“BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2021” CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT

Keep Pickens is pleased with the results of this year’s BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER.   96 Christmas trees were shredded up and made into mulch to be recycled, but better than that, they were kept out of landfills.  Many of our county residents put the trees out in their yards and make a place for the birds to seek refuge, others are placed in area lakes to provide habitats for fish.

Thank you for your part in reducing our landfills by recycling.  If you would like more information on recycling visit our website at www.keeppickensbeautiful.org or call our office at 706-253-3600, leave a message and we will return your call asap.

ITEMS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE NEW RECYCLE CENTER

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!

ITEMS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE NEW RECYCLE CENTER

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

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 keeppickensbeautiful@gmail.com.

A BETTER PACKAGING IDEA, REDUCES WASTE

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 keeppickensbeautiful.com 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.