For decades, the U. S. scrap tire industry has worked diligently to improve the consumption of scrap tires throughout the country. According to the U. S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) in 1990, only 11 percent of annually generated scrap tires were consumed in beneficial end-use markets.
According to USTMA, in 2017 now over 25 percent of the approximately 62 million tires are used for playgrounds, landscaping mulch and molded and extruded products as the most prolific segments. Today’s crumb rubber is the result of removing metal and fabric from old tires and grinding the scrap tires into different sized pieces for specific applications
Keep Pickens Beautiful has been working in the City park extension located off Lumber Company Road. KPB has purchased a Cabana (pictured) and done grounds work around the building. New recycle and trash containers have been put in place for the convenience of those who wish to have a picnic in the park.
The park is located at the trail head of a walking path that is a loop about 2 ½ miles long. It is scenic and very lovely peaceful place, until the local train passes through. Take a picnic lunch and check it out.
If you would like to join KPB and help keep our county clean and beautiful, call our office at 706-253-3600, or visit our web page at www.keeppickensbeautiful.org, for more information.
KPB is celebrating 30 years of Keeping Pickens Beautiful.
New signs have been put up at Henderson Mountain Road and Highway 108 to warn motorists that this area is under surveillance. Pickens County Marshal Jim Harvey wants to remind residents that littering can carry a hefty fine, and that “I don’t issue warnings, I issue citations.” The sign cautions of the maximum penalty for littering – a $5,000 fine or five years’ jail time or both. Citations can be issued for littering or illegal dumping. Harvey will even go so far as to look through trash in larger dump sites to find identifying pieces of information and track down litterers. Harvey said the county has surveillance cameras they rotate to keep certain trouble spots under watch.
Keep Pickens Beautiful works with Adopt A Road volunteers to try to keep our roadways picked up. It is discouraging to them to pick up the trash people throw their windows and go back the next day and find more.
Don’t be part of the problem, don’t litter, you may pay a fine or go to jail. Help us keep Pickens clean and beautiful. For more information or to volunteer, call 706-253-3600 or visit our web page at keeppickensbeautiful.org.
Pickens County residents only may take four (4) scrap passenger size tires, maximum per family, off the rims, to the Pickens County Recycle Center at 3141 Camp Road, Jasper and 9720 Cove Road, Marble Hill, during the month of April as part of the Great American Clean.
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 possibility 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 clean up our county and protect our environment.
The Great American Cleanup is like a puzzle, if everyone does a small part in the clean up 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.
EVENT PLANS FOR GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP
- PICKENS COUNTY – CLEAN UP – TIRE AMNESTY
- TATE COMMUNITY- TREE PLANTING – CLEANUP AT PARK
- ALL SCHOOLS – CLEANUP AND BEAUTIFY
- ADOPT A ROAD VOLUNTEERS – PICK UP THEIR ASSIGNED ROADS
- SHREDDER – MONDAY APRIL 15TH NOON TO 3:00 – 124 W. Church Street IBMSECU