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Keep Gilmer Beautiful

Keep Gilmer Beautiful
Public Works
117 Brett Dickey Memorial Drive
Ellijay, GA 30536

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The Keep Gilmer Beautiful program is comprised of a group of concerned citizens with a purpose to educate and inspire all Gilmer County citizens to take ownership of the environment to ensure that Gilmer County stays clean and beautiful for future generations.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Keep Gilmer Beautiful helps to educate and create awareness of how best to implement the 3-R’s
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Keep Gilmer Beautiful is an official affiliate of the national organization, Keep America Beautiful Inc., and of the state organization, Keep Georgia Beautiful.

How and Where to Recycle

3 Convenience Centers Offer a Compactor for Recycled Items

Cartecay: 4154 Hwy 52 East
Coosawattee: 1738 Hwy 382 West
Tower Road: 456 Tower Road

The Do's and Do-Not

Recycling Guidelines

Speakers & Programs

Are you a teacher or civic group and need a speaker and/or educational presentation?

Keep Gilmer Beautiful offers field and classroom presentations for our local schools and civic organizations.

We cover topics on recycling, waste, and beautification opportunities within our north Georgia community.

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Click here to email us and let us know in what type of program or speaker you are interested.

Input & Requests

Your Legacy

Adopt a Road

Adopt a Road

Keep Gilmer Beautiful’s program focuses on the adoption of roads throughout Gilmer County, Georgia. Participation in the program is free.

This innovative program provides private citizens, businesses and organizations an opportunity to support the countywide anti-litter campaign. It is an effective and inexpensive project that allows residents to contribute to the well-being of their communities and generates publicity for their service activities.

What Keep Gilmer County Beautiful requires:

  • Perform litter removal in your Adoption Location.
  • Attend a safety meeting before actively removing litter from your Adoption Location.
  • Conduct a minimum of four (4) cleanups annually.
  • You are encouraged to participate in the annual Great American Cleanup.
  • Complete the Keep Gilmer Beautiful Cleanup Report and Release Form and return after your clean up activities via this website’s online submission area.

What Keep Gilmer County Beautiful provides:

  • Personalized appreciation sign.
  • Safety and cleanup supplies (gloves, trash bags, grabbers, etc.)
  • Free-of-Charge waste collection at one of our convenience centers.
  • Recognition of active Adoption group accomplishments.

How to get involved:

  • Contact the Keep Gilmer Beautiful office at keepgilmercountybeautiful@gmail.com or by calling 706-635-4589 to inquire about roads in your area which need an adoption partner.
  • Complete the Keep Gilmer Beautiful application for the Adopt-A-Road program and the agreement of maintenance form and return the forms to the our office.

Adopt-A-Road Application

Adopt-A-Road Permission for Minor

Adopt-A-Road Participant Waiver

Adopt-A-Road Safety Rules

Adopt-A-Road Post Clean Up Event Status Report

For Additional Information: 

Call the Gilmer County Road Department at 706-635-4589 and ask for the Keep Gilmer Beautiful representative or email us at keepgilmercountybeautiful@gmail.com.

Dumping * Littering Report

Dumping or littering issues on state highways must be reported directly to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The Dalton Area office can be reached at 706-272-2211.

If you would like to be contacted regarding this report, please leave an email address or telephone number where you can be reached.

Use this form to report dumping or substantial littering concerns on county roads, directly to the Keep Gilmer Beautiful advisory board.

    Select a Report Type
    Dumping - Bulky ItemsDumping - TiresLitter - GeneralLitter - RecyclableOther (Please Explain)

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