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Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful

Mission

To foster a partnership with, and between, the citizens of this community to promote and enhance the beauty of Conyers and Rockdale County through education, public action and example.

KCRB empowers citizens to make Conyers-Rockdale a cleaner, greener more thriving community through ongoing participation in recycling drive and clean-up events. With the help of volunteers and public and private partners, KCRB beautifies the community through annual events such as the Great American Cleanup and Rivers Alive events.

About Us

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners appoints KCRB board members to serve staggered two-year terms. The Board is made up of 11 County and four City recommended citizen-volunteers. Each member serves at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners.

KCRB meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month from January to November. Meeting starts  6 p.m. at Nancy Guinn Memorial Library. Membership reappointment is required every two years of service by completing a new volunteer application.

KCRB Board Members:

Lynne Anderson, Chair, City Post Term Expires- July 2019

Jeff Lipscomb, Vice Chair, City Post Term Expires- September 2020

Melissa Staton, City Post Term Expires – December 2022

Hilda Sayles, County Post Term Expires- November 2020

Tara Thelieke Post Term Expires-  October 2023

Ken Corley, County Post Term Expires- November 2020

Vacant, County Post Term Expires- 

Delores Gulley, City Post Term Expires- December 2022

Vacant County Post Term Expires- 

Diana Lee Collins, County Post Term Expires – December 2020

Josie Giles, City Post Term Expires- December 2022

Matthew Joyce County Post Term Expires- December 2022

KCRB Staff Liaisons:

Jorge Diez – Executive Director

Jeannettia Owens – Staff Liaison

Felicia Glover- Lead Staff Liaison

Javier Sayago – City of Conyers Liaison 

Annual Events & Projects

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. 2020 GAC will be Apr., 11, 2020 from 9am-1pm. Use the link below to register your family, youth group or team!

Great American Cleanup Registration

Several locations across Rockdale were spruced up with the help of more than 450 volunteers in 2019 as part of the Great American Cleanup. KCRB, families, individuals, businesses, schools and more than 15 community groups removed tires and tons of trash in the County.

Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Event

2020 PAPER SHREDDING HAS BEEN POSTPONED!

May, KCRB will host the first of two electronics recycling and paper shredding events for 2021. Rockdale residents took advantage of this event to clear their homes of unneeded or unused electronics and paper. The events in the spring and fall of 2019, in total the community and our vendors helped keep a large number of electronics and hazardous materials out of landfills and recycled nearly 11 tons of paper!

Rivers Alive/ 2020 Will be POSTPONED

Rivers Alive is a joint program of the Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s Environmental 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 2019, more than 110 volunteers, including 50 youth, from local schools, church groups, civic organizations, scout troops, small families, and individuals cleaned up local waterways, parks, illegal dumpsites, schools, subdivisions, roadways, Albert Shoals, and other locations.

Last year’s cleanup removed hundreds of bags of garbage and 117 tires amounting to nearly 5.2 tons from local parks, roadways, and waterways.

Beautiful Business of the Month / Year

All nominations are accepted until the 20th of the month.

Businesses will be considered for the award based on the following criteria:

  • Clean
    • Absence of trash, exterior dirt /mildew
    • Generally well- maintained and tidy appearance
  • Sustainable
    • Incorporates sustainable practices such as water and energy-efficient features
  • Flower Beds/Planters
    • Placement
    • Contents and Style
  • Design/Color/Creativity
    • Yard art and or exterior artwork (Murals, Sculpture, Topiary, etc. )
  • Landscaping
    • Weed maintenance
    • Proper pruning

Litter Prevention and Stormwater Pollution Educational Presentation

This educational presentation is a great way to introduce litter prevention and stormwater pollution in our youth.

The hour is packed with information that will spark the minds of the curious!

To book KCRB to speak to your class, camp or youth group contact KCRB staff liaison at 770-278-7052.

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Clean Trail Initiative Program  Winner 2020

ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Grant Program Get $250 for a Trail Improvement Project. With great power comes great responsibility. The custom-built and modified, Jeeps and trucks we all love do have an impact on the land they travel over. Even with careful use of things like winches and tow straps, trails can take a beating.

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Contactless Cleanup 2020

During August, September, October, and November members of the community can choose a cleanup day that KCRB will support. Residents can pick up cleanup equipment, bottled water for participants, and lunch gift cards for their cleanup day.

For more information or to sign up please call

770-278-7052 or email

FELICIA.GLOVER@ROCKDALECOUNTYGA.GOV

Become a KCRB Board Member or Volunteer

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KCRB actively recruits new members and volunteers. The Board invites and encourages citizen-volunteers living and working in Conyers-Rockdale to enhance the quality of life in Rockdale by giving back through community service.

Volunteer service is the foundation of KCRB, and the Board accepts volunteer applications regularly.

To become a board member, please complete the Volunteer Application and return to Jennifer Rutledge at jennifer.rutledge@rockdalecountyga.gov or drop it off at the Board of Commissioners Office, 962 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012.

 

Littering Facts

Attitudes Toward Litter

Research has shown that the main factor in littering is attitude. People feel it’s okay to litter in these situations:

  • Where litter is cleaned up periodically, such as shopping centers, parking lots, or theaters.
  • Where they feel no sense of ownership, such as in public parks, on city streets, and playgrounds.
  • Where there is already an accumulation of litter, such as at illegal dump sites or where litter is trapped.

 Main Sources of Litter

Some of the main sources of litter all result from:

  • Fast food litter
  • Construction site material
  • Household trash
  • Dumping on the side of the road
  • Loose material (hauled by uncovered trucks)
  • Motorists
  • Pedestrians 

 

You Can Help Stop the Spread of Littering

Take action in your community to report and cleanup litter.  KCRB has a few options help empower citizens and businesses to take action.

Address
Planning & Development

1117 West Avenue SW, Conyers, GA 30012 

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Numbers
Telephone: (770) 278-7100

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Code Enforcement:

Rockdale County Code Enforcement
2570 Old Covington Highway
Conyers, GA  30012 (map)
Phone:  770-278-7103 

Code.ViolationsMailbox@rockdalecountyga.gov 

 

Report a Violation Report a Code Violation  

Business Licenses –Option 1
Residential Building Inspections & Permits –Option 2
Zoning –Option 3
Code Enforcement –Option 4 or 770-278-7103
Commercial Development/Building Permits –Option 5

Emails:

Open Records Request
PnDOpenRecords@rockdalecountyga.gov
Business Licenses

businesslicense@rockdalecountyga.gov

Permit Inspections
inspections@rockdalecountyga.gov

Code Enforcement
code.violationsmailbox@rockdalecountyga.gov

Building Permits
buildingpermit@rockdalecountyga.gov

Proposed Budget Information 2024
Transit Development Plan Survey
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Envision Rockdale
Rockdale Economic Development
UGA Extension