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Posted on: September 20, 2022

City’s compost facility repurposes tree limbs, yard waste

Man in a blue dress shirt and jeans stands next to a huge pile of compost

PHOTO #1: Environmental Services Director Darryl Lesak stands next to a finished pile of compost at the City’s compost facility. The facility sells compost in bulk or by the bag.

If you’re a gardener, the tree limbs and yard waste you leave out for the Cit...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Sonic on Navarro Street earns City beautification award

Group photo with KVB sign at Sonic on Navarro. Landscaping includes flowerbeds and trimmed bushes.

Keep Victoria Beautiful staff and Sonic employees and management pose for a photo Sept. 7 at Sonic Drive-In, 3004 N. Navarro St. Sonic received KVB’s business beautification award for the month of September. The award is given monthly to recognize busines...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful announces 2 beautification grant recipients

Group photo outside Christ's Kitchen with KVB beautification grant sign

PHOTO #1: Leaders with Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry and Keep Victoria Beautiful pose for a photo at Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry, 108 N. Liberty St.

PHOTO #2: Leaders with the University of Houston-Victoria and Keep Victoria Beautiful p...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful receives grant for river cleanup

Plastic bottles, soda cans and other trash on the Guadalupe River bank underneath a wooden pier

PHOTO: Discarded trash is strewn along the Guadalupe River on Aug. 21. Photo contributed by Ashley Magee.

Keep Victoria Beautiful’s upcoming Fall Sweep will cover both land and water with help from a grant program aimed at keeping waterways clean.

Keep Vict...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful, Master Naturalists restore butterfly garden

Butterfly garden featuring plants, stone and brick landscaping and small signs

PHOTO #1: Keep Victoria Beautiful partnered with the Texas Master Naturalist - Mid-Coast Chapter to restore the butterfly garden at The Texas Zoo.

PHOTO #2: From left, Master Naturalists Debbi Roskey and Marilyn Stewart clear overgrowth in the butterfly ga...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful to host citywide Fall Sweep

Group poses with collected trash bags near Adopt a Highway sign

PHOTO #1: Volunteers with the City of Victoria pose for a photo during the 2021 Fall Sweep.

PHOTO #2: Volunteers with the Victoria East High School baseball team pose for a photo during the 2021 Fall Sweep.

PHOTO #3: Volunteers with St. Joseph High School p...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful receives $1,500 from LyondellBasell

Group photo with giant check in front of City Hall

PHOTO: LyondellBasell leadership presented a $1,500 check to Keep Victoria Beautiful on June 23 at City Hall.

Keep Victoria Beautiful received a $1,500 donation from LyondellBasell to be used for beautification grants.

“We are thankful for LyondellBasell’s ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful launches beautification grant program

A decorative planter with a metal butterfly and a painted window nearby

PHOTO: Santa Rita Market received the Keep Victoria Beautiful Business Beautification Award for May. KVB officials plan to help even more property owners beautify their spaces with a new grant program.

Keep Victoria Beautiful is partnering with private don...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Keep Victoria Beautiful seeks volunteers for beautification event

KVB_Final Logo

Keep Victoria Beautiful is seeking volunteers to help with the organization’s first community-led beautification event since its revival and integration with the City earlier this year.

“We’d like to host these types of events on a regular basis going forw...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Environmental Services reschedules Monday pickups

A Solid Waste truck collects residential recycling in Victoria.

PHOTO: A Solid Waste truck collects residential recycling in Victoria.

Residents who are normally scheduled for trash, recycling and yard waste collection Monday will have an adjusted schedule this week only. 

  • Trash will be collected on Wednesday, ...
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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 31, 2020

City of Victoria initiates beautification at water plant

Clean, pale-colored water tanks

PHOTO #1: The water tanks at Water Pumping Plant No. 3, located at Airline Road and Ben Jordan Street, recently were pressure-washed.

PHOTO #2: The water tanks at Water Pumping Plant No. 3, located at Airline Road and Ben Jordan Street, recently were dark-...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Starting Sept. 1, trash loads must be secured with tarps

Tarp or Ticket, Tarp your load or receive a fine

PHOTO: City of Victoria Environmental and Beautification coordinator Tiffany Koenig and Victoria County Precinct 1 Constable Gary Smejkal appear in a promotional image for the “Tarp or Ticket” campaign, which encourages residents to properly secure garbag...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Community Appearance Division unveils new Welcome to Victoria sign

Councilman, mayor and Environmental Services director in front of "Welcome to Victoria" sign

PHOTO #1: From left, Councilman Rafael De La Garza III, City of Victoria Mayor Rawley McCoy and Environmental Services Director Darryl Lesak stand in front of the newly renovated “Welcome to Victoria” sign on Bloomington Highway.

PHOTO #2: The City of Vict...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City selects Keep Victoria Beautiful board chair, officers

Shannon Longoria at Keep Victoria Beautiful house

PHOTO: Keep Victoria Beautiful board chair Shannon Longoria stands May 22 outside the headquarters of the City’s Keep Victoria Beautiful program at the historic Hiller House, 3003 N. Vine St.

The City of Victoria Environmental Services revived its Keep Vic...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity provides breakfast to Solid Waste staff

Solid Waste group photo

Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity provided breakfast to City of Victoria Solid Waste staff May 14 as a way of saying thank you for their hard work. Solid Waste staff has been working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including during the “Stay Home – S...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services