KEEP DECATUR COUNTY BEAUTIFUL
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Our Mission is to improve the local environment through education, beautification and waste management.
Keep Decatur County Beautiful (KDCB) is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to keeping our community free of litter and educated about recycling, solid waste management, beautification and environmental stewardship. We are¬†the local¬†affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. and Keep Georgia Beautiful and are run by a volunteer Board of Directors and a full-time Executive Director, Suzanne Brandt. We sponsor events like the RIvers Alive Clean-up in October and the Great American Clean-up in the spring.
Over the years our clean-up efforts have pulled thousands of tons of litter from county waterways and roadsides. Our volunteers have been recognized with awards from the State level for our litter prevention efforts. We worked with Decatur County Commissioners to establish environmental ordinances for our county. A grant developed by KDCB helped start the Decatur County Recycling Center in November 2000. We have portable recyclable collection trailers located in Attapulgus, Brinson, Climax, Faceville area, BHS and BPS.
KDCB Board Members
Comissioner Frank Loeffler
Dr. Adele Cunningham
Dr. Steve Golladay
We ‚ô•our Volunteers!
Rivers Alive 2013
Hutto Middle School Enthusiastic Volunteers with a Reacher Salute!
KDCB Projects¬†& Activities
For up-to-date information, feel free to call this office at any time.¬† (229)248-3030. ¬†You can help! Our programs depend on donations of time, services and financial contributions from members of our community. Decatur pride starts with you.¬† Become a KDCB member and volunteer!
Electronic Recycling (Annual)
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Recyclable items include: television ($10 to leave these), test & network equipment, steros, copiers, computer CPUs, video machines, laptops, VCRs, printers, camcorders, disc drives, keyboards, cameras, scanners, record players, electrical panels, CB radios, circuit boards, speakers, fax machines, CD players, typewriters, UPS/baterry back-ups, cables, portable radios, projectors, cell phones, computer "mice", telephones, modems, pagers, ink/toner cartridges, non-hazardous medical equipment, batteries, remote controllers, vacuum cleaners and microwaves.
NOT ACCEPTED: hazardous waste, gas-powered equipment, non-electrical equipment, mercury containing devices (e.g., thermometers and fire alarms), light bulbs/fluorescent tubes.
The Wall Street Journal called electronic waste "the world's fastest growing and potentially dangerous waste problem." Computer monitors contain an average of four pounds of lead plus smalla mounts of other forms of toxins, like mercury and cadmium, according to the US EPA.
Recycling electronics allows precious metals, glass, steel and plastics to be used again. Disposing of electronics is hazardous to the enivornment as toxic materials like lead and mercury placed in landfills can lead to possible contamination of ground water.
White Goods¬†ARE accepted at both Decatur County Landfills.¬† For locations and contact information call 248-3030.
Used cell phones are always accepted at the KDCB office at 203 W. Broughton Street or at BHS, Mrs. Marie Stapleton 229-248-2230.
Rivers Alive is always held in October. Decatur County volunteers take advantage of the last chance to clean the water and watershed before the water reaches the sea.
2011 Totals - 200 volunteers removed 8 tons of trash. Our most unusual find was a purse with a snake inside.
9 active groups work with KDCB and DOT to exercise stewardship for state highways in Decatur County.
- Lions Club
- City of Attapulgus
- Home Depot
- BHS JROTC
- Decatur County 4-H Club
- Harrell Family
- Decatur County Road Department
- Bainbridge College Science Club
- Blackjack Volunteer Fire Dept
Great American Clean Up
The clean up is March, April, and May of each year.
Litter Index (Annual)
Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership
Miscellaneous Street/Highway Clean Up
Away From Home Recycling
Community Garden (Annual)
Water Conservation Partner with Spring Watershed Partnership
Business Partner Program
Platinum Partners include:
- Palmer Insurance
- Interstate Motor Club
- The Money Tree
- Best Buy Auto
- Rodney A Prince, CPA
- Woodmen of the World
- Tim Smith & Associates Insurance, Inc.
People often ask "What can I do?? Here's a good response. Be better stewards of our beautiful earth.¬†Be aware that everything you do affects it.¬†At the very least, recycle¬†and don't litter.¬†Enjoy the beauty of the earth. Smile back¬†at the flowers nodding in the breeze; listen to the wind whispering through the trees; marvel at¬†a sunset; rejoice¬†over a rainbow!
WHERE TO RECYCLE in Decatur County
Recycling Center Location in Bainbridge (229-246-4104)
Bainbridge: Corner of West Alice and Faceville Highway 97 South (just off the Bainbridge bypass going south)
Hours:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 9:30-2:30, Monday - Friday (Attendant available to help)
After Hours:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Labeled containers are always available for recyclables
Recycling Locations in Decatur County
Look for the blue or green Recyclinator collection trailers!
Attapulgus: Corner of Main Street and Thomas Avenue
Brinson: Corner of First Street and McNair Street
Climax: Corner of Broad Street and Main Street
Faceville: Faceville Fire Station on Community Club Road
BAINBRIDGE: National Guard Armory on Louise Street
PLEASE, NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE, JUST RECYCLABLES!
Additional Recycling Locations in Decatur County
Scrap Tires, Appliances, Car/Motor Batteries
Decatur County Landfill - *new landfill, Tallahassee Hwy - 465-3188
*old landfill, Hwy. 309 - 248-3448
*Note: There is a landfill tipping fee
Used Motor Oil
TexPar Energy, Inc. - 268 Industrial Blvd., 246-4341
Regional Recycling LLC - 10 Gray Street off Dothan Road
Plastic Grocery Bags
Winn Dixie - 915 E.Shotwell Street - 246-3454
Wal-Mart - 500 E. Alice Street - 246-2404
Code Enforcement - Call the Sheriff's Office, 248-3044.
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