KPB Earns “President’s Award” …. Again!

Pictured is Mary Ann Rentz, President of KPB

Keep Pickens Beautiful is proud to announce we have received “The President’s  Award” again this year.  The award is presented by Keep America Beautiful for our work in reducing litter and beautification in our county.  One of the activities is to conduct a litter index each year to measure the amount of litter on our roadways and track it from year to year.  Our Adopt A Road Volunteers do a great job, keeping our roadways cleaned up; this saves the County money and man-hours.  Our beautification volunteers work on projects that enhance the environment and add to the beauty of our County.

KPB is proud to accept this award on behalf of all of our volunteers who help throughout the year to maintain, beautify and participate in our recycling program.    Our special thanks to all of our supporters who help make these awards possible.

Adopt A Road                      Recycling                                   Murals
   

ITEMS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE NEW RECYCLE CENTER

The New Pickens Recycling Center, located at 390 Appalachian Road, off of Hwy 515, will be accepting the following items to be recycled. With some changes in the numbers on the plastic and they will be sorted into different bins that will be clearly marked:

• Cardboard only
• Mixed Paper, junk mail, newspaper, phone books etc…
• #1 Plastic Drinking Bottles, water bottles, coke bottles etc…
• #2 Plastic Mixed Color Detergent bottles, Yellow Milk Jugs, Fabric Softener bottles
• #2 Clear Plastic Bottles
• Aluminum Cans
• Steel Cans Only
• White paper shredder

Trash Compactors will be for house hold trash only. $1 fee for each bag.
TV Sets small $2 fee
TV Sets large $5 fee
2 Dumpsters out back will be for furniture and mattresses for a fee.
2 places to drop off glass. Glass will be placed on the yellow dump tables.
Glass does not have to be separated.
1 open top container for all metals. Refrigerators will still have a fee charged.
The tire trailer will be relocated to the new enter so we can continue to accept tires for a  $4 fee per tire.
We will still be taking oils and antifreeze

Call the KPB office if you have any questions and we will try to answers them.706-253-3600

Watch for news about the upcoming OPEN HOUSE!

ITEMS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE NEW RECYCLE CENTER

The New Recycling Center will be accepting the following items to be recycled as before. With some changes in the numbers on the plastic and they will be sorted into different bins that will be clearly marked:

  1. Card board only
  2. Mixed Paper, junk mail, newspaper, phone books etc…
  3. #1 Plastic Drinking Bottles, water bottles, coke bottles etc…
  4. # 2 Plastic Mixed Color Detergent Bottles, Yellow Milk Jugs, Fabric Softener Bottles…
  5. # 2 Clear Plastic Bottles
  6. Aluminum Cans
  7. Steel Cans Only
  8. White paper shredder

Trash Compactors will be for house hold trash only. $1 fee for each bag.

2 Dumpsters out back will be for furniture and mattresses for a fee.

1 Open top container for clear/green glass and 1open top container for brown glass.

1 open top container for all metals. Refrigerators will still have a fee charged.

We will still be taking oils and antifreeze.

The tire trailer will be relocated to the new center so we can continue to accept tires for a fee.

Call the KPB office if you have any questions and we will try to answers them.706-253-3600

GREEN THUMB FOR JULY.

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to award the Shadow Creek Gift Shop, in Talking Rock, the Green Thumb award for July 2020. Owners Steve and Audrey —-have been busy planting beautiful flower bed all around their gift shop in Talking Rock. Their shop is open on the weekends, please go and visit their handy work, you won’t be disappointed. Keep up the good work, making Talking Rock a beautiful place to live and work.

If you would like to suggest someone or a business for a Green Ribbon or Green Thumb Award, call the KPB office at 706-253-3600 Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:00 to 2:00 PM. ( limited hours due to the coruna virus,) please call ahead or leave a message.

 

Recycle Your Old Telephone Books

Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to remind you to recycle your old telephone books.  The new phone books for 2020 are in the mail; please put your old books in your recycle.  The books are being accepted at both recycling centers; help our County to reduce the amount of trash going into landfills.  For more information please call KPB at 706-253-3600 or email us at keeppickensbeautiful@gmail.com.