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Contact Information


Decatur County, Georgia
P.O. Box 726
Bainbridge, Georgia 39818
Phone: 1-229-248-3030
Fax: 1-229-246-2062

Email us: leslie@decaturcountyga.gov

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Mission Statement

Our Mission is to improve the local environment through education, beautification and waste management.

P.O. Box 146 Bainbridge, GA 39818 Phone: 229-248-3030
e-mail: suzannebrandt@hotmail.com

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

Frances Willis

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)

Are you really recycling everything you can? Click here to find out!

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

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
  • 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)

Educational Events

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


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

Scrap Metals

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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The Board of Commissioners meet twice a month, the second Tuesday at 9 a.m. and on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The next meeting of the Decatur County Board of Commissioners is Tuesday, April  14, 2015 at 9:00 AM in the Administration Building.


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