WHO WE ARE
Keep Elbert County Beautiful (KECB) is a 501c-3 charitable organization, supported by Elbert County, with an office in the old Beaverdam School at 1088 Ruckersville Road in Elberton. Our mission is ... 'to promote public interest in the general improvement of the environment of Elbert County." KECB is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Georgia Beautiful. Our goals are to increase recycling, decrease littering and illegal dumping, improve the overall appearance of our County and promote community involvement.
Although KECB's Execcutive Director is paid by Elbert County on a part time basis, the Directors on the Board are volunteers. All funding for KECB projects is generated through membership sales, donations and fund raising activities. 100% of these funds are spent in or for projects in Elbert County. Recent efforts include: working with the schools on anti-littering and pro-recycling education; purchasing 60 recycle bins for the schools to supplement those already there - now every classroom has a recycle bin; helping initiate a recycling program at the EC Government Complex and Courthouse; holding quarterly recycling events in Bowman and Elberton; having trash clean ups every 4-6 weeks; with the help of the City of Elberton, establishing a successful litter hotline; planning a tree planting project at the 17/72 Interchange on the west side of Elberton; planning to put three granite planters at the renovated hotel on the Elberton Square and helping to get the fines for littering and illegal dumping increased.
WHAT WE DO
YOUR DIRTY SECRET IS OUT
That's the first step to helping Elbert County get clean. A tossed wrapper, a cup left when no one is looking, a cigarette butt thrown out of the window when you are alone. It seems like a small thing, but each adds up to a big problem. Our neighbors have been cleaning up after us, but the problem gets out of control. Looking the other way when a piece of trash is improperly disposed of starts to take its toll on our city. When will it stop? When someone gets sick?When jobs are located in cleaner communities? When we see how much money we lose cleaning up after everyone?
FACE THE PROBLEM
Litter is something you can change. Start by looking at yourself. Do you really need to toss it? Or can you recycle it? Can you keep it til you get to a trashcan? What about making sure you keep your trash covered whether you are driving it somewhere or letting it sit out at the curb?
HELP OTHERS OVERCOME THEIR LITTERING PROBLEM
Chances are your friends and loved ones don't realize what littering is doing to our community. Don't sit by silently.
Volunteer in your community. Don't throw it. Pick litter up when you see it. Join in on a community cleanup.
VEHICLE RECYCLING FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS
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