ITEMS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE NEW RECYCLE CENTER

The New Recycling Center will be accepting the following items to be recycled as before. With some changes in the numbers on the plastic and they will be sorted into different bins that will be clearly marked:

  1. Card board only
  2. Mixed Paper, junk mail, newspaper, phone books etc…
  3. #1 Plastic Drinking Bottles, water bottles, coke bottles etc…
  4. # 2 Plastic Mixed Color Detergent Bottles, Yellow Milk Jugs, Fabric Softener Bottles…
  5. # 2 Clear Plastic Bottles
  6. Aluminum Cans
  7. Steel Cans Only
  8. White paper shredder

Trash Compactors will be for house hold trash only. $1 fee for each bag.

2 Dumpsters out back will be for furniture and mattresses for a fee.

1 Open top container for clear/green glass and 1open top container for brown glass.

1 open top container for all metals. Refrigerators will still have a fee charged.

We will still be taking oils and antifreeze.

The tire trailer will be relocated to the new center so we can continue to accept tires for a fee.

Call the KPB office if you have any questions and we will try to answers them.706-253-3600

Recycle Your Old Telephone Books

Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to remind you to recycle your old telephone books.  The new phone books for 2020 are in the mail; please put your old books in your recycle.  The books are being accepted at both recycling centers; help our County to reduce the amount of trash going into landfills.  For more information please call KPB at 706-253-3600 or email us at keeppickensbeautiful@gmail.com.

A BETTER PACKAGING IDEA, REDUCES WASTE

Motor oil in a 6 quart cardboard box?? The oil comes packaged in a plastic bag, compressed and put in a cardboard box. When you have put the new clean oil in your vehicle, you can put the used oil back in the plastic bag. Take the used oil and the cardboard box to the recycle center.

According to the manufacturer this is 70% less plastic vs. traditional plastic bottles.

What a great idea. This seems like a better way to change the oil in our vehicles and help out the environment.

For information on recycling, visit keeppickensbeautiful.com web page. If you have questions email us at keeppickensbeautiful@gmail, or call us at 706-253-3600. The regular office hours are 10:00 – 2:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday.

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