Motor oil in a 6 quart cardboard box?? The oil comes packaged in a plastic bag, compressed and put in a cardboard box. When you have put the new clean oil in your vehicle, you can put the used oil back in the plastic bag. Take the used oil and the cardboard box to the recycle center.

According to the manufacturer this is 70% less plastic vs. traditional plastic bottles.

What a great idea. This seems like a better way to change the oil in our vehicles and help out the environment.

For information on recycling, visit keeppickensbeautiful.com web page. If you have questions email us at keeppickensbeautiful@gmail, or call us at 706-253-3600. The regular office hours are 10:00 – 2:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday.

December 2015 Recycling Award.

Bargain Barn receives KPB Recycling Award:

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Pictured left to Right Carol Opdenhoff, Recycling Chair for KPB, Cynthia Spriggs, Store Manager, and Jimmy Cheshire, Gun Department Manager

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to present the Bargain Barn with our Business Recycling Award. Accepting the award is Cynthia Spriggs, Store Manager.

The Bargain Barn has been recycling cardboard for years, according to Diane Dean, Office Manager.  Diane stated that so far his year Jimmy Cheshire has transported 13,000 pounds of bailed cardboard to Self Recycling, located just off Highway 515.  Bargain Barn also recycles their employee’s aluminum cans and plastic bottles.  Thank you for your efforts to reduce solid waste in Pickens County, keep up the good work.

If you are interested in starting recycling at home or in your workplace, please contact KPB at 706-253-3600, we will be glad to help you get started.  Please visit our newly designed webpage at www.keeppickensbeautiful.org. and face book .



                                     2015 Jeep Fest.

Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to congratulate and thank the Jeep Fest recycling team, Sheriff Craig, your staff, and all the volunteers for hosting a fun packed weekend with encouragement to recycle. Among the 1000 plus entrants and thousands of spectators, KPB managed to collect 22 bags of plastic bottles and aluminum cans and a pickup truck of cardboard during the 3 day event.

Thanks Everyone!!

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Wyatt, sitting in the truck; Marc, leaning against the truck; and AJ and Bart awaiting the next load of recycles




JeepF 2015 aHere come Gloria and Vered (not pictured) with the next load



All loaded up, the truck and trailer are full. Than off to the recycle station.