Keep Bristol Beautiful

Mark your calendar! America Recycles Day is Nov. 14

America Recycles Day will take place Nov. 14 in the old Goody’s building on Euclid Ave. (next to Krystal) from 10 a.m.- noon.

Electronic waste will be recycled, with the exception of television sets, along with tires and shredding. There also will be a shoe drive where new or gently used shoes will be accepted and redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network that helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in nations in Central America and Africa.

Food City also will have a box drop for the shoe drive at the Exit 7 store throughout the weekend.

Thanks to sponsors Tennessee Valley Authority, Waste Industries, Food City, Bristol Herald Courier, The City of Bristol Va. and The City of Bristol Tenn.


The South Holston Lake and River Cleanup, held Saturday, August 8, was a success! 400 volunteers cam out to support the cleanup and picked up approximately 20 tons of trash and debris.

Special thanks to our Sponsors:  Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Bristol Compressors Inc., Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol Tennessee Essential Services, BVU Authority, City of Bristol TN, City of Bristol VA, Eastman Credit Union, Ecological Energy Systems, Food City, Jacobs Creek Job Corps, Laurel Marina, Painter Creek Marina, Republic Services, Sexton’s Marine Service, Tennessee Clean Water Network, Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, The Robinette Company, Trout Unlimited, Waste Industries USA, Waste Management

Thanks also goes to our contributors:

Abingdon Cinemall
Barter Theatre
Bella's Pizza, Abingdon
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Bone Fire Smokehouse, Abingdon
Bristol Motor Speedway
Cheddar's Bristol
Chili's, Bristol
Cook Out, Bristol
Coca Cola
Cracker Barrel
Darter's Store
Eastman Credit Union
Five Guys, Bristol
Golden Corral, Bristol
Harbor House, Abingdon
JJ's Restaurant & Sports Bar
Long John Silver's, Abingdon
Macado's, Bristol
Olive Garden, Bristol
O'Reilly Auto Parts, Abingdon
Pizza Inn, Abingdon
Pop Ellis Soda Shoppe, Abingdon
Quaker Steak & Lube, Bristol
Rhythm & Roots
River's Way
Sam's Club
Shoney's, Abingdon
Steph & Andy's Pizza Plus
Stir Fry Restaurant Group
Tinseltown Bristol
Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Shop



Keep Bristol Beautiful

Keep Bristol Beautiful (KBB) was developed by the Chamber to meet the environmental needs of the Bristol community and to promote “green” initiatives and sustainability within the region. KBB is certified by Keep America Beautiful, Keep Tennessee Beautiful and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.  KBB’s mission is to enhance the beauty and quality of life in the Bristol community through beautification projects, litter cleanup events and environmental education. KBB activities include South Holston Lake & River Cleanup, Great American Cleanup, Regional Public Lands Day, Conservation Camps for 3rd and 4th graders in Bristol, Sullivan County and Washington County, Northeast Tennessee Environmental Conference, and various other recycling, environmental education and beautification activities. These activities reinforce a sense of pride in Bristol, making it a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful community.


2015 Events:

South Holston Lake & River Cleanup

August 8, 8 am to 3 pm: Registration begins at 8 am, celebration party begins at noon, door prizes drawn at 1:30

Conservation Camp

September 2-4 at Sugar Hollow Park for Bristol, VA and TN students, and Washington County, VA students.

America Recycles Day

Nov. 14, 10 am to 1 pm


Special Thanks to our 2014 Members

Advanced Disposal
Alpha Natural Resources
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Arnold
Arrington, Schelin and Herrell, P.C.
Atmos Energy
Ball Corporation
Jim Bowie
Bristol Compressors
Bristol Herald Courier
Bristol Host Lions Club
Bristol Mall Associates
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol Regional Medical Center
Bristol Tennessee Essential Services
Burke, Powers, and Harty
BurWil Construction Company, Inc.
James. P. Callahan
Citizens Bank
Lois Clarke
Comfort Systems USA
James Daniel
Dent K. Burk Associates, P.C.
Eddie's Trophies & Gift Shop
Raymond & Margaret Feierabend
First Tennessee Bank
Dr. David W. Fletcher
Food City 821/822/617
Frizzell Construction
Goodpasture Motor Co.
Fred Guthrie, DDSPC
Prentiss & Marjorie Hallenbeck
Heritage Homes
Highlands Union Bank
Hill & Dale Garden Club
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Jones Animal Hospital
Betty Jones
King University
Ken King
Dr. Fred Knickerbocker
Massengill, Caldwell, P.C.
Jeff McMillin Family Dentistry, P.C.
Bill McRee
Mountain Air Compressors, Inc.
Nash & Powers Insurance
Rob Nicar
Linda Parker-Browder
John C. Patty
Pratt (Triad Packaging), LLC
Jack Presnell
Dr. Michael Rowell
Seaman Corporation
Severn Trent Environmental Services
Kim Sproles
Tri-City Blueprint
United Southeast Federal Credit Union
Vulcan Materials
Wal-Mart Super Center - Bristol #620
Waste Management of Tri-Cities
Wise Recycling, LLC