Keep Fayetteville Beautiful

KFB + KAB shared logo (250x235)

Keep Fayetteville Beautiful is an Affiliate of Keep Arkansas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful. While it includes a variety of programs and opportunities for community contribution toward the goal of keeping Fayetteville a beautiful city in our Natural State, this program’s primary areas of focus are litter prevention and abatement, recycling, waste reduction, beautification, and education. You can learn more about Keep America Beautiful’s national initiatives to End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities via this hyperlink


The City of Fayetteville offers a  variety of programs and opportunities for residents and businesses to  get involved. Below are volunteer programs provided by the City of Fayetteville that help keep Fayetteville beautiful. Please contact the City's waste reduction coordinator if you would like to volunteer.

Community Appearance and Litter Index

As a community based affiliate organization of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), Keep Fayetteville Beautiful (KFB) promotes litter prevention and conducts an annual Community Appearance and Litter Index. The index was developed by KAB and is a quantitative measurement tool used across the country to gauge roadside litter levels. 

Cigarette Litter 

The City of Fayetteville, with the Northwest Arkansas Tobacco-Free Coalition, host a Downtown Square and Dickson Street cigarette butt cleanup. University of Arkansas first year freshman  R.O.C.K. Camp (Razorback Outreach for Community and Knowledge) attendees pick up more than 10 pounds of butts in a two-hours.

Utility Box Art Program

The City of Fayetteville is actively involved with programs that bring public art to our community. The Utility Box Art Program is a graffiti abatement initiative of the Keep Fayetteville Beautiful Committee and Fayetteville Police Department’s Community Policing Division.

The Utility Box Art Program fulfills the Keep Fayetteville Beautiful mission, “Helping create pride and responsibility in our community environments.” The program started in 2013, working with local artists to paint the boxes. It has been extremely successful and discourages graffiti, tagging, and vandalism on utility boxes. Donations from citizens and community organizations make the program possible by supplying artists with paint and materials. Please contact Brian Pugh is you would like to donate to the program.

Artists can participate in this program to display their art on utility boxes by submitting existing work or new work to the Keep Fayetteville Beautiful Board of Directors. This project is open to all artists and artist teams, including high school and university students. All applicants, without regard to race, sex, religion, nationality, origin, sexual orientation, or disability will be considered.  

This is a volunteer project, in which artists donate their talents to beautify Fayetteville by giving the community art that celebrates recycling, nature, or Fayetteville history.  Funds allotted to this project are for supplies only.

At this time, the committee is not seeking proposals for the utility box art program.