200 Pounds!

Recyclables laying roadside are a waste and an eyesore.

That's right.


That's how much recyclable material was picked up Saturday afternoon by Rose Creek Stewardship and McRee Mill Picker's Adopt-A-Mile volunteer groups.

Aided by several students from North Oconee's GO GREEN club and BETA club, as well as Keep Oconee Clean and Beautiful Members, about 8 miles worth of Oconee's Elder Mill Road and McRee Mill Road were cleaned up.

Bottles, cans, cardboard, fast food containers, Styrofoam cups, cigarette cartons, cigarette butts galore, and neglected yellow pages still in the wrappers they were recently delivered in littered these otherwise pastoral country roads.

24 large black garbage bags were filled, averaging 9 pounds, and only one of those was considered "trash".  All the rest of it was recycelable material.

All the bags were emptied and sorted at the Highway 15 recycling center.

It only takes a quick glance out your car window to notice trash on Oconee roadsides.  The numbers of people actually doing this littering are undetermined, but likely a minority of citizens are spoiling the view for the majority of Oconee Residents.

Won't you consider becoming involved in local Adopt-A-Mile or Adopt-A-Spot locations?  Many roads have not been claimed and desperately need attention.

Keep Oconee Clean and Beautiful Commission welcomes any interested parties to join us in reducing roadside litter and inspiring others to do so as well.

The guidelines for Adopt-A-Mile are not complicated and it's a great way to make a big difference in your community and inspire young people.

I am willing to answer any questions  you may have about Adopt-A-Mile and facilitate your involvement!

See also:

  • Passion Motivates Angela Helwig to Volunteer
  • Volunteerism Important to Oconee County Couple
  • Ways to Observe Earth Day Year Round
  • Malcom Bridge Elementary Collects More than 800 Phone Books for Recycling Program
  • Esther Porter Helps 'Keep Oconee County Beautiful' Win Statewide Recognition
  • More Than 200 Pounds of Litter Collected During Apalachee River Cleanup

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