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
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
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 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.