Great American Cleanup
The Great American Cleanup is the annual spring cleanup event in association with Keep America Beautiful. Hundreds of volunteers collect trash and other debris around the community during the Great American Cleanup. KCRB uses the Great American Clean up as an instrument to promote recycling and the importance of litter prevention.
Several locations across Rockdale were spruced up with the help of a record-high number of more than 525 volunteers in 2016 as part of the Great American Cleanup. KCRB, families, individuals, businesses, schools and more than 30 community groups removed tires and tons of trash in the County.
Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Event
In September, KCRB hosted a county-wide Recycling Month featuring an electronics recycling and paper shredding event. Rockdale residents took advantage of these events to clear their homes of unneeded or unused cell phones, electronics and paper. This event diverted 8 tons of paper and 12,000 pounds of metal, plastic, glass, computer housings, and peripheral equipment from local landfills.
The 2016 Electronics & Paper Shredding event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., or until the shredding truck is full, in the parking lot of the Rockdale County Government Annex at 1400 Parker Road in Conyers. More information about electronic items that will be accepted/not accepted and limits on paper shredding will be available approximately one prior to the event in the Top Stories section on the County’s website.
Rivers Alive is a joint program of the Department of Natural Resource’s Protection Division and Keep Georgia Beautiful Campaign. Rivers Alive is held annually in the fall and draws hundreds of citizen-volunteers to clean up the waterways in Rockdale County.
In 2015, more than 200 volunteers, including 93 youth, from local schools, church groups, civic organizations, scout troops, small families, and individuals cleaned up local waterways, parks, illegal dump sites, schools, subdivisions, roadways, Albert Shoals, and other locations. The cleanup removed old tires, several thousand pounds of litter and covered about six miles of waterways.
The 2016 Rivers Alive Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Pine Log Park. Registration will be available approximately one prior to the cleanup in the Top Stories section on the County’s website.