“BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2019”
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT
WHEN: Saturday, January 5, 2019, 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 28 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: KeepPickensBeautiful, 706-253-3600, or visit us at www.keeppickensbeautiful.org or Face book
Pickens County residents recycled 116 Christmas trees in 2018, 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 2019 and set a new record.
- 94,417 trees were collected in total. Of these, 90,157 were recycled into mulch for playgrounds, city and county landscaping projects, and individual homes.
- 1,944 trees were sunk into lakes across the state to provide fish habitats. 1,294 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.
- 52 local governments and/or organizations participated.
- 130 collection sites were set up throughout the State.
- 918 volunteers donated 3,307 hours of time.
- Davey Tree Experts chipped 65,475 trees in Metro Atlanta
JMS Press Release–10/3/2018
2018-19 Jasper Middle Pride Patrol Team Leaders L-R—Jasmine Cantrell, Carly Patterson, Ashlynn Bruce, Mattie Parks, and Eric Tomas
Jasper Middle School: Where Dragon Nation Begins… By Helping Dragons Become GREENER!
Jasper Middle is excited to announce the launch of their new Pride Patrol Recycling Team, composed of dedicated and diligent 5th and 6th grade students. Members of this team were required to complete an application process including personal references– in preparation for the work world. Because JMS is such a large campus, selected member were divided into five section teams and assigned section leaders.
The Pride Patrol will collect all JMS recyclables on Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:30 am, before homeroom begins. Since recycling is a habit that must be practiced daily, the Pride Patrol will be encouraging their peers and even family members do their part to separate recyclables from rubbish! Mrs. Jennie Smith, School Counselor and Team Sponsor, would like to thank each member for their diligence and cooperation in completing a successful launch!
The Jasper Middle Pride Patrol is excited to do their part in making DRAGON NATION just a bit GREENER!!
Special THANKS for Keep Pickens Beautiful and the Jasper Home Depot for supplying carts and green collection boxes!
2018-19 JMS Pride Patrol Team Members
UPPER HALL Team
Eric Tomas—Team Leader
FRONT OFFICE Team
Mattie Parks—-Team Leader
LOWER HALL Team
Ashlynn Bruce—-Team Leader
MIDDLE HALL Team
Carly Patterson—-Team Leader
BACK HALL Team
Jasmine Cantrell—-Team Leader
Steve Renegar, Store Manager, Jasper Home Depot
Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to thank Home Depot for donating 3 merchandise baskets to our recycling program at Jasper Middle School.
The students use the baskets to move the recycling from room to room and then to the large recycling containers outside provided by Waste Management.
If you would like to start a recycling program at your home or business please contact us at 706-253-3600. We would be glad to help get you started.
Visit our web page www.keepppickensbeautiful.org and learn more us.
This beautiful bird was constructed from trash picked up from the beaches in Brunswick, GA.
The 3” R’s” in recycle are Reduce – Reuse – Recycle.
Please join Keep Pickens Beautiful by practing the 3 “R’s” here in Pickens County and help keep our beautiful County Clean.
Contact our office at 706-253-3600, check out our web page at keeppickensbeautiful.org or Facebook.
Janet Smith, new AAR Volunteer
Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce 2 more families have teamed up to adopt a road and become part our Adopt A Road program. Janet Smith (pictured) and Gina Handley got together to adopt Whitestone Road in Talking. Their first pick up yielded a truck load of litter. Thank you folks for caring about our beautiful county and helping to keep it clean. Keep up the good job. Littering the roadways is a crime in the State of Georgia, punishable by a LARGE fine and/or jail time.
First Pickup collection by Janet Smith and Gina Handley
KPB is all about reaching our goals to improve the quality of life by eliminating litter through community involvement and increased public awareness. Doing the little things make a “BIG difference.” You too can make a difference! If you would like become a volunteer contact the KPB Office at 706-253-3600 or visit our web page at keeppickensbeautiful.org