About Us

Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB) is a University College department of The University of Memphis sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Transportation with funds from special taxes levied on malt beverage and the soft drink industries (57-5-201 and 67-4-402). Since 1983, KTnB has served as a state resource center for litter prevention, community greening, and recycling & waste reduction education.


The mission of KTnB is to inspire and educate Tennesseans to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.

Organizational Values

  • Continued program quality assessment
  • Education
  • Volunteerism
  • Community building and partnership
  • Personal responsibility
  • Litter prevention and waste elimination
  • Blight reduction
  • Fairness and equity
  • Policy based on fact

Annual Report

To learn more about us, view our 2010-11 Annual report by clicking here.