Eco-Lunch & Learn

Environmental education can have a positive impact in any setting. For individuals and businesses looking to engage in environmental education the Eco Lunch & Learn is a perfect tool to get the message out that it is easy being green.

Electronic Recycling

Electronic recycling events are held twice a year.  Once in April in participation with Earth Day and again in October as part of Household Hazardous Waste Day.  Click here to see acceptable items. 

Housing Rehab Program

Each year PatCO Construction, Keep Temple Beautiful, LULAC, and Citizens For Progress identify a dilapidated house in the City of Temple to renovate with the help of volunteers.

Make A Difference Day

Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others -- a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate. 


The Adopt-a-Street program gives local groups the opportunity to take ownership over a public street in Temple.

Put It Here

The Put It Here campaign encompasses several projects. Schools and clubs may register to clean up public areas, neighborhoods, or campuses.

Dont Mess With Texas

Dont Mess With Texas is a statewide campaign aimed at preventing littering and keeping Texas litter- free. They hold multiple events each year to engage communities in litter control and awareness.

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Great American Clean-up

Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program, takes place annually from March 1 through May 31, and involves an estimated 3 million volunteers and attendees nationwide. 


The City of Temple encompasses parks, gardens and trails. These areas provide our community with an enhanced quality of life through recreational spaces, picnic spots, exercise opportunities, and community gathering areas.​

Texas Recycles Day

Texas Recycles Day is a statewide public awareness campaign that aims to educate Texans on the environmental and economic benefits of waste reduction and recycling. Its success served as the model for the development of America Recycles Day.

Waste In Place

Waste in Place is a resource guide for educators to use with Pre-K to 6th grade students created by Keep America Beautiful. The guide is used to help students learn about litter prevention, beautification and community greening, recycling, and managing solid waste.

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Waterway Clean-ups

The Texas Waterway Cleanup Program helps communities and organizations establish waterway cleanups and litter prevention activities to improve and maintain the quality of surface water.


What started out as a pilot program in 1985 has now grown into a nationally-recognized program across the world, and it was just 25 years ago when the first stretch of roadway was adopted in Texas. We salute the thousands of volunteers who make a difference and keep our roadway clean and beautiful!

One Stop Drop Offs

The one day event allows community members the opportunity to responsibly recycle items for reuse while supporting local charities, organizations and businesses.