We provide resources and education to engage
citizens in building more beautiful communities.

Tool Shack, Keep Austin Beautiful’s tool lending library, invites community groups to check out rakes, weed wrenches, shovels, pruners, wheelbarrows, and more to complete beautification, improvement, and maintenance projects in communal areas. Save the expense and tap into our quality tools while saving time with our easy check out process. Not sure what you need?  Click here to view our available tools. 

Reserve Tools

  • Read our guidelines/agreement
  • Complete the tool request form
  • Please submit request froms at least two weeks before project date to allow time for all requests to be processed.
  • We’ll confirm your reservation and pickup time.
  • Pick-up the tools from Keep Austin Beautiful office at the pre-arranged time
  • After your project please clean all tools and return them to us at the pre-arranged time
  • Complete the Report Form

For questions contact Becca via email or at 512.391.0617512.391.0617 x902.

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Keep Austin Beautiful’s Tool Shack program was launched in late 2005. Since the program’s lending began, hundreds of beautification, improvement and maintenance projects have utilized the Tool Shack program to complete everything from invasive species removal, graffiti removal, installation of community and school gardens, and large scale cleanups.