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Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful / Live Well Council Bluffs

Recycle Your Shoes to Benefit 
Live Well Council Bluffs and
Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful

April 22 - May 13

Each year over 600 million pair of shoes end up in landfills. By re-purposing your matching pairs of shoes through this recycling drive you are helping the environment and raising funds for our organization.

Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful merges with Live Well Council Bluffs

In April 2013, the Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful Board of Directors voted to merge with Live Well Council Bluffs thereby expanding our mission to now encompass: healthy eating, active living and beautification. The Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful brand will still exist functioning as programs within Live Well Council Bluffs. The organization's new mission is to create healthy people and healthy places. We will work to bring the community together to collectively implement strategies that improve access to nutritious foods, increase opportunities for physical activity, create pedestrian and bicycle friendly streets that promote clean neighborhoods and parks.   www.livewellcouncilbluffs.com

Become a Partner of 
Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful
and Live Well Council Bluffs

Please support our efforts to keep our community clean and healthy. Your contribution helps Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful implement programs in litter prevention, waste reduction and beautification.  

Click here for more information.

Thanks to our Supporters  


Synchronicity, Inc.

Chad and Gina Primmer


Backyard Tree Experts
Keithley Investment Group, LLC
R.J. Nelson Company, Inc.
Brocker, Karns & Karns, Inc.
Investment Centers of America, Inc.
Keenan's Glass Station
Casino Cab
Gina Schochenmaier
Linda Rhatigan
Overton Law Office
Verne Welch

Make your next event greener by using Clear Stream portable recycling containers. Call the Council Bluffs Recycling Center for more information at 328-4985 or click for the web site link.

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Clean Sweep

Join this city-wide litter pick up event
Tuesday, May 13
Bayliss Park

Register as an individual or as part of a group for Clean Sweep, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Bayliss Park in downtown Council Bluffs.  Clean up starts at 5:30 p.m. There will be hot dogs served after the clean up at approximately 7:00 p.m. The rain date is Wednesday,May 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Pre-register here.

10th Annual
Lake Manawa Clean-Up Day
Sunday, May 4
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Shelter #6

Wear appropriate, protective clothing (long sleeves for some areas), good shoes, insect repellent and sunscreen.  

CURB Grants Announced

Congratulations to the North Broadway Neighborhood Alliance, Locust Lodge, Lincoln Fairview, Fairmount Park, 7th Street and Kanesville-Tinley Neighborhoods for being awarded CURB grants.  Projects will range from sidewalk repair, landscaping, retaining wall repair, community gardens and other enhancements that will vastly improve the appearance and safety of neighborhoods!

Before and After photos of a CURB project.

Click here for more information.

Green is more than a color at Iowa Western. It's a way of life. As an academic institution and community leader, we are setting the pace by incorporating sustainable practices throughout our campus - and by tailoring educational opportunities toward the "Green Industry" and the many rewarding new career paths it affords.

Recycle More in Council Bluffs
You can now recycle #1 - #5 plastic containers and cartons. Recycle on the curb:
  • On Green Weeks with plastic and metal containers
  • In the drop-off containers around town
  • At the Recycling Center.


Adopt-a-Street is a program offered by Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful that gives local groups the opportunity to help keep Council Bluffs clean by collecting litter and beautifying the streets in the community.
Why Adopt-a-Street?
  • It's an easy way for groups to help the community
  • It makes a visible impact on the local environment
  • It helps build community and civic pride
  • It reduces litter cleanup costs
Click here for more information and to view map of available routes.