the soil, it improves soild structure and increases the ground's ability to hold water.  Compost is super easy---come learn how!

Garland Environmental Waste Services  and Keep Garland Beautiful will host the spring Compost 101 class on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 1434 Commerce St.

Training will include instructions on compost ingredients, benefits of building healthy soil using compost, how to manage the compost pile and hands-on demonstration to build a compost pile.  Attendees will be eligible for door prize drawings for compost bins.

Class is open to Garland residents and class size is limited to 50.  Registration is required by July 30.
Register early!  Click here for registration form or call 972-205-3500 to sign up.

Keep Garland Beautiful

Keep Garland Beautiful is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to create a clean, beautiful, litter-free Garland through education, public awareness and community involvement.   Our community outreach programs help adult citizens and young people better understand why litter is a problem and how they can play an active role in litter prevention and removal and community beautification.

KGB is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is a division of the City of Garland Environmental Waste Services Department.  KGB, an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful, is an award-winning state and national program.

KGB sponsors the annual Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off in the spring and the Fall Trash Bash. 

Click here for a link to the Fall Trash Bash Registration Form.

KGB also supports the annual Healthy Living Expo. You can reach us at 1434 Commerce St. Garland, TX 75040, 972-205-3769, or

Volunteers are ALWAYS needed and welcome.  Call 972-205-3769 or today for more information about volunteer opportunities.