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


Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to “say thank you” to the two KPB board members that donated their time to make the repairs on the walkway at the Chamber in Lee Newton Park.  A special thanks to Brad Stevens at South Scape for donating the gravel necessary to fill in the walkway.  It was a big job but with helping hands it has been completed.

You can learn about Keep Pickens Beautiful by visiting our web page at, or contact us at 706-253-3600, leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.


Due to the coronavirus, the GAC was limited in the activities that were planned for the event.  The county again this year gave a tire amnesty, which yielded 1018 old tires, according to Kenneth Woodward, Recycling Director. They will be recycled into new products and kept out of back yards and off the roadsides.

KPB Adopt A Road Volunteers picked up 42 bags of trash from 13 miles of county roadways.  This amounts to 3.5 bags of trash per mile.

Our thanks to the City of Jasper for the beautiful flowers they planted all along Main Street.   KPB also wants to thank the businesses that joined our cigarette litter campaign. We trust those who shop downtown will take advantage of our new containers, and help keep our beautiful city clean.

If you have any questions about recycling or adopting a road, please call our office at 706-253-3600 and leave a message, we will return your phone call as soon as possible.


Motor oil in a 6 quart cardboard box?? The oil comes packaged in a plastic bag, compressed and put in a cardboard box. When you have put the new clean oil in your vehicle, you can put the used oil back in the plastic bag. Take the used oil and the cardboard box to the recycle center.

According to the manufacturer this is 70% less plastic vs. traditional plastic bottles.

What a great idea. This seems like a better way to change the oil in our vehicles and help out the environment.

For information on recycling, visit web page. If you have questions email us at keeppickensbeautiful@gmail, or call us at 706-253-3600. The regular office hours are 10:00 – 2:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday.



However this year due to the Coronavirus, KPB’s activities will be limited!  Commissioner Jones still plans to allow our regular tire recycling disposal the same as in years past.  Each family may bring 4 passenger tires, off the rims, to be recycled free of charge during the month of April.  Commissioner Jones stated since we are all staying at home, it would be a good time to clean up and dispose of any tires you have laying around.  Remember all old tires that are not disposed of are a breeding ground for misquotes.

KPB has canceled a planned program as part of the Great American Cleanup, “Cash for Trash.” This project was advertised in Pickens Progress last week has been canceled until further notice.

Thank you for your continued support of KPB, by doing your part to keep our beautiful county clean. Stay safe, this too will pass.