KPB plans to conduct “Operation Clean Sweep” again this year. On Saturday, April 15th, KPB and community volunteers will “Clean Sweep” the litter off a section of road here in Pickens County. Send us your choice for the most littered stretch of road and we will pick one to “Clean Sweep”. Send your submission to KPB via email: [email protected] or via phone at 706-253-3600. You can also find us on facebook and submit your entry.
If you want to volunteer to help pick up litter on April 15th, let us know at facebook, by email or by phone as listed above. Give us your name and contact info. We will get in touch with you to arrange for your participation.
WHEN: Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Area residents will go green and drop off Christmas trees to be chipped into mulch or used as a wildlife habitat. The event educates the public on recycling and environmental conservation. It also allows communities to put discarded Christmas trees to good use. The program has been a holiday tradition in Georgia for more than 26 years and is the largest tree recycling program in the nation.
WHERE: Your old tree will be reused as mulch or wildlife habitat. Drop off your undecorated Christmas tree for recycling at the Park’n Ride across from the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Building in Newton Park (500 Stegall Street)
FOR INFORMATION CALL: Keep Pickens Beautiful, 706-253-3600 Or visit us at www.keeppickensbeautiful.org or on Facebook
* 108,468 trees were collected in GA . Of these 105.369 were recycled into mulch for playgrounds, city and county landscap8ing projects, and individual homes.
Pickens contributed 140 of the tress collected.
* 1,116 trees were sunk into lakes across the state to provide fish habitats. 1,587 were wsed for fuel or other uses.
* Over 6 million Christmas trees have been recycled and diverted from land fills since the start of the program.
* 60 local governments and / or organizations participated.
* 189 collection sites were set up throughout the State.
* 1,167 volunteers donated 5,071 hours of time.were set up throughout
TIRE AMENSTY MONTH OF APRIL FOR PICKENS COUNTY RESIDENTS.
Pickens County residents only, may take four (4) scrap passenger tires, maximum per family, off the rims, to the Pickens County Recycle Center on Camp Road and Cove Road, during the month of April as part of the Great American Clean Month. Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to remind you that mosquito breeding season is upon us and with it brings the West Nile Virus and the possible of other viruses.
KPB urges all of our county residents to dispose of any tires you have lying around. Let’s eliminate the mosquito breeding places cleanup our county and protect our environment.
The Great American Cleanup is like a puzzle, if everyone does a small part in the cleanup the whole big job will be completed, piece by piece. If you would like to know if how you can have a part in the Great American Cleanup please call our office at 706-253-3600 for information.
EVENT PLANS FOR GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP
PICKENS COUNTY – CLEAN UP – TIRE AMENSTY
CITY OF JASPER – EACH SATURDAY IN APRIL THE CITY WILL PICK UP CURB SIDE BRUSH, LIMBS, ETC. SEE WATER BILL FOR DETAILS.
CITY OF NELSON – DAILY LITTER PICK UP THROUGH OUT NELSON.
TOWN OF TALKING ROCK – WORK TO RESTORE PARK TRASH DAY FOR ODD ITEMS
TATE COMMUNITY- TREE PLANTING AT DEPOT
ALL SCHOOLS – CLEANUP AND BEAUTIFY
ADOPT A ROAD VOLUNTEERS – PICK UP THEIR ASSIGNED ROADS
Sheriff Donnie Craig is a great ally in KPB’s efforts to beautify Pickens County. He allows inmates from the County Detention Center to pick up litter. I know everyone has seen these men gathering litter from our roads and highways. We are grateful to those who volunteer for this duty and to Sheriff Craig for allowing this effort and for providing a Deputy to supervise the clean-up.
“Operation Clean Sweep” is a new effort to go along with these ongoing efforts to keep our roads free from litter. If you have a road to submit for Operation Clean Sweep, contact KPB byphone or by Email. You can also leave a post on our Facebook page to nominate a road. KPB will review the nominations and pick a “winner” to be the object of a crew of volunteers to pick up litter.
The deadline for nominations will be April 8th at Noon. If weather permits, we will “Clean Sweep” the chosen road on Saturday April 16th. Our plan will be for all volunteers to meet at the First Baptist Church parking lot at noon where we will carpool to the site. It is expected that with travel time and clean-up, “Operation Clean Sweep” should last approximately two to three hours. Depending on interest from the community we may have to limit the number of volunteers that we can have on the side of the chosen roadway.