KAB Community Events

Keep Allen Beautiful hosts a variety of community events each year that are designed to benefit the environmental and beautification goals of the organization. Several of the events are hosted in conjunction with annual educational activities and often include opportunities for volunteers to participate in community beautification efforts.

These events are promoted through a variety of City communication channels including AllenNews.org. Visit the Stay Connected page for all the email subscription options for news and events or follow Keep Allen Beautiful on Twitter. Dates and event flyers are also added to the information below several weeks prior to each event. Contact Education Specialist Josué Diaz at 214.509.4555 for event and volunteer information.

Electronic Recycling Days

Keep Allen Beautiful and the City of Allen provide a safe, environmentally-responsible way for residents to dispose of unwanted or obsolete computers and small electronics twice a year at the Great American Cleanup in April and at Allen Recycles Day in November (see event details below). For more information on other electronic disposal and recycling options, visit our Electronics Recycling page.


Earthfest is a community celebration of the great outdoors. This family-friendly event features hands-on environmental activities, nature walks, bird watching, wildlife presentations and more. Join our Earthfest Facebook Page for updates.

Great American Cleanup

This is the largest cleanup event in Collin County! Residents can drop off computers, household goods, cardboard, shoes, eyeglasses, unwanted medicals and more. Items will be reused or recycled if possible. Paper shredding services are also available.

City employees are on hand to help unload items. Middle and high school students who need volunteer hours are encouraged to participate. Follow Keep Allen Beautiful on Twitter for updates.

Educator Expo

This year's Educator Expo will be held VIRTUALLY on Tuesday, September 28, from 4 to 6 PM.  This event gives educators an opportunity to learn about the educational resources offered through the City of Allen and local partners.   Educator Guide (PDF).     See the Education & Outreach page for more information.                              

National Planting Day

KAB and Allen Garden Club host Allen's National Planting Day. The event celebrates the value and power of native species in restoring ecological balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities. On this day residents are encouraged to make a special effort to plant native species at home and join a volunteer effort to beautify the community. Watch for details about this years beautification project. More information is available by contacting the Allen Garden Club.
Trees for Allen
This annual event provides residents the opportunity to purchase trees best suited for the North Texas climate and soil type and meant for beautification efforts. Watch for an order form and additional information in your utility bill this fall.

Allen Recycles Day

This annual event provides resident the opportunity to bring items for reuse or recycling to the City Hall parking lot. Participating organizations are on hand to collect these items. Middle and high school students are encouraged to receive volunteer hours by helping operate the event. As part of Allen Recycles Day, KAB holds a Recycled Art Contest for Allen ISD students, grades K-12. Winners are recognized at a City Council meeting.