APRIL GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP

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.

APRIL IS PROCLAIMED
GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP NATIONWIDE

RECYCLE YOUR OLD TIRES !

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.

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT

“BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2020”
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT

“BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2020”
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENTWHEN:  Saturday, January 4, 2020, 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 29 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 Veterans “BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2020”
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENTMemorial Blvd. (500 Stegall Street).

Pickens County residents recycled 118 Christmas trees in 2019, diverting them from landfills, and chipping them up into useful mulch. In this day of artificial Christmas trees, that’s not bad. Let’s see if we can do better in 2020 and set a new record.

For more information call KPB at 705-253-3600 or email us at keeppickensbeautiful@gmail.com, The office is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 until 2:00, leave a message and we will return your phone call.

Keep Pickens Beautiful – PO Box 342 – Jasper, Georgia  30143

Phone  (706) 253-3600   www.KeepPickensBeautiful.org

APRIL PROCLAIMED AS GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP MONTH

April is proclaimed as Cleanup Month. Pickens County Commissioner Chair Robert Jones signed a proclamation designating April as clean-up month.

Back Row standing left to right: Jim Looney, Jasper City Manager, Kim Quinton, Pickens County Road Commission, Ron Jager KPB Director, and Bart Connelly, KPB Adopt A Road Chair. Seated left to right: Mary Ann Rentz, KPB President, Robert Jones, County Commissioner, Carol Opdenhoff, KPB Recycling Chair

Keep Pickens Beautiful and its national affiliate Keep America Beautiful will be working with the county and communities planning cleanup projects for their area. KPB would like to encourage the residents of Pickens County to take in part the county wide cleanup during April. Cleanup events are planned throughout April and will be announced in the Pickens Progress, Know Pickens over our local radio stations. If your group or family is planning to do a special clean up or an event for Earth Day please let KPB know so we can recognizes your efforts. Keep Pickens Beautiful Adopt A Road Volunteers will be picking up their assigned roadways during April. KPB would like to thank all those who took part in last year’s GAC and encourage you to continue this work in 2018. Be part of the big picture! Contact KPB at 706-253-3600.

Bring One for the Chipper

“BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2018″
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT

WHEN:                      Saturday, January 6, 2018, 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 25 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

2017 Result                                                                                                          

94,417 trees were collected in total.  Of these, 82,941 were recycled into mulch for playgrounds, city and county landscaping projects, and individual homes.

  • 2,709 trees were sunk into lakes across the state to provide fish habitats. 776 were used for fuel or other uses.
  • Over 6 million Christmas trees have been recycled and diverted from landfills since the start of the program.
  • 48 local governments and/or organizations participated.
  • 151 collection sites were set up throughout the State.
  • 673 volunteers donated 2,254 hours of time.
  • Davey Tree Experts chipped 54,410 trees in Metro Atlanta