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 tools to complete service projects. 

The Process

  • View tools available for checkout
  • Read our guidelines
  • Complete the tool request form 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 a pre-arranged time.
  • After your project, please clean all tools and return them to us at the pre-arranged time.
  • Complete the Report Form and send photos to let us know how you did!

For more information, please contact Becca Nawls-Walker, Community Programs Assistant, via email or at 512.391.0617 x 702.





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.