Learn about Litter

In 2018, KIB picked up 1.2 million pounds of litter. Learning about how litter harms our environment and getting outside to help clean up your neighborhood is a great way to be involved with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

Follow our Learn, Explore, Act Model to start making a difference!

Litter and you


  • When it rains, go outside and look to see where the water flows from streets into your nearby storm drains.  


  • Soon you will be able map your water’s journey from your home using a KIB tool.





  • Take a picture of your litter and send it to us. Also be sure to upload your photo to the KAB DoBeautifulThings website.  


Kids watering garden with reused milk jugs


The Indianapolis Department of Public Works is challenging us to reduce, reuse and recycle!  Let’s answer the challenge by finding ways to REUSE and REPURPOSE items in our homes! 

You can also print out the KIB Reuse Activity Guide, but you have to at least make a paper airplane out of it when you're finished.


Items at home that you are ready to throw away or recycle.


  1. Challenge yourself and/or your family to use EVERYTHING at least twice before you throw it away. For example, a salsa jar (use #1) can be washed out and used to hold water for a water color painting (use #2).
  2. Turn that trash or recyclable item into something new! This could be anything from an art project to a garden tool.
  3. Share your creative ideas on social media and tag @kibiorg!