Keep Crisp Beautiful
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.
Who is Keep Crisp Beautiful?
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
Colson, Willie – Colson Recycling
Dexter, Willie Mae – Cordele Lions Club
Fore, Marty – Crisp-Dooly Forestry
Fulford, Steve – Cordele Public Works
Gamble, Carl – Crisp County Public Works
Harrell, Clark – Crisp County Commissioners
Helms, Todd – Woodard’s Nursery
Miller, Ronnie – Crisp County Power Commission
Mitchell, Monica – Cordele Mainstreet
NeSmith, Beth – Cordele Housing Authority
New, Louis – City of Cordele Compliance
Rainey, Wesley – Cordele City Commission
Simmons, Monica – Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce
Taylor, Katrice – South Georgia Technical College
Wade, Haley – Crisp County Sheriff’s Office
Wells, Chip – Wells Hardware
West, Randy – Crisp County 4-H
Programs 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. Maintenance of your “Spot” requires a commitment from you.
Each volunteer group adopts agrees to remove litter from both sides of the road at least four times a year for two years. A volunteer group may pay for litter removal services on their adopted section of the highway. Children 12 and under must be supervised by adults at all times.
The volunteer group’s leader notifies Waste Management at least three business days prior to a scheduled pickup. The filled litter bags are left on the site at a predetermined location for crews to pick up. Within one week after the pickup, the volunteer group will submit a status report to the KCB office.
Who can participate?
Any civic-minded organization, Churches, business, Community Organizations Non-Profits, individuals, families, city, county, state, or federal agency is welcome to volunteer in the Adopt-a-Spot program.
America Recycles Day
November 15, is America Recycles Day and throughout the month of November, an estimated 2 million people join in the celebration. Keep Crisp Beautiful joins in each year with a different theme or event to show why it’s important to recycle!
KCB partners with local businesses, clubs, and many others for Community Cleanups. We work routinely with Code Enforcement Officers, Sheriffs Dept, Police Dept, Public Works Depts, Stormwater Technician, Forestry, Clubs, and Private Business & Industry
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.