The New Pickens Recycling Center, located at 390 Appalachian Road, off of Hwy 515, will be accepting the following items to be recycled. With some changes in the numbers on the plastic and they will be sorted into different bins that will be clearly marked:

• Cardboard only
• Mixed Paper, junk mail, newspaper, phone books etc…
• #1 Plastic Drinking Bottles, water bottles, coke bottles etc…
• #2 Plastic Mixed Color Detergent bottles, Yellow Milk Jugs, Fabric Softener bottles
• #2 Clear Plastic Bottles
• Aluminum Cans
• Steel Cans Only
• White paper shredder

Trash Compactors will be for house hold trash only. $1 fee for each bag.
TV Sets small $2 fee
TV Sets large $5 fee
2 Dumpsters out back will be for furniture and mattresses for a fee.
2 places to drop off glass. Glass will be placed on the yellow dump tables.
Glass does not have to be separated.
1 open top container for all metals. Refrigerators will still have a fee charged.
The tire trailer will be relocated to the new enter so we can continue to accept tires for a  $4 fee per tire.
We will still be taking oils and antifreeze

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

Watch for news about the upcoming OPEN HOUSE!


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 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.

December 2015 Recycling Award.

Bargain Barn receives KPB Recycling Award:

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Pictured left to Right Carol Opdenhoff, Recycling Chair for KPB, Cynthia Spriggs, Store Manager, and Jimmy Cheshire, Gun Department Manager

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to present the Bargain Barn with our Business Recycling Award. Accepting the award is Cynthia Spriggs, Store Manager.

The Bargain Barn has been recycling cardboard for years, according to Diane Dean, Office Manager.  Diane stated that so far his year Jimmy Cheshire has transported 13,000 pounds of bailed cardboard to Self Recycling, located just off Highway 515.  Bargain Barn also recycles their employee’s aluminum cans and plastic bottles.  Thank you for your efforts to reduce solid waste in Pickens County, keep up the good work.

If you are interested in starting recycling at home or in your workplace, please contact KPB at 706-253-3600, we will be glad to help you get started.  Please visit our newly designed webpage at and face book .



                                     2015 Jeep Fest.

Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to congratulate and thank the Jeep Fest recycling team, Sheriff Craig, your staff, and all the volunteers for hosting a fun packed weekend with encouragement to recycle. Among the 1000 plus entrants and thousands of spectators, KPB managed to collect 22 bags of plastic bottles and aluminum cans and a pickup truck of cardboard during the 3 day event.

Thanks Everyone!!

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Wyatt, sitting in the truck; Marc, leaning against the truck; and AJ and Bart awaiting the next load of recycles




JeepF 2015 aHere come Gloria and Vered (not pictured) with the next load



All loaded up, the truck and trailer are full. Than off to the recycle station.