Welcome to
Keep Pickens Beautiful!


Keep Pickens Beautiful is a Pickens County, GA nonprofit, volunteer organization affiliated with Keep America Beautiful
Our focus is to sustain litter reduction and voluntary recycling, as well as projects that
enhance the beauty of our environment and improve solid waste management.



Adopt-A-Road Collection Statistics

more than

32,784 bags

collected since 1998!

more than

7397 miles

cleaned since 1998!

Thank you so much to our volunteers!


Join Keep Pickens Beautiful

We are looking for volunteers, corporate partners, Board of Directors members, and community members to get involved and help us grow.

Come help us to make an even bigger difference in our community!


Corporate Partnerships

Keep Pickens Beautiful values our relationship with local businesses and organizations. Thanks to these partnerships, we’ve been able to make a big difference in our community!

We are currently redeveloping our Corporate Partnership program…. Details will be available here soon.

Enjoy looking through our Business Recycling photo gallery to see some of our long-time recycling partners.

Business Recycling

The latest news from KPB

Pickens Recycling Center Wins Keep Pickens Beautiful’s Green Ribbon Award

Green Ribbon - Pickens Recycling Center

Keep Pickens Beautiful awards the Green Ribbon Award to local individuals, groups, clubs, or businesses. The award recognizes outstanding examples of programs, projects, or activities that enhance our community.  The most recent recipient is the Pickens Recycling Center!

The Pickens Recycling Center and their state-of-the-art recycling facility is making a significant impact in our community.  Through their efficiency and dedicated staff, Pickens County is able to reduce the waste headed to the landfill.  Under the guidance of Director Kenny Woodard, the center is making noteworthy strides to establishing Pickens County as a recycling hub in our region.

In addition to the recycling services the center provides, the staff have done an amazing job of making the facility an attractive place to visit!  The stacked stone wall, plants such as daisies and butterfly bushes, and the other efforts made to beautify are a welcoming as you drive through to drop off your recyclable materials.

Thank you to the Pickens Recycling Center!  Keep Pickens Beautiful is happy to award you the Green Ribbon Award for June/July 2021!

If you have a nominee for a future Green Ribbon Award, please let us know!


We look forward to hearing from you!

Keeping Pickens Beautiful is a Team Effort!


Enjoy the photos of Pickens County throughout our site donated by Bear Woods Photography.
If you have images to contribute, please send them our way!


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