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.

New Signs – No Littering!

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.

Pre-K Cleanup at Hill City Elementary

The Pre-K teachers at Hill City Elementary School are rejuvenating the outdoor classroom.

They will cleanup and repair the existing structure, butterfly garden, and vegetable garden.  The outdoor classroom was established in 2004 with the help of Keep Pickens Beautiful. KPB provided grant funds of $300.00, which will be used to purchase needed plants, seeds, soil, and tools for the project. This project will be a good learning tool for these young students.

If you would like more information on becoming a part of the many programs KPB has going on through the beautiful county, call our office at 706-253-3600, visit our web page (www.keeppickensbeautiful, org) or go on face book.