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
Melissa Staton, City Post Term Expires – December 2022
Hilda Sayles, County Post Term Expires- November 2020
Tara Thelieke Post Term Expires- October 2023
Ken Corley, County Post Term Expires- November 2020
Vacant, County Post Term Expires-
Delores Gulley, City Post Term Expires- December 2022
Vacant County Post Term Expires-
Diana Lee Collins, County Post Term Expires – December 2020
Josie Giles, City Post Term Expires- December 2022
Matthew Joyce County Post Term Expires- December 2022
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. 2020 GAC will be Apr., 11, 2020 from 9am-1pm. Use the link below to register your family, youth group or team!
Several locations across Rockdale were spruced up with the help of more than 450 volunteers in 2019 as part of the Great American Cleanup. KCRB, families, individuals, businesses, schools and more than 15 community groups removed tires and tons of trash in the County.
Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Event
2020 PAPER SHREDDING HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
May, KCRB will host the first of two electronics recycling and paper shredding events for 2021. 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 2019, in total the community and our vendors helped keep a large number of electronics and hazardous materials out of landfills and recycled nearly 11 tons of paper!
Rivers Alive/ 2020 Will be POSTPONED
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 2019, more than 110 volunteers, including 50 youth, from local schools, church groups, civic organizations, scout troops, small families, and individuals cleaned up local waterways, parks, illegal dumpsites, 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.
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 stormwater pollution in 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.
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Contactless Cleanup 2020
During August, September, October, and November members of the community can choose a cleanup day that KCRB will support. Residents can pick up cleanup equipment, bottled water for participants, and lunch gift cards for their cleanup day.
For more information or to sign up please call
770-278-7052 or email
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
Attitudes Toward Litter
Research has shown that the main factor in littering is attitude. People feel it’s okay to litter in these situations:
- Where litter is cleaned up periodically, such as shopping centers, parking lots, or theaters.
- Where they feel no sense of ownership, such as in public parks, on city streets, and playgrounds.
- Where there is already an accumulation of litter, such as at illegal dump sites or where litter is trapped.
Main Sources of Litter
Some of the main sources of litter all result from:
You Can Help Stop the Spread of Littering
Take action in your community to report and cleanup litter. KCRB has a few options help empower citizens and businesses to take action.