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Keep Allentown Beautiful

Make a Greener Home

  • Go natural.  Decorate with nature.  Bring flowers, pine branches, pinecones, acorns, and colorful leaves into your home.  It will add fragrant beauty to your table.  These decorations can all be returned to nature.
  • Shop locally.  Try shopping at a farmer's market near you.  Local foods require fewer greenhouse gases to get to you and are usually grown on smaller farms using more sustainable practices.
  • Reuse like your grandma did.  Set the table with reusable dishes and cloth napkins.  If single-use is your choice, be sure to purchase disposable plates, cups, napkins, and utensils made from 100 percent recycled or compostable materials.
  • Reduce food waste. Tons of food is scrapped into the garbage for each meal.  Start with smaller portions to reduce this waste.
  • Repurpose. If make a larger meal - save leftovers.  Store in reusable containers with reusable lids, and try making a delicious stock for soups, chills and stews.
  • Recycle.  Clean aluminum trays and aluminum foil are recyclable.  Cleaning these trays can be a bit of a chore, but it's a big piece of aluminum worth recycling.
  • Give back to the community.  Volunteer at a food bank or donate extra unused food to a shelter.  If food banks are not allowing volunteers, grocery shop for a neighbor in need.  Giving back to those around you is a powerful feeling.

The mission of Keep Allentown Beautiful is to inspire and educate residents to reduce litter and waste, beautify our neighborhoods, and gain an overall passion and love for our local environment.

The City's new Keep Allentown Beautiful Team will decide and develop ideas and plans for a citywide initiative. If you would like to be involved, please join us by helping launch this program in your neighborhood.

For more information, please email us or call 610-437-8729.