Keep Crisp Beautiful

Upcoming Events

Mission Statement:

To educate our community to build and sustain a local movement to reduce and eliminate litter and promote participation in efforts to preserve our environment.

Keep Crisp Beautiful is a non-profit organization of the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce and is comprised of volunteers, dedicated to working in our community to provide education about environmental issues, to attract business and tourism, and to improve the health of our community. Keep Crisp Beautiful is committed to making Cordele and Crisp County a beautiful place in which to live, to raise our families, and to visit.

The duties of Keep Crisp Beautiful:

  • Promote public interest in the general improvement of the environment.
  • Study, investigate and develops plans for improving the health, sanitation, safety and cleanliness of the City of Cordele and Crisp County.
  • Advise and recommend plans for a cleaner community.
  • Initiate, plan, direct, coordinate and execute programs that include litter control and recycling in conjunction with the citizens, governments, businesses and industries within the City of Cordele and Crisp County.
  • Maintain the Keep America Beautiful System in our community.

Keep Crisp Beautiful Board

Kari Bodrey
South Georgia Technical College

Willie Colson

Marty Fore
Crisp-Dooly Forestry

Catherine Harrell
Keep Crisp Beautiful

Todd Helms
Woodard’s Nursery

Ronnie Miller
Crisp County Power Commission

Monica Simmons
Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce

PJ Vees
City of Cordele

Chip Wells
Wells Hardware

Programs of Keep Crisp Beautiful

Adopt-A-Spot/ Adopt-A-Highway Program
Adopt-A-Highway/ Adopt-A-Spot Programs enlists citizen volunteers’ help to remove litter from state roadsides while saving taxpayer dollars. Adopt-A-Highway is a DOT program whereas Adopt-A-Spot is a litter prevention and beautification program of Keep Crisp Beautiful. A “Spot” can be your neighborhood, your schoolyard, a vacant lot, a traffic circle, or any Spot that you are interested in keeping litter-free.

It is up to you! Maintenance of your Spot or highway requires a commitment from you. The benefits to you and others include the beauty added to the area, the positive impact on our community, and a personalized recognition! AND Anyone can adopt… Churches, Businesses, Non-Profits, or Community Organizations!

Cigarette Litter Prevention Program
The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program addresses the issue by integrating four proven approaches: encouraging enforcement of litter laws that include cigarette litter; raising awareness about the issue using public service messages; placing ash receptacles at transition points such as entrances to public buildings; and distributing pocket ashtrays to adult smokers.

Education
Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world’s environment — that’s YOUR environment, everything that surrounds you including the air, water, land, plants, and man-made things. And since by now you probably know that you need a healthy environment for your own health and happiness, you can understand why effective waste management is so important to YOU and everyone else. The waste we create has to be carefully controlled, to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health. KCB strives to protect that environment and educate children and adults alike in taking pride and protecting this community.

Recycling

Aluminum Cans

Habitat for Humanity
205 E 15th Ave
Cordele, GA 31010
229-271-8000

Metal Recycling of Cordele Division of Allied Metal Recycling
140 Drayton Ln.
Cordele, GA 31010
229-273-4595
Cordele@alliedmetalrecycling.com

Willie Colson
229-273-2315

Batteries

Metal Recycling of Cordele Division of Allied Metal Recycling
140 Drayton Ln.
Cordele, GA 31010
229-273-4595
Cordele@alliedmetalrecycling.com

Home Depot
2011 Central Ave.
Cordele, GA 31010
229-273-4380

Books

Cordele-Crisp Carnegie Library
115 E 11th Ave.
Cordele, GA 31010
229-276-1300

Cardboard

Sandra Hayslip
1316 Hwy 41 N
Cordele, GA 31010
229-938-8284

Cigarette Butts

Keep Crisp Beautiful Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce (Behind building)
502 S 2nd St
Cordele, GA 31010
229-273-1669
Extinguished cigarettes, cigarette filters, loose tobacco pouches, outer plastic packaging, inner foil packaging, rolling paper, and ash. Please no paperboard packaging of a cigarette box.

Clothes

Habitat for Humanity
205 E 15th Ave
Cordele, GA 31010
229-271-8000

Electronics

Metal Recycling of Cordele Division of Allied Metal Recycling
140 Drayton Ln.
Cordele, GA 31010
229-273-4595
Cordele@alliedmetalrecycling.com

Household & Home Building Items

Habitat for Humanity
205 E 15th Ave
Cordele, GA 31010
229-271-8000

Ink-jet Cartridges

Keep Crisp Beautiful Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce (Behind building)
502 S 2nd St
Cordele, GA 31010
229-273-1669
Please no toner. See manufacturer for return information.

Lumber

Habitat for Humanity
205 E 15th Ave
Cordele, GA 31010
229-271-8000

Metal

Metal Recycling of Cordele Division of Allied Metal Recycling
140 Drayton Ln.
Cordele, GA 31010
229-273-4595
Cordele@alliedmetalrecycling.com

Magazines

Sandra Hayslip
1316 Hwy 41 N
Cordele, GA 31010
229-938-8284

Newspapers

Sandra Hayslip
1316 Hwy 41 N
Cordele, GA 31010
229-938-8284

Oil

Auto Zone
619 E 16th Ave.
Cordele, GA 31010
229-271-5410

Paper & Shrink Wrap

Sandra Hayslip
1316 Hwy 41 N
Cordele, GA 31010
229-938-8284

Shoes

Keep Crisp Beautiful Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce (Behind building)
502 S 2nd St
Cordele, GA 31010
229-273-1669
All CLEAN and PAIRED shoes that are still usable. No holes in the soles and no wet or mildewed pairs. Heavy Winter Boots, Skates, Blades, Flip-Flops, Slippers, Singles, or Unusable.

View our Recycling Brochure. A copy of this brochure may be picked up at the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce Office.

502 S 2nd Street | P.O. Box 158
Cordele, GA 31010
Tel: 229-273-1668 | Fax: 229-273–5132