Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful / Live Well Council Bluffs

Creek Top Community Gardens
Plots Available!

Council Bluffs' largest Community Garden is on Avenue B and 12th Street.   Applications are now available here.   


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.

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.

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.


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.
CURB Grant Deadline 
Extended to March 16th

Transform your block or neighborhood area through CURB. This is an exciting program administered by Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful/ Live Well Council Bluffs that awards neighborhoods or neighborhood blocks the opportunity to receive up to $15,000 to makeover their block through home improvement projects that are visible from the curb. Application and more information here

Shoe Recycling is BACK

Recycle your old shoes. Find out more here.

Clean Sweep
Tuesday, May 12th

Be a part of the tradition!  Clean Sweep starts at 5:30 p.m. in Bayliss Park.  There will be hot dogs and chips served after the clean up (approximately 7:00 p.m.). The rain date is Wednesday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Prizes for most litter collected, most unique item found and team spirit!

Register your group or just yourself here. This helps us know where to send groups for clean up and how many people to expect! 

Thanks to our sponsors:

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.