Keep Maryland Beautiful

Keep Maryland Beautiful

Keep Maryland Beautiful is a statewide effort focusing on increasing litter removal, greening initiatives, and citizen stewardship to work toward a common vision that all Maryland communities will be clean, green, and beautiful.

Led by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, a multi-agency Steering Committee provides expertise and resources to implement program activities. The Steering Committee includes representatives from:

Recognized as the official state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Maryland Beautiful works in three key areas to expand funding opportunities and technical assistance to local governments, nonprofits, and community groups:

  • Clean Up & Green Up Maryland: Provide funding, equipment, and resources to communities and volunteer groups to eliminate litter and implement beautification and greening initiatives. Funding for communities, nonprofits, schools and land trusts is available through the Maryland Environmental Trust's Keep Maryland Beautiful grants. See more information and application.
  • Workforce Development: Provide “on-the job” training that will give program participants the skills needed to make them better candidates for employment opportunities with the private-sector landscape, construction and waste management industries.
  • Outreach, Education, and Technical Assistance: Provide local governments and community nonprofits the tools that teach the fundamentals of litter prevention; preserving our resources; responsible solid waste management; and how to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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More Information Contact:

Alyssa Clemons
Project Manager


The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development expresses thanks to the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority's "Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful" program for the use of their "Love It, Don't Trash It" slogan. Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful​ is a Georgia-based affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. ​