Bring One for the Chipper




WHEN:    Saturday, January 2, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

WHAT:  Area residents will go green and drop off Christmas trees to be chipped into mulch or used as a wildlife habitat. The event educates the public on recycling and environmental conservation.  It also allows communities to put discarded Christmas trees to good use.  The program has been a holiday tradition in Georgia for more than 25 years and is the largest tree recycling program in the nation.

WHERE:  Your old tree will be reused as mulch or wildlife habitat. Drop off your undecorated Christmas tree for recycling at the Park’n Ride across from the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Building in Newton Park (500 Stegall Street) 

FOR INFORMATION CALL:  Keep Pickens Beautiful, 706-253-3600   Or visit us at or on Facebook

2015 Result:  Pickens County collected and recycled 130 trees. Good work, community.

  • 98,876 trees were collected in total. Of these, 91,147 were recycled into mulch for playgrounds, city and county landscaping projects, and individual homes.
  • 5,908 trees were sunk into lakes across the state to provide fish habitats, 1,821 were used for the fuel or other uses.
  • Over 6 million Christmas trees have been recycled and diverted from landfills since the start of the program.
  •  66 local governments and /or organizations participated.

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




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.

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  KPB can also help you get started recycling at your home or business.