An estimated 85% of clothing ends up in landfills rather than being recycled or donated. Simple Recycling’s goal is to keep millions of pounds of clothing from going to waste. Keep Kennedale Beautiful (KKB) and the City of Kennedale are proud to have been the first City in Tarrant County to offer this nationwide program, which gives residents a convenient way to recycle items that they might normally throw away. Service is provided at no cost to residents or the City. To participate, simply place your Simple Recycling bags curbside near your recycling and trash bins (not inside) on Wednesdays.

For more information, to request additional bags, or to report that your donation was not picked up, visit or call 866-835-5068.

Keep Kennedale Beautiful Responsibilities

KKB engages residents and businesses to take greater responsibility for improving the community’s appearance and environment. They also develop and coordinate beautification-related programming, outreach, and events, and serve as the Tree Advisory Board and the Tree City USA liaison. Find out more about serving on a city board.

View City Code Regarding this Board

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KKB Commissioners

Place Name Term End
Place 1 Cesar Guerra 2019
Place 2 Darlene Winters 2020
Place 3 Vinita Thomas 2019
Place 4 Michael Chandler, Chair 2020
Place 5 Wilda Turner 2019
Place 6 Kenneth Michels 2020
Place 7 Linda Miller 2019
Place 8 Laurie Sanders, Vice Chair 2020
Place 9 Lauren Warn 2019

Keep Texas Beautiful's (KTB) mission is to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. Efforts are focused in three major areas: litter prevention, beautification, and waste reduction.

Keep Kennedale Beautiful (KKB) is a volunteer organization with a very active board (apply). If you'd like to be notified of upcoming volunteer efforts, please email staff liaison Larry Hoover.

Thank You to Our Adopt-a-Spot Volunteers!

Keep Kennedale Beautiful (KKB) Commissioners would like to thank all of our Adopt-A-Spot participants for their commitment to keeping Kennedale beautiful. During the 2017-18 fiscal year, volunteers spent 484 hours removing more than 1,000 pounds of debris from local roadways.

Thank you to the following individuals, families, and businesses:

  • The Middleton Family
  • Wilda Turner
  • HEXPOL Compounding 
  • The Clark Family
  • Emerald Hills Funeral Home
  • Rocking H Ranch
  • The Gilley Family
  • The Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
  • William Daniel
  • The Greenfield Family
  • The Shaikh Family
  • The Taylor Family
  • JM Yeary Automotive
  • Fellowship Academy
  • Khrystell Shelton
  • Mayor Brian Johnson
  • Charlie and Millie Davis

Wilda Turner featured in #50YearsofKTB Story

Wilda Turner is a Master Gardener in the Fort Worth Chapter, and is our go-to person for all things plants. Wilda writes a biweekly column, Wilda's Wisdom, for the KKB Facebook page where she shares gardening tips and lighthearted humor. Our local newspaper, the Kennedale News, even picked up her column.
Wilda is a wealth of gardening knowledge and loves to help others get down in the dirt, have fun in nature, and work together to keep Kennedale beautiful. Wilda also maintains a large Adopt-a-Spot, which she keeps crystal clean.

— Written and submitted by Laurie Sanders to the KTB Enews (subscribe here)

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Butterfly Garden Locations

Through the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Mayors' Monarch Pledge, cities are committing to create habitats and educate citizens about how they can help preserve these butterflies. Keep Kennedale Beautiful (KKB) and Mayor Brian Johnson are proud participants in the NWF Mayor's Monarch Pledge, which included issuing vouchers to residents to purchase milkweed and other nectar-producing plants. Thank you to Stegall's Nursery for their generous support of this program, which resulted in 29 new butterfly garden in the City of Kennedale! Click anywhere on the map below to go to an interactive version.

KKB Butterfly Map