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Keep Bulloch Beautiful recognized at national level

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Posted: December 11, 2007 5:04 p.m.
Updated: December 26, 2007 5:00 a.m.
    Keep Bulloch Beautiful was honored at the Keep America Beautiful National Conference held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, for their outstanding programs to prevent litter, beautify community environments, and reduce waste.
    “It truly is an honor to see all our hard work recognized at a national level,” said Brooke Carney, executive director of KBB. “By motivating individuals to become involved in our programs, we have made a significant difference in our community. And although we’re pleased with our results, we are looking forward to achieving more next year.”
    KBB took second place in the 50,000 to 200,000 population category for its implementation of multiple programs. They include Rivers Alive, which removed 3,500 pounds of litter from the Ogeechee River, the Great American Cleanup, where 56,120 pounds of litter was removed from the county, and the School Recycling program, which recycled 9,000 pounds of paper, milk bottles and electronics. In addition, half the students of Bulloch County visited the mobile recycling classroom, a converted 18-wheeler which promotes recycling.
    “It is the effort and results from communities like Bulloch that continues to make Keep America Beautiful the nation’s most influential grassroots network improving our local communities,” said G. Raymond Empson, president of KAB. “We are thrilled to recognize these superior affiliates who are leading the charge in outstanding community improvement.”
     KBB was also recognized for is their "Bring One for the Chipper" program, its annual Christmas tree recycling event. This year, from Dec. 26 through Jan. 4, trees can be recycled at any Bulloch County Recycling Center. On Saturday, Jan. 5, there will be a chipper at Anderson's General Store on U.S. 80 and Brooklet residents can bring their trees to the public works facility. Anyone who recycles their tree will receive a voucher for a free seedling tree, redeemable at Anderson's on Jan. 5.
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