History and Mission

History

In 1989, a group of students in a "Leadership Columbia" class toured the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.  On the way back to the city, they were dismayed at the amount of litter on the roadways.  Knowing that representatives from many potential businesses arrived at the airport and traveled the same roads, they decided to address the problem and Keep the Midlands Beautiful was born.

Mission

The mission of Keep the Midlands Beautiful is to engage, inspire and educate the Midlands to invest in our community through...

  • litter prevention,
  • recycling, and
  • beautification.

 

We are a small, local, nonprofit organization making a big difference with YOUR help! 

We coordinate with over 250 groups through our Adopt-A-Highway, Adopt-A-Street, and Adopt-A-Waterway programs who remove hundreds of thousands of pounds of litter from the Midlands roads and waterways!

 

To learn more about us, see this brochure.

KMB Office