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New Signs – No Littering!
New signs have been put up at Henderson Mountain Road and Highway 108 to warn motorists that this area is under surveillance. Pickens County Marshal Jim Harvey wants to remind residents that littering can carry a hefty fine, and that “I don’t issue warnings, I issue citations.” The sign cautions of the maximum penalty for littering – a $5,000 fine or five years’ jail time or both. Citations can be issued for littering or illegal dumping. Harvey will even go so far as to look through trash in larger dump sites to find identifying pieces of information and track down litterers. Harvey said the county has surveillance cameras they rotate to keep certain trouble spots under watch.
Keep Pickens Beautiful works with Adopt A Road volunteers to try to keep our roadways picked up. It is discouraging to them to pick up the trash people throw their windows and go back the next day and find more.
Don’t be part of the problem, don’t litter, you may pay a fine or go to jail. Help us keep Pickens clean and beautiful. For more information or to volunteer, call 706-253-3600 or visit our web page at keeppickensbeautiful.org.
Keep Pickens Beautiful is a Pickens County, GA nonprofit, volunteer organization affiliated with Keep America Beautiful. Our focus is to sustain litter reduction and voluntary recycling PLUS projects that enhance the beauty of our environment and improve solid waste management.
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KPB, formerly Citizens for a Clean Community, was founded in 1989, comprised of a group of concerned citizens striving to develop a clean and beautiful environment for Pickens County. A part of the Keep America Beautiful Program, KPB seeks to improve quality of life by eliminating litter through increased public awareness. A key part of the waste “reduction” is “conservation” – using natural resources wisely and using less than usual in order to avoid waste.
At KPB we want you to know about us, to join us, and to do your part. Every one has a role! We can all learn to REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE. Georgia’s Litter It Costs You program has adopted the Georgia Brown Thrasher as a mascot. “TRASHER” is here to remind you to put litter in its place, and to encourage you to get involved.
We invite you to browse some of our material and to find a spot to plug in with KPB Call or e-mail and we will find a place just for you. ¤