CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT

“BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2020”
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT

“BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2020”
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENTWHEN:  Saturday, January 4, 2020, 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 29 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 Veterans “BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2020”
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENTMemorial Blvd. (500 Stegall Street).

Pickens County residents recycled 118 Christmas trees in 2019, diverting them from landfills, and chipping them up into useful mulch. In this day of artificial Christmas trees, that’s not bad. Let’s see if we can do better in 2020 and set a new record.

For more information call KPB at 705-253-3600 or email us at keeppickensbeautiful@gmail.com, The office is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 until 2:00, leave a message and we will return your phone call.

Keep Pickens Beautiful – PO Box 342 – Jasper, Georgia  30143

Phone  (706) 253-3600   www.KeepPickensBeautiful.org

RECYCLED TIRE MARKET FINDING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR RUBBER

For decades, the U. S. scrap tire industry has worked diligently to improve the consumption of scrap tires throughout the country. According to the U. S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) in 1990, only 11 percent of annually generated scrap tires were consumed in beneficial end-use markets.

According to USTMA, in 2017 now over 25 percent of the approximately 62 million tires are used for playgrounds, landscaping mulch and molded and extruded products as the most prolific segments. Today’s crumb rubber is the result of removing metal and fabric from old tires and grinding the scrap tires into different sized pieces for specific applications

TIRE AMNESTY MONTH OF APRIL FOR PICKENS COUNTY RESIDENTS

Pickens County residents only may take four (4) scrap passenger size tires, maximum per family, off the rims, to the Pickens County Recycle Center at 3141 Camp Road, Jasper  and 9720 Cove Road, Marble Hill, during the month of April as part of the Great American Clean.

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 possibility 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 clean up our county and protect our environment.

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

 EVENT PLANS FOR GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP

  • PICKENS COUNTY – CLEAN UP – TIRE AMNESTY
  • TATE COMMUNITY- TREE PLANTING – CLEANUP AT PARK
  • ALL SCHOOLS – CLEANUP AND BEAUTIFY
  • ADOPT A ROAD VOLUNTEERS – PICK UP THEIR ASSIGNED ROADS
  • SHREDDER – MONDAY APRIL 15TH NOON TO 3:00 – 124 W. Church Street IBMSECU

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.