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Keep Chatham Beautiful 
Summer  2016
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Newsworthy Litter Kits
WSAV-TV interviewed Keep Chatham Beautiful board member, Kelly Collingsworth, about the litter kits offered to the community and recycling bins for events! Click here for the video.
Do you have some gently used furniture, housewares or odds and ends? Donate them to our upcoming Yarde Sale Fundraiser to help us raise money for future beautification projects! 

Please no clothes or shoes.

Donations may be dropped off at the
Chatham County Recycling Center 
1321 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 790-1647

Successful Cleanup at Lepageville Cemetery!

What happens when a community works together? Incredible things happen! One such thing happened when members of Keep Chatham Beautiful, the New Hampstead High School Air Force Junior ROTC and residents of Chatham County joined forces to clean up and revitalize the historic LePageville Cemetery. Commissioner James Holmes, who represents Chatham County's District 2 said, "This project has been one of my top priorities since becoming a commissioner. It's incredible to see this happening today and witness today's youth in action. More than 25 bags of litter was collected with over 320 volunteer hours contributed to the campaign.
Built in 1855, LePageville initially served as company housing for African American workers of Savannah, Florida and the Western Railroad Company. The church and remaining homes were razed in 1967. Over 500 individuals my be resting in LePageville Cemetery.

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Tybee Fort Screven
Keep Chatham Beautiful in collaboration with Tybee Island Historical Society improved a portion of the Fort Screven parking posts. Old paint was removed and posts were straightened and repainted. This project is in progress and will be continued in the fall. If you are interested in helping please email Keep Chatham Beautiful: keepchathambeautiful@gmail.com

                                          

We're All Over Chatham County!
Keep Chatham Beautiful (KCB) spearheaded litter patrols in Garden City in the month of April with active assistance from members of the Garden City Police and the Fire/Safety departments. Twenty-seven bags of litter were collected among eighteen volunteers canvassing the Highway 25 (Main Street) and Minus Avenue area! 
KCB has also been involved in litter patrols along Victory Drive and the Truman Parkway location, as well as the Sandfly area. Are you interested in joining us on a litter patrol mission? We'll provide litter pickers and vests or t-shirts as well as water. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes and your bright smile. Contact us at the Chatham County Resource Conservation Education Center located at 1321 Eisenhower Drive or give us a call at (912) 790-1647.

Recycling can be creative and lots of fun!

We've all heard the expression, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." It's true! The recycled items, trash, shown here represented an opportunity for approximately fifty Oglethorpe Academy students to create something new. The students used plastic containers, fabric remnants and discarded books and magazines to create artwork. They thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and were able to appreciate "trash" like they never had before. If you're interested in learning how you can experience this very valuable lesson in recycling, contact Abby Murphy at the Chatham County Recycling Center located at 1312 Eisenhower Drive or contact her at (912) 790-1647.



Thank you to our sponsors!
Your support has helped to improve and beautify Chatham County.

Is that the “BAG MONSTER?”
 
His math may be a little bit off target! 1 shopper + 1 year = 500 bags???
Well, when we think about it…every household grocery shopper accumulates about ten grocery store bags each week. So yes, we could potentially end up bringing home 500 or more bags every year! Did you know that it takes 10 – 20 years for plastic bags to decompose?
The bag monster joined Keep Chatham Beautiful (KCB) and the Chatham County Recycling Center for Earth Day in Forsyth Park on April 16th. The event was a wonderful opportunity to provide education against littering, material to support recycling and options to using plastic bags. KCB board members manned a table and conversed with more than 200 potential volunteers. They, in turn, provided their names and addresses as a pledge to become actively involved in alleviating the plight of litter in Chatham County. There were approximately 5,000 people in attendance and most were thrilled to meet the “BAG MONSTER.”

You can recycle your plastic bags at the Chatham County Recycling Center or at most grocery stores.

 

Don't forget the Recycling Center
on Eisenhower accepts soda
tabs as a donation to the
Ronald McDonald House.

DATA DESTRUCTION DAY, What a HUGE Success!

Over 400 cars weaved their way through the Eisenhower Recycling Center to recycle paper and electronics. In total, 45,000 lbs of paper were recycled!
Date for November 2016 event to TBD.
 
 
President - Marion Leith
Vice Pres. - Valerie Ragland
Secretary - Deatre Denion
Treasurer - Garrett Kaminsky

Board Members
Kelly Collingsworth
Sheri Collins
Sanya Compton
Charlotte Keenoy
Jackie Ogden
Gwen Robbins
Sherah Rosen
Lynda Sams
 
1321 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
Tel: (912) 790-1647

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Saturday 
8:30AM - 5:00PM

Educational tours offered for all individuals, groups, and organizations of all ages!
Calendar of Events
Sept 24  Yard Sale Fund Raiser at Eisenhower Recycling Center

Nov 12  Litter Pick-Up: Location TBD
Service Requests

Have you seen an issue that you would like fixed?
Submit a Service Request to 
Chatham County Public Works 
call
#652-6840 for any violations

KEEP CHATHAM BEAUITUFL is an affiliate of KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL.






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