Habitat for Humanity Partners with Keep Pickens Beautiful

Keep Pickens Beautiful is once again providing recycle containers at the Habitat for Humanity construction site. The completion of this house will make their third completed one in New Hope Acres Subdivision. KPB has placed a recycling container to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans from their volunteers working on the new house. Keep up the good work of providing descent affordable housing for families who might not otherwise be able to afford one. HFH has been partnering with KPB in our recycling program for many years, reducing the amount of trash going into our landfills.

KPB would like to thank all of our organizations for recycling at their jobs sites and offices. If you would like to join our business recycle group, contact us at 706-253-3600 or visit our web site at keeppickensbeautiful.org for more information on you can make a difference in reducing solid waste in Pickens County.

KPB Earns the Governor’s Circle Award

KPB Board Members

Keep Pickens Beautiful is proud to announce we have received the Governors Circle Award. This award is presented by the state of Georgia recognizing exemplary performance by certified affiliates in reducing litter, minimizing waste and greening local communities.  Keep American Beautiful: conducting and annual Litter Index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio and engaging volunteer to take greater responsibility for their community environment. Additionally, the affiliate must be an active member of the Georgia Network.

KPB is proud to accept this award on behalf of all of our volunteers who help throughout the year to maintain, beautify and participate in our recycling program.    Our special thanks to all of our supporters who help make these awards possible.  If you would like to join KPB and help us with this task, contact us at 706-253-3600 or visit us on our web page www.keeppickensbeautiful.org.

TIRE AMNESTY MONTH OF APRIL FOR PICKENS COUNTY RESIDENTS

Pickens County residents only, may take four (4) scrap passenger tires, maximum per family, off the rims, to the Pickens County Recycle Center on Camp Road and Cove Road, during the month of April as part of the Great American Clean Month.

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 possible 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 cleanup our county and protect our environment.

The Great American Cleanup is like a puzzle, if everyone does a small part in the cleanup 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.

Bring One for the Chipper

“BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2018″
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT

WHEN:                      Saturday, January 6, 2018, 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 www.keeppickensbeautiful.org or on Facebook

2017 Result                                                                                                          

94,417 trees were collected in total.  Of these, 82,941 were recycled into mulch for playgrounds, city and county landscaping projects, and individual homes.

  • 2,709 trees were sunk into lakes across the state to provide fish habitats. 776 were used for fuel or other uses.
  • Over 6 million Christmas trees have been recycled and diverted from landfills since the start of the program.
  • 48 local governments and/or organizations participated.
  • 151 collection sites were set up throughout the State.
  • 673 volunteers donated 2,254 hours of time.
  • Davey Tree Experts chipped 54,410 trees in Metro Atlanta

Change Tomorrow-Today-Recycle

Keep Pickens Beautiful sponsored a poster contest for National Recycle Day November 15, 2017.  Elementary and Middle School art teachers were invited to participate.  Keep Pickens Beautiful invited the children to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to the environment by participating in the contest. This poster contest, Change Tomorrow-Today-Recycle, helps the community to achieve a goal of higher excellence in recycling, composting, and buying recycled products and packaging.

Winners in the Kindergarten to Second Grade division were: Jayla Dean 1st place, Ellie Parker 2nd place, and Townson Rickenbaker 3rd place

Winners in the Third to Fifth Grade division were: Cassandra Hamrick 1st place, Isabel Faucett 2nd place, and Ellie Darnell 3rd place

The posters are on display at the Pickens County Government building located at 1266 East Church Street.  We invite you to stop and enjoy the winner’s posters.