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814 West Main Street
Morristown TN 37814
 
Phone    
423-586-6422
 Fax        423-586-6576



       


2016 Recycling Schedule


     WEST SIDE

January            11, 25
February            8, 22
March                 7, 21
April                   4, 18
May              2, 16, 30
June                 13, 27
July                  11, 25
August              8, 22
September        5, 19
October       3, 17, 31
November       14, 28
December       12, 26


    
EAST SIDE

January             4, 18
February      1, 15, 29
March               14, 28
April                 11, 25
May                    9, 23
June                   6, 20
July                    4, 18
August         1, 15, 29
September       12, 26
October            10, 24
November          7, 21
December          5, 19







We are PROUD to have support from our local/private schools:

In-School Coordinators'

Barbara Norton
Norma Romero
Virginia Christensen
Thelma Metzger
Candace Black
Jeannie Walker
Lori Steffey
Chris Crisp
Holly Dickens
Kim Torres
Susan Dodson
Trece Russell
Misty Lawson
Jason Coffey
Angie Douglas
Jessica Lawson
Eric Gilbert
Regena Moore
Rebecca Heneger
Kathy Sisco
Kim Pennala
Cora Buckner
Kendall Bryant
Summer Creech
Joi Sargent
Fran Butler
Eve Price
Linda Taylor
Donita Jeffers
Kim Winstead
Sharon Lindsey
Rachel Ripley
Jade Ladd
Jamie Blair
Rebecca Statzer
Jennifer Pugh
Darlene Burke
Kim Lawson
Stacy Costner

Crystal Cleveland
Heather Godwin

  
  Keep Morristown Hamblen Beautiful

"inspiring and educating people to take action EVERY DAY
that improves and beautifies their community improvement"



        

 
                  2015 ~ Year in Review
We are thankful for the amazing volunteers who work so hard to help us achieve our goals; to educate residents in our community pertaining to sustained litter reduction, promoting effective waste reduction and encouraging voluntary recycling.

Through our Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP), we have already seen an 80% decrease in cigarette butt litter in the downtown area. Sixteen (16) ashtray receptacles were permanently mounted to make it more convenient to dispose of cigarette waste.  Although we have experienced some minor vandalism to the receptacles, overall the program has been a success.

Approximately 164 volunteers have spent 42.5 hours picking up 81 bags of litter in our city and county. Twenty eight (28) volunteers have spent 28+ hours on Waste In Place Curriculum activities with our elementary aged students.

Although our volunteers are PRICELESS, their
efforts have a monetary value of $35,686.48. Thru litter pickups, they have kept approximately 4,050 lbs of litter from clogging up our local storm drains and sending possible toxins to our drinking water sources and animal habitats. 

Our affiliate has also coordinated/participated in the following community events:

                    The Annual Great American Cleanup
                Funky Art Program / America Recycles Day
                        BOPAE Recycling Collection
                       Soil Conservation Field Days
                         Mountain Makins Festival
                             Christmas Parade

We have welcomed partnerships from:

                    Hamblen County Planning Commission
                        Hamblen County Schools
                    5 Rivers Homeschool Association
        Morristown Housing Authority Community Service Program
                Hamblen County Community Service Program
                       Lakeway Achievement Center
                           JTEKT Automotive
                              Enterprise Oil
                     TWRA / Forestry Department
                            VFW Post #5266
                     MYSA Football Team - Redskins

We are very proud of Keep Morristown Hamblen Beautiful and our efforts to help make our community a better, more beautiful place to live.

As we prepare for 2016, we encourage volunteers interested in conducting the Annual Community Appearance Index to contact our office. 

Teams of (4) volunteers are needed to help rate litter in our community. 

A brief training will be held in January. Date & Time TBA.

    
     Great American Cleanup 2015                      Micronesia Islanders Community Cleanup
                 
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                        KMHB is looking for
      Community Service Volunteers
   FIND out how YOU can get started

Volunteers are needed to serve on our Board of Directors, fundraising, fairs, litter pick-ups, class presentations, as well as community cleanup events.
 
Call TODAY....We'd look forward to hearing from you!

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  Community Improvement Awards

Nominations are being accepted for Community Improvement Awards.  This recognition is reserved for businesses, homes, schools and churches/organizations who have recently improved the community by cleaning up, beautifying and or remodeling their property. 
                     
                        Contact KMHB at 586-6422 with your nomination today!

         Current Nominations have been made for the following properties:

              Walmart Neighborhood Market ~ Buffalo Trail Location

              Henry Street Manor ~ Senior Adult Living (Apts)  ~ Henry Street

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        Special On-going Programs/Projects:

          Tires4Ward Recycling Collection Event
                       
                          Saturday, June 25

                               10am ~ 4 pm
        BOTH Walmart Locations in Morristown

Accepting clean passenger tires, removed from rims
                 (cars, trucks, motorcycles)
     No Semi / OTR or Agriculture Tires Accepted
           
                                   Help Fight the Bite! 
        Eliminate a common place for standing water
                   and mosquito breeding grounds.
     Help protect against the spread of the Zika Virus


Partnering with Tires4Ward / Bridgestone, Hamblen County Government, City of Morristown &  Hamblen County Health Department
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                                      Community Cleanup Event
                                     WSCC / Morristown Campus
                
What an awesome Community Cleanup Event!  Eighty-four (84) bags of trash were picked up by 34 Volunteers.  Special THANKS goes out to Mr. Lee Devours and his awesome wife for preparing the Volunteer Appreciation Lunch afterwards.
       

                                                

   KMHB provides Community Service Volunteer Opportunities.
   Find out how you can earn required service hours in your community....      
  
   Contact our affiliate.  We have a variety of ways for you to get involved.

                         
2016 Great American Cleanup Litter Pick-ups
                                                  March thru May


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Witt Elementary School KMHB In-school Coordinator, Becca Labig poses with her students who participated in the Funky Art Program.  Silas Adams, far right, won overall "Best of Show" for Morristown/Hamblen County!



'Yes We Can' Challenge



Norma Romero and Tona Elielsar are pictured with their
Headstart Early Learning Center students.  Their class participated in the
 'Yes We Can' Challenge.
Also pictured:  Jr. Rowlette, City Recycling Division (AKA:  'Big Blue Truck' driver!)

   
Gettin ready to load recyclables into the big blue recycling truck!
Miss Angela enjoys making new Recycling Friends!

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                                                                    Project O.W.E.N
                                                             (Our World's Environment in Need)

                                                        Owen Stamm - President / Owner  age:8


                                      
                           Gary and Jocelyn Wolfe                                           Chuck Carter and Jason Stamm                                       
                                       

       
                                                Owen Stamm and the Project O.W.E.N Volunteers &
                                              85 bags of LITTER from the shores of Cherokee Lake!


Owen Stamm (age 8) has been 'inspired' to pick up trash, recycle and make his community a better place to live since he could talk!  'Trash can' was one of his first (3) words he said when learning to speak.  He has enlisted the support and encouragement from his family, friends and entire neighborhood (aka: his clients) to promote recycling, proper waste management and taking pride in our community....OUR WORLD.



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Lincoln Heights Middle School participated  in the 'Yes We Can' Challenge during the entire month of May, by holding a  grade level competition to
recycle the most plastic, aluminum and paper. 
They have less than half of the month...so the pressure is on!

KMHB In-school Coordinator, Kendall Bryant has a true 'Desire to Inspire' approach for motivating students to take pride in their school and community.



  Community Cleanup Day:  Walters State Community College was the registration site for a Community Cleanup Day.  Approximately 55 volunteers participated in the event, cleaning up 80+ bags of trash from our roadways and neighborhoods; averaging 2,430 lbs of litter!



Mr. Lee Deavors' (WSCC  teacher / Community Cleanup Day event coordinator) and his wife cooked hotdogs for volunteers in appreciation for their participation.  Walmart donated $50 for food and supplies for the event!

Many students from WSCC had the opportunity to earn extra credit by participating in the cleanup.  There were Beta Club members earning their community service requirements as well as Scout members earning environmental badges.

On behalf of the KMHB Board of Directors', we would like to THANK all of our wonderful volunteers for taking pride in our community and making this cleanup a success!



 
   



A Great Way to Harvest Your Rainwater

Adding a rain barrel is an inexpensive and effortless way to capture mineral/ chlorine-free water for watering lawns, yards, and gardens as well as washing cars or rinsing windows.
 

By harnessing what's literally raining from the sky, you'll not only notice a remarkable dip in water costs, but also a reduction in storm water runoff, which will help prevent erosion and flooding.  Place a screen on top of your barrel to keep out insects/debris and make frequent use of your water supply to keep it moving and aerated.


RAIN BARRELS and COMPOSTERS are still on sale for a great discounted price.  
                                           Rain Barrels   $65
                                           Composters   $55

~ Mention our website or LIKE us on Facebook
and receive

    $5 discount (per barrel)! 

Proceeds will help KMHB fund educational programs promoting the collection of storm water, conserving water, water quality, composting, etc. 

                                      Offer is limited while supplies last.

 

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*Is there a specific area in your community that needs improvement?                
                                             Call KMHB

*Do you want to get involved but don't know where to start?                                                                            Call KMHB
*Are you tired of feeling as though YOU are the only one who cares?                                             Call KMHB
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                 JTEKT is setting the pace for our business industry. 
                           JTEKT is a ZERO-LANDFILL company! 

Priscilla Maynard (JTEKT Environmental Coordinator) and Keith Johnson (JTEKT Maintenance Planner) are dedicated to setting goals, ensuring JTEKT remains ahead of the 'game' when it comes to protecting our environment, reducing waste, recycling and re-use.

On behalf of the Keep Morristown Hamblen Beautiful board of directors, we salute JTEKT....and challenge local businesses and industries to 'step up' to the plate! 

          To find out more information, call Keith Johnson @ 423-585-2944


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Keep Morristown Hamblen Beautiful is a volunteer based, non-profit organization with 501 (c)(3) status.  KMHB is an education agency that focuses on three points of our community: litter prevention, beautification and community greening, and solid waste management/recycling.

Keep Morristown Hamblen Beautiful is funded by the State Litter Grant Program, the City of Morristown, membership contributions from individuals, families, businesses, and industries, and in-kind from the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce.


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Keep Morristown Hamblen Beautiful's mission is to inspire and educate people to take action
every day that improves and beautifies their community environment.
 
We are an award winning, certified affiliate of the national organization, Keep America Beautiful, Inc.


Through education and awareness, our goals are to achieve sustained litter reduction in our community, to encourage voluntary recycling and to put into practice effective waste management.


Using a variety of programs we educate businesses, industries, school systems, and residents on our goals for community improvement and beautification.


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STAFF:
Executive DirectorDebi Stevenson~Brown

Education/Program Coordinator:   Angela McClanahan

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