Our Impact


How our work is changing the face of Louisiana.

We are proud to share the impact of our work completed during the 2018-19 fiscal year. The data below was compiled from reports of our affiliate network (32 reporting), 2018/19 Healthy Communities Grant recipients, and internal activities of Keep Louisiana Beautiful.

  • Summary: Impact of 2018-19 FY

    Volunteers and Participants: 172,609

    Volunteer Hours: 126,723

    Value of Volunteer Workforce: $2.884 million

    Students Receiving Environmental Education: 50,990

    Schools and Universities Involved: 584

    Teachers Receiving Environmental Education Training: 453

    Waterway and Roadway Litter Cleanups: 555

    Litter Removed from Waterways and Roadways: 822,373 lbs.

    Recycling Events: 345

    Recyclables Collected: 1.6 million pounds

    Cigarette Butts Removed: 42,368

    Hazardous Waste Diverted from Landfill: 1.86 million pounds

    Trees Planted: 982

    Gardens Maintained or Planted: 2,743

    Partnerships with Businesses, Organizations, Churches, Schools and Groups: 1,552

  • Waste Reduction and Recycling

    School Recycling

    Programs: 58

    Students reached: 50,990

    Recyclables collected: 755,672 lbs.

    America Recycles Day (ARD)

    ARD events: 287

    Participants: 122,447

    Recyclables collected: 263,182 lbs.

    Household Hazardous Waste Days (HHW)

    HHW events: 22

    Households served: 6,732

    Electronics: 176,337 lbs.

    Batteries: 16,981 lbs.

    Tires: 224, 043 lbs.

    Light bulbs: 25,479

    Pesticides: 24,503 gallons

    Oil: 52,263 gallons

    Paint: 97,949 gallons

  • Cleanups

    Land-based cleanups: 526

    Land-based litter removed: 793,725 lbs.

    Cigarette butts removed: 42,368

    Waterway cleanups: 29

    Waterway litter removed: 26,629 lbs.

  • Engagement

    School groups: 584

    Businesses: 445

    Churches: 130

    Civic or community groups: 379

    Elected officials: 258

    Other: 50

  • Environmental Education

    Schools: 584

    Students reached: 50,990

  • Enforcement

    Trainings: 2

    Participants: 35

    Revised ordinances: 1

  • Plantings

    Trees: 982

    Gardens planted and/or maintained: 2,743

    Gardening workshops: 11

    Participants: 616