New AAR Volunteer

New AAR Volunteer, Judy Pruitt

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce another Adopt A Road member. Judy and Melvin Pruitt have volunteered to pick up Upper Salem Church Road. Thanks to the Pruitt Family another road in our beautiful county will be cleaned up. Littering the roadways is a crime in the State of Georgia, punishable by a LARGE fine and/or jail time. Our “thanks” to the Pruitt Family.

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 our office at 706-253-3600 and visit our web page at:

KPB Earns the Governor’s Circle Award

KPB Board Members

Keep Pickens Beautiful is proud to announce we have received the Governors Circle Award. This award is presented by the state of Georgia recognizing exemplary performance by certified affiliates in reducing litter, minimizing waste and greening local communities.  Keep American Beautiful: conducting and annual Litter Index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio and engaging volunteer to take greater responsibility for their community environment. Additionally, the affiliate must be an active member of the Georgia Network.

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.  If you would like to join KPB and help us with this task, contact us at 706-253-3600 or visit us on our web page


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 how you can have a part in the Great American Cleanup please call our office at 706-253-3600 for more information.


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.


Keep Pickens Beautiful is proud to present our first quarter Green Ribbon Award to Jasper First Baptist Church. The church’s grounds are always tailored, neat, well groomed and “easy on the eye.”  Our hats are off to them, and our thanks for helping to keep our community beautiful.

Left to right Pastor Greg Pope, Charles Pittard, Clint Chapman and Earl Gaskins

Pictured are Charles Pittard & Earl Gaskins, who co-chair the Grounds Committee, ably assisted by the most helpful volunteer Clint Chapman.  Pastor Greg Pope is standing by to support them.  Congratulations!