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.

BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER

“BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2017”
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT

WHEN:        Saturday, January 7, 2017, 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 26 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 

  • * 108,468 trees were collected in GA . Of these 105.369 were recycled into mulch for playgrounds, city and county landscap8ing projects, and individual homes.
  •   Pickens contributed 140 of the tress collected.
  • * 1,116 trees were sunk into lakes across the state to provide fish habitats. 1,587 were wsed for fuel or other uses.
  • * Over 6 million Christmas trees have been recycled and diverted from land fills since the start of the   program.
  • * 60 local governments and / or organizations participated.
  • * 189 collection sites were set up throughout the State.
  • * 1,167 volunteers donated 5,071 hours of time.were set up throughout

GAC Tire Amnesty

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TIRE AMENSTY 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 if how you can have a part in the Great American Cleanup please call our office at 706-253-3600 for information.

 EVENT PLANS FOR GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP

  • PICKENS COUNTY – CLEAN UP – TIRE AMENSTY
  • CITY OF JASPER – EACH SATURDAY IN APRIL THE CITY WILL PICK UP CURB SIDE BRUSH, LIMBS, ETC. SEE WATER BILL FOR DETAILS.
  • CITY OF NELSON – DAILY LITTER PICK UP THROUGH OUT NELSON.
  • TOWN OF TALKING ROCK – WORK TO RESTORE PARK TRASH DAY FOR ODD ITEMS
  • TATE COMMUNITY- TREE PLANTING AT DEPOT
  • ALL SCHOOLS – CLEANUP AND BEAUTIFY
  • ADOPT A ROAD VOLUNTEERS – PICK UP THEIR ASSIGNED ROADS
  • SHREDDER – Saturday APRIL 16TH 9:00 TO NOON
  • OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP NOON – FINISHED
  • SPRUCE UP THE MURAL IN DOWNTOWN JASPER
  • KPB OFFICE SPRUCE UP THE GROUNDS

Clean Sweep

Nominate most littered road in county for KPB’s Operation Clean Sweep

Sheriff Donnie Craig is a great ally in KPB’s efforts to beautify Pickens County. He allows inmates from the County Detention Center to pick up litter. I know everyone has seen these men gathering litter from our roads and highways. We are grateful to those who volunteer for this duty and to Sheriff Craig for allowing this effort and for providing a Deputy to supervise the clean-up.
“Operation Clean Sweep” is a new effort to go along with these ongoing efforts to keep our roads free from litter. If you have a road to submit for Operation Clean Sweep, contact KPB byphone or by Email. You can also leave a post on our Facebook page to nominate a road.  KPB will review the nominations and pick a “winner” to be the object of a crew of volunteers to pick up litter.
The deadline for nominations will be April 8th at Noon. If weather permits, we will “Clean Sweep” the chosen road on Saturday April 16th. Our plan will be for all volunteers to meet at the First Baptist Church parking lot at noon where we will carpool to the site. It is expected that with travel time and clean-up, “Operation Clean Sweep” should last approximately two to three hours. Depending on interest from the community we may have to limit the number of volunteers that we can have on the side of the chosen roadway.
We look forward to your nominations and your participation in “Operation Clean Sweep”. Our phone number is 706-253-3600 and our email ID is:  [email protected] This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can find us on facebook at: www.facebook.com/groups/KeepPickensBeautiful/ or simply search for KPB- Keep Pickens Beautiful. Please  leave your name, phone number and the location of the roadway you are nominating. If you want to volunteer to work on April 16th please leave your name and phone number. Look for further details in the Pickens Progress or on our website: www.keeppickensbeautiful.com/ and on our facebook page. We hope to hear from a lot of you here in Pickens County.