Keep Sykesville Beautiful

The Keep Sykesville Beautiful (KSB) group is a partnership between the Clean, Green, and Safe Committee of the Downtown Sykesville Connection (a nonprofit organization administering the Main Street program in Sykesville), the Town of Sykesville Staff/Public Works Department, and Sykesville Parks & Recreation.

Together, the three partners will use Keep America Beautiful’s framework for community education and hands-on stewardship that reduces litter and encourages recycling, promotes grassroots volunteerism and makes sustainable improvement possible for communities of all sizes. KSB aims to improve behavior and create innovative, locally-focused programs that address the specific needs of this area and its population with the goal of reaching deep into tour communities to effect meaningful, positive changes.


We are proud to announce our partnership with the Trash Troopers: a group of citizens dedicated to keeping our communities clean by organizing regular trash cleanup events in Carroll and Howard County, Maryland.

Consult the Sykesville ‘Eileen M. Merkle’ Community Garden Facebook page for other educational gardening programs.

Check out this story map for volunteer opportunities and directions.

Check partners and joint event lists on Facebook on either of the pages of our three members: Town of SykesvilleDSC Green Committee, and Sykesville Parks & Recreation

Left to right: Cigarette receptacles funded by 2021-2022 CLPP; Sign, garden and barn quilt – part of 2021-2022 Healing the planet project.

Useful info and recycling drop-off sites:


  • Town enforcement ordinances and contact: 410-795-8959

98-4 Unlawful Activities.

98-5 Presumption of responsibility for the violation.

98-7 Violations and penalties.

129-16 Littering Prohibited – Penalty

129-17 Dumping on land or into a container of another or on a public highway.

May 27, 2020

Katie Joblon, Keep America Beautiful Youth & Education Programs Manager, and Sara Walters, Youth & Education Programs Manager, Keep Texas Beautiful, presented a one-hour introduction to “Waste in Place” (WIP), the curricula designed to mimic real-world experiences and presented to teach the essentials of proactive community citizenship through activities. Designed to meet national educational standards and easily adaptable to each community WIP serves as a hands-on, environmental activity guide and is intended to empower generations of community and environmental stewards. View the recording to see how interactive lessons are adaptable to provide activities designed to develop awareness and knowledge about litter prevention, waste reduction, beautification, and community improvement.