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


Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to award the Shadow Creek Gift Shop, in Talking Rock, the Green Thumb award for July 2020. Owners Steve and Audrey —-have been busy planting beautiful flower bed all around their gift shop in Talking Rock. Their shop is open on the weekends, please go and visit their handy work, you won’t be disappointed. Keep up the good work, making Talking Rock a beautiful place to live and work.

If you would like to suggest someone or a business for a Green Ribbon or Green Thumb Award, call the KPB office at 706-253-3600 Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:00 to 2:00 PM. ( limited hours due to the coruna virus,) please call ahead or leave a message.


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


Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to “say thank you” to the two KPB board members that donated their time to make the repairs on the walkway at the Chamber in Lee Newton Park.  A special thanks to Brad Stevens at South Scape for donating the gravel necessary to fill in the walkway.  It was a big job but with helping hands it has been completed.

You can learn about Keep Pickens Beautiful by visiting our web page at, or contact us at 706-253-3600, leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.


Due to the coronavirus, the GAC was limited in the activities that were planned for the event.  The county again this year gave a tire amnesty, which yielded 1018 old tires, according to Kenneth Woodward, Recycling Director. They will be recycled into new products and kept out of back yards and off the roadsides.

KPB Adopt A Road Volunteers picked up 42 bags of trash from 13 miles of county roadways.  This amounts to 3.5 bags of trash per mile.

Our thanks to the City of Jasper for the beautiful flowers they planted all along Main Street.   KPB also wants to thank the businesses that joined our cigarette litter campaign. We trust those who shop downtown will take advantage of our new containers, and help keep our beautiful city clean.

If you have any questions about recycling or adopting a road, please call our office at 706-253-3600 and leave a message, we will return your phone call as soon as possible.