Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) works tirelessly and passionately to educate the public about the importance of litter prevention, beautification, waste minimization and the benefits of improved livability.
To foster a partnership with, and between, the citizensof this community to promote and enhance the beauty of Conyers and Rockdale County through education, public action and example.
KCRB empowers citizens to make Conyers-Rockdale a cleaner, greener more thriving community through ongoing participation in recycling drive and clean up events. With the help of volunteers and public and private partners, KCRB beautifies the community through annual events such as the Great American Cleanup and Rivers Alive events.
The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners appoints KCRB board members to serve staggered two-year terms. The Board is made up of 11 County and four City recommended citizen-volunteers. Each member serves at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners.
KCRB meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month from January to November. Meeting starts 6 p.m. at Nancy Guinn Memorial Library. Membership reappointment is required every two years of service by completing a new volunteer application.
KCRB Board Members:
Lynne Anderson, Chair, City Post Term Expires- July 2019
Jeff Lipscomb, Vice Chair, City Post Term Expires- September 2020
Toya Washington, Secretary, County Post Term Expires- January 2021
Hilda Sayles, County Post Term Expires- November 2020
Laura Smith, County Post Term Expires- November 2020
Ken Corley, County Post Term Expires- November 2020
Danny Lockhart, County Post Term Expires- November 2020
Brenda Poku, City Post Term Expires- December 2020
Jared McKinley, County Post Term Expires- April 2020
Diana Lee Collins, County Post Term Expires – December 2020
KCRB Staff Liaisons:
Jorge Diez – Executive Director
Jeannettia Owens – Staff Liaison
Felicia Glover- Lead Staff Liaison
Javier Sayago – City of Conyers Liaison
Annual Events & Projects
Great American Cleanup
The 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
In 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. 7, 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 is a joint program of the Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s Environmental 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 2019 Rivers Alive Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Pine Log Park. Registration is now open, please register your groups at the following link: https://rockdalecountyga.gov/2019-rivers-alive-registration/.
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:
- Absence of trash, exterior dirt /mildew
- Generally well- maintained and tidy appearance
- Incorporates sustainable practices such as water and energy- efficient features
- Flower Beds/Planters
- Contents and Style
- Yard art and or exterior artwork (Murals, Sculpture, Topiary, etc. )
- Weed maintenance
- Proper pruning
Litter Prevention and Stormwater Pollution Educational 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.
Become a KCRB Board Member or Volunteer
KCRB actively recruits new members and volunteers. The Board invites and encourages citizen-volunteers living and working in Conyers-Rockdale to enhance the quality of life in Rockdale by giving back through community service.
Volunteer service is the foundation of KCRB, and the Board accepts volunteer applications regularly.
To become a board member, please complete the Volunteer Application and return to Jennifer Rutledge at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the Board of Commissioners Office, 962 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012.
To serve as a volunteer, please complete the General Volunteer Form KCRB General Volunteer Form 2018 and return it to email@example.com or drop it off at the Administration and Services Building at 958 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012