Cathi Sampson - Executive Director
Keep Fremont Beautiful, Inc.
1005 North Clarkson
Fremont, NE 68025
PH: (402) 941.6122
*Open By Appointment
Keep Fremont Beautiful, Inc.
1005 North Clarkson • Fremont, NE 68025
Phone: (402) 941.6122
Keep Fremont Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit education organization and affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. The Mission of KFB is to improve everyone’s waste handling practices and to engage our citizens to take greater responsibility for improving our community environment. The KFB education efforts are designed to create greater public awareness concerning:
Proper Disposal • Litter Reduction • Beautification
Fremont, Nebraska, has a proud history of maintaining and creating a more beautiful community. Many years ago there was an Architectural Review Committee whose members advised the City Officials on building conditions within the community. In the mid to late 1970’s, the Architectural Review Committee became the Mayor’s Beautification Committee under the direction of Fremont Mayor “Art” Peters.
The Mayor’s Beautification Committee worked directly with the City Government to determine ways to create a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful community. In 1983, the Mayor’s Beautification Committee was renamed the Keep Fremont Beautiful Committee and was certified as a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate.
In 2008, Keep Fremont Beautiful began the process of obtaining the 501c3 nonprofit designation through the IRS. The Keep Fremont Beautiful Committee became Keep Fremont Beautiful, Inc. in March of 2010. In November of 2010, the Keep Fremont Beautiful office was moved from the City Parks Department to the old Clarkson Elementary School building–which now serves as the Midland University Maintenance Building. The KFB office is housed in what was the Kindergarten Room. The entrance to the office is located on the south side of the building on 10th Street.
Funding for the Keep Fremont Beautiful programs and projects come from various grant awards, KFB Partners Association Membership contributions, the City of Fremont, the Department of Utilities and Dodge County. Both the “Litter Reduction and Recycling” grant program and the “Waste Reduction and Recycling” grant program administered through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, are major funding sources for KFB.
From April through September, Keep Fremont Beautiful awards Certificates of Appreciation to homeowners and Clean Sweep Awards to business owners who are making an extra effort to improve the appearance and beauty of the community.
Please take a few moments to nominate a deserving residential or business property for the award. Include the following information:
1) Owner’s Name
3) Brief explanation of why you feel they are deserving of the award.
Either email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call KFB at 402-941-6122.
You may contact KFB at 402-941-6122 to report litter conditions or violations of the City Nuisance Ordinances.
Keep Fremont Beautiful provides litter reduction/recycling workshops for K-12 students in Fremont and the surrounding area. Speakers for community presentations are also available through KFB and can be designed to fit your selected topic and time constraints. Contact KFB at 402-941-6122 to schedule a school workshop or community presentation.
It is against the law to dump trash or large discards in the rural ditches. If you see someone dumping trash in the ditches, please call the Dodge County Sheriff at 402-721-2700.
KFB, in cooperation with local government agencies and businesses, hosts a number of special collection events during the calendar year. Notice of these collection events are promoted through the distribution of informational flyers, Fremont Tribune newspaper advertisements and on KHUB Ration Station. For complete information, contact KFB at 402-941-6122.
Christmas Tree Recycling Collection
Paper Shredding Events and All Metals Market Drop Site
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Tire Amnesty Events are held each fall contingent upon availability of funds. Although Keep Fremont Beautiful did not receive funding for 2013 we will pursue funding sources for 2014.