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

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
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
Vees, PJ – City of Cordele Stormwater
Wade, Haley – Crisp County Sheriff’s Office
Wells, Chip – Wells Hardware
West, Randy – Crisp County 4-H

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
Crisp, Dooly, Fuller Center 205 E 15th Ave Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 271-8000

Scrap Partners of Cordele 140 Drayton Ln. Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 273-4595
cordele@scrappartnersLLC.com

Willie Colson (229) 273-2315

Batteries
Scrap Partners of Cordele 140 Drayton Ln. Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 273-4595
cordele@scrappartnersLLC.com

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

Books
Cordele-Crisp Carnegie Library 115 E 11th Ave. Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 276-1300

Clothes & Misc.
Crisp, Dooly, Fuller Center 205 E 15th Ave Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 271-8000

Hand of Hope 1205 S 7th Street Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 417-5000

Electronics
EcoATM (Inside Walmart) 1215 E 16th Ave, Cordele, GA 31015 (858)324-4111

ERecycling Cordele Contact: Tammie Sims
No televisions
erecycling.georgia@gmail.com

Scrap Partners of Cordele 140 Drayton Ln. Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 273-4595
cordele@scrappartnersLLC.com

Household Items
Crisp, Dooly, Fuller Center 205 E 15th Ave Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 271-8000

Hand of Hope 1205 S 7th Street Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 417-5000

Ink-jet Cartridges
Keep Crisp Beautiful 502 S 2nd St Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 273-1669
Please no toner. See manufacturer for return info.

Metal
Scrap Partners of Cordele 140 Drayton Ln. Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 273-4595
cordele@scrappartnersLLC.com

Oil
Auto Zone 619 E 16th Ave. Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 271-5410

Shoes
Keep Crisp Beautiful 502 S 2nd St Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 273-1669
All CLEAN and PAIRED shoes that are still usable. No holes in the soles and no wet or mildewed pairs. No flip-flops, slippers, heavy winter boots, skates, blades, or singles.

**A copy of the Recycling brochure, may be picked up, in the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce

Other recycling option nearby:
Albany:
Aluminum Cans, Cardboard, Electronics, Glass, Magazines, Newspapers, Ni—Cd/Rechargeable Batteries, Paper Board, Plastic and Telephone Books.

Locations:
West Albany 2521 Meredyth Drive At Fire Station #6 (Behind Tcby)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. & Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Downtown Albany At The Intersection Of Front Street And Mercer Avenue Behind The James H. Gray, Sr. Civic Center
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. & Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Americus:
#2 & #4 Plastic Bags, Batteries, Cellphones, CFLs This site does not accept broken bulbs.

Location
Lowe’s 1700 E Lamar St, Americus, GA 31709 (229) 928-8167

Vienna:
Aluminum, Cardboard, Glass , Metal, and Plastic

Location
HomeRun Recycling LLC 838 Shiloh Road, Vienna, GA 31092 (229) 268-4787
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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