As the month of April and Great American Cleanup wind down, Keep Pickens Beautiful held another event at the Pickens County Recycle Center on Camp Road Saturday April 26, 2014.  As a “thank you” to those residents who brought their recycling to the Center, Carol Opdenhoff, Recycling Chair, handed out gift packets and thanked them for their efforts to reduce solid waste in our beautiful County. Thanks to all of our residents who recycle all year round.

Our special thanks to the workers at the Recycle Center and to the County for providing a facility where we can dispose of our recycling and keep it out of landfills.


If you would like more information on how you can start recycling at home or your place of business, contact the KPB office at 706-253-3600. Or visit our web and face book pages.  KPB provides recycling containers free of charge for our local businesses, when they join our free recycling program.


Pictures left to right Rob Caron, county resident, Tony Peace, assistance center manager, Carol Opdenhoff, recycling chair for KPB.





      MAY 2,3, 2014 see news paper for more details.





New officers were elected at the Keep Pickens Beautiful (KPB) annual meeting/Christmas Party at the home of Board Member Al Rothe. Vered Kleinberger was elected President, Al Rothe was elected Vice-President and Carol Opdenhoff was elected Secretary/Treasurer at the December 2nd  meeting.


On January 13th at a weather delayed meeting of the KPB board of directors, the gavel was passed from outgoing President Carol Opdenhoff to new President, Vered Kleinberger. At this meeting plans for 2014 and results for 2013 were discussed.


A major KPB initiative, Adopt-A-Road, under the leadership of Ron Jager was very successful in 2013. Almost 65 volunteer picked up 377.5 bags of liter from approximately 35 miles of Pickens County Roads. Everyone in this County owes a debt of gratitude to the volunteers that performed this service in 2013.

Bart Connelly will be taking over Chairmanship of this program for 2014.


The Board of Directors for 2014 are: Bart Connelly, Lynn Cooper, Fran Dodd, Diane Kinzer, Vered Kleinberger, Audrey Kirsten-Lewis, Bret McDaniel, Carol Opdenhoff, Mary Ann Rentz, Al Rothe and Codi Van Atta. Gloria Proudfoot is our Office Manager and can be found at our Office at56 South Main Streeton Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 9 and 2. Call us at 706-253-3600 if you have questions or comments; or visit our website at The community is also

invited to join our Facebook Group at:





From the library's Festival of Trees


"A Renewable Christmas Tree" at the Festival of Trees made by Keep Pickens Beautiful and Harmony Elementary students. All ornaments were made from recyclable items. 




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

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KPB, formerly Citizens for a Clean Community, was founded in 1989, comprised of a group of concerned citizens striving to develop a clean and beautiful environment for Pickens County.  A part of the Keep America Beautiful Program, KPB seeks to improve quality of life by eliminating litter through increased public awareness.  A key part of the waste "reduction" is "conservation" - using natural resources wisely and using less than usual in order to avoid waste. 

At KPB we want you to know about us, to join us, and to do your part.  Every one has a role!  We can all learn to REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE.  Georgia's Litter It Costs You program has adopted the Georgia Brown Thrasher as a mascot.  "TRASHER" is here to remind you to put litter in its place, and to encourage you to get involved.

We invite you to browse some of our material and to find a spot to plug in with KPB  Call or e-mail and we will find a place just for you.