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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Snellville Recycling Center Wins Keep Georgia Beautiful Award

City of Snellville Recycling Center Wins Statewide Recognition with a Prestigious Keep Georgia Beautiful Award

Selected for Exemplifying Leadership in Protecting Snellville’s Natural Environment.

SNELLVILLE, GA. (October, 2011) – For over 30 years, Keep Georgia Beautiful (KGB) has been highlighting the work of government agencies like The City of Snellville Recycling Center. The KGB Awards program honors ongoing efforts in community improvement, waste reduction and recycling, and litter prevention as well as honoring individual volunteer efforts with the Woman of the Year and Man of the Year awards, Public Works Employee of the Year,
Code Enforcement Officer of the Year and Student of the Year. Snellville Recycling Center placed first for a Georgia Waste Reduction and Recycling Award in the Government Agency category.

The City of Snellville Recycling Center opened in 1991 and marked the start of a new direction for the City. Snellville recognized that in order to keep up with the amount of growth in the community and to keep up with citizen demand, a number of changes would be necessary. Snellville began to initiate changes to its code enforcement, implemented curbside recycling, adopted stricter city ordinances, and built its recycling center. Since that time, the recycling center has seen an increase in the amount of material brought in of over 1000% and has grown into one of the finest facilities of its kind in the southeast.  

Keep Georgia Beautiful’s mission is to build and support community environmental activities and behaviors resulting in a more beautiful Georgia. The Awards Program is based on the knowledge that positive reinforcement of hardworking and deserving individuals advances KGB’s mission and is a key way to create sustainable communities.

Winners were selected by a panel of judges and will be honored at the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation Awards Luncheon in Atlanta on November 14th. “Local communities should be very proud of the efforts winning groups and individuals put forth to make their part of the world a better place,” said Sarah Visser, Executive Director of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. “We are proud to pull all of these local efforts together and highlight the great work and progress being made statewide.”

The City of Snellville Recycling Center is located at 2531 Marigold Road in Snellville. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the City of Snellville’s website for more information.

About the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation (KGBF): Created in 1978 by Governor George Busbee, Keep Georgia Beautiful (KGB) became the first state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation is housed in the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Its unique structure as a public-private partnership allows KGBF to benefit from the resources of citizens in government, corporations, and community organizations. These connections aid us in our mission to build and sustain community environmental activities and behaviors resulting in a more beautiful Georgia. KGBF currently supports a network of 74 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates in Georgia, the largest affiliate network in the nation.

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