Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation

The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation (KGBF) is a network, with more than 70 affiliates across the state, that engages with local communities to end litter, reduce waste, promote recycling, and beautify communities. KGBF is sponsored by the Georgia EPD and receives funding through the Solid Waste Trust Fund. In FY 2021, KGBF received $175,000 from the Trust Fund to carry out environmental conservation efforts.

Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, KGBF, community affiliates, and volunteers collected nearly 2.7 million pounds of litter and debris, reclaimed more than 103 million pounds of recyclable material, and cleaned and improved 1,272 public spaces throughout Georgia in FY 2021.

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Bring one for the Chipper
Bring One for the Chipper is Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program. A total of 54,428 trees were recycled in FY 2021.

Activities completed in FY 2021 include:

  • Bring One for the Chipper (Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program)
  • Great American Cleanup in Georgia
  • Litter Law Enforcement Workshops
  • Statewide Litter Awareness Campaign
  • Technical Assistance and Training
  • Recycling Markets Directory Development
  • Partnership Outreach
  • Blight Reduction and Code Enforcement (BRACE) Program
  • Educational Outreach


Great American Cleanup
The Great American Cleanup (GAC) is the nation’s largest community improvement program and takes place each spring. In FY 2021, 939 events were conducted statewide, impacting 343 public spaces and 2,532 miles of roadways. A total of 1.4 million pounds of litter and debris were collected and over one million pounds of materials were recycled.