Cleanup event scheduled for Monday

By Dave Brown


Keeping Greene County Beautiful is organizing a litter and trash pickup event (on steroids) for Martin Luther King Day.

Greene County civic organizations – such as churches, county and city governments, Piedmont Soil & Water Conservation District and the Oconee River Resource Conservation & Development Council – as well as local businesses in Lake Country are urged to participate.

A Town Creek / Highway 44 Cleanup is set for Monday, January 15.Sign-in is at 8 a.m. The cleanup is slated from 9 a.m. to 1p.m.

  1. the cleanup, lunch will be provided.

Participants will meet at the Greene County Farm Bureau on Highway 44 (just west of Greene County High) to sign in and pick up their supplies such as gloves and trash bags. Different groups will then take different sections of the cleanup area.

Participants are strongly urged to dress accordingly, especially footwear.

The event will take place along Town Creek (running roughly parallel to the south nearby Highway 44) and along Highway 44 between the Greensboro Water Treatment Plant and MLK Drive near Highway 15

Lots of effort, civic pride and enthusiasm in anticipated from Greene County participants.

If you or your group are interested in participating on the 15, contact Steve Smith at or 706-769-1929 or 678-227-9385.

In other news:

  • Keep Greene Beautiful lends out recycle bins for events, Call 638-4111 for more information.
  • Indivisable Greene County can also provide recycling services for events. They will bring bins to your event and collect them and the recyclables when the event is over. Contact Belle Baccheschi at
  • Greene County Convenience Centers accept No. 1 and No. 2 plastics, plastic shopping bags, cardboard, newspaper, aluminum cans, used oil, four used tires per year, batteries, metal, used wire (at Afton and West Greene centers only), old furniture, and electronic waste (items plugged into an outlet), as well as household trash. Oil-based paint can be taken to the Hal Henard Convenience Center (815 Hal Henard Rd.). Latex can be dried out by mixing with kitty litter or donated. Recycle textile containers are at the following convenience centers: Afton, Hal Henard, South Greene and West Greene.
  • The community can place used clothing, linens, shoes, belts and purses in the containers. This will contribute to an increase in our county's percentage of recycling and prevent additional materials from being added to the landfill. As community participation increases, additional containers will be added to other convenience centers.



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