Annual Events/Projects

Great American Cleanup

GACThe Great American Cleanup is the annual spring cleanup event in association with Keep America Beautiful. Hundreds of volunteers collect trash and other debris around the community during the Great American Cleanup. KCRB uses the Great American Clean up as an instrument to promote recycling and the importance of litter prevention.

Several locations across Rockdale were spruced up with the help of more than 270 volunteers in 2017 as part of the Great American Cleanup. KCRB, families, individuals, businesses, schools and more than 20 community groups removed tires and tons of trash in the County.

 

 

 

 

Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Event

E-Recycling EventIn May, KCRB will host the first of two electronics recycling and paper shredding events for 2018. Rockdale residents took advantage of this event to clear their homes of unneeded or unused electronics and paper. The events in the spring and fall of 2017, in total the community and our vendors helped keep 10,446 lbs. of electronics and hazardous materials out of landfills and recycled nearly 11 tons of paper.

The fall Electronics & Paper Shredding event  is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., or until the shredding truck is full, in the parking lot of the Rockdale County Government Annex at 1400 Parker Road in Conyers. More information about electronic items that will be accepted/not accepted and limits on paper shredding will be available approximately one month prior to the event in the Top Stories section on the County’s website .

 

 

 

 

 

Rivers Alive

Rivers AliveRivers Alive is a joint program of the Department of Natural Resource’s Protection Division and Keep Georgia Beautiful Campaign. Rivers Alive is held annually in the fall and draws hundreds of citizen-volunteers to clean up the waterways in Rockdale County.

In 2017, more than 200 volunteers, including 96 youth, from local schools, church groups, civic organizations, scout troops, small families, and individuals cleaned up local waterways, parks, illegal dump sites, schools, subdivisions, roadways, Albert Shoals, and other locations.

Last year’s cleanup removed hundreds of bags of garbage and 117 tires amounting to nearly 5.2 tons from local parks, roadways and waterways.

The 2018 Rivers Alive Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Pine Log Park. Registration is now open, please registrar your groups.

Beautiful Business  of the Month / Year

If you would like to nominate Business for their beautification efforts. Please fill out the form at the following link: https://rockdalecountyga.gov/kcrb-beautiful-business/.

All nominations are accepted until the 20th of the month.

Businesses will be considered for the award based on the following criteria:

  • Clean
    • Absence of trash, exterior dirt /mildew
    • Generally well- maintained and tidy appearance
  • Sustainable
    • Incorporates sustainable practices such as water and energy- efficient features
  • Flower Beds/Planters
    • Placement
    • Contents and Style
  • Design/Color/Creativity
    • Yard art and or exterior artwork (Murals, Sculpture, Topiary, etc. )
  • Landscaping
    • Weed maintenance
    • Proper pruning

 

 

Litter Prevention and Storm water pollution  Education Presentation

This educational presentation is a great way to introduce litter prevention and storm water pollution to our youth.

The hour is packed with information that will spark the minds of the curious!

To book KCRB to speak to your class, camp or youth group contact KCRB staff liaison at 770-278-7052.