Heritage Festival

Keep Pickens Beautiful participated in the Talking Rock Heritage Days Festival. KPB placed 8 recycle containers around the grounds of the festival, giving the visitors an opportunity to recycle their cans and bottles.  The weather was beautiful and the crowds enjoyed the music, good food and a record number of vendor booths as well as the towns local stores, to select a large variety of merchandise from.

KPB recycle containers collected 4 large bags of aluminum cans and plastic water bottles. Our thanks to all who recycled and kept these materials out of our landfills, while being turned back into useful products, to serve another day.

IF you would like information on recycling at your event, home or business, contact the KPB office at 706-253-3600 or visit our web site at keeppickensbeautiful



                                     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




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

Blue Grass Festival Recycles

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Festival Volunteers, Jim Elrod (L), Joe Weaver (R

Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to thank Ray Smith, general chairman of the first Charity Bluegrass Festival for the American legion Post 149, and all those who volunteered last weekend. The festival partnered with KPB, to set out recycle containers around their venue.  The weather was great and the festival guests did their part by using the containers.  9 very large bags of plastic water bottles and 4 large bags of aluminum cans,as well as glass and cardboard were recycled and kept out of our landfills.  Working together we all can make a difference.

If you are planning an event and would KPB to furnish you with recycle containers, please contact our office at 706-253-3600 or visit our web site at www.keeppickensbeautiful.org.  KPB can also help you get started recycling at your home or business.

Earth Day

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Keep Pickens Beautiful Sponsored Earth Day Activities with the students of Pickens County.

The students in Pickens County participated in Earth Day activities.  The students were testing during the official Earth Day, April 22, 2015 so activities were spread out for several weeks.

Some of the activities were planting flowers, making pledges for the year, participating in fund raisers to making this planet a better place to live, cleaning up school grounds, picking up trash and creating projects made from recycled materials.

Students pledged to turn off water while brushing teeth, turn off lights, start helping their families use reusable bags while shopping and reduce, reuse and recycle.

Peyton Vincent 1st grader

During Earth Day, a first grader, Peyton Vincent in Mrs. Morgan’s class at Harmony Elementary wrote “How to Help the Earth”.  He states: ” I were going to help the Earth I would make it so planes don’t leak.  I would make little covers that cover up the tail pipes and not make them leak.  I would also make the planes stronger than they already are.”

The many activities and events around Pickens County schools made Earth Day a part of recognizing the importance of taking care of our planet.