Environmental Education Information
Keep Troup Beautiful is committed to providing environmental education to students and adults. Our efforts focus primarily in proper solid waste management including reducing, reusing, recycling and buying recycled. We encourage the use of the Keep America Beautiful curricula: Waste In Place (grades K-6) and Waste: A Hidden Resource (grades 7-12). Teacher workshops are offered periodically.
The Keep Troup County Beautiful education programs are available to formal and non-formal educators in Troup County. We offer many activities for all age groups such as: “Enviroscape” a non-point source pollution kit, worm bin composting kit, Nike “Air to Earth” kit, Outdoor Classroom Kits for birds, trees, and butterflies, “Enviroscape” landfill kit and a video lending library. We often visit classrooms promoting our cause. If you are interested in us visiting your class or meeting with your group please give us a call. Our resources are available for you to check out of our office.
Keep Troup County Beautiful promotes environmental awareness through many events during the year. Some the events we sponsor or participate in are: “Bring One For The Chipper”, Christmas tree recycling program, telephone book recycling, Earth Day, The Great American Cleanup, Shore Sweep, America Recycles Day, Adopt-A-Road, Litter Incident Report, Rivers Alive and Scrap Tire Recycling.
If you are interested in any of our education programs or volunteering with our office please call Keep Troup Beautiful at (706) 884-9922. Thank you for “Keeping Troup County Beautiful”.
Household Hazardous Waste
Hazardous chemical products can be found in almost every home in Troup County. Such products include antifreeze, bug spray, glue, motor oil, and solvents. A substance is leveled as hazardous if it can catch fire, if it will react or explode when mixed with other substances, or if it is corrosive or toxic. Take a look around your home or garage and you’ll find many hazardous substances. They may seem harmless sitting on the shelf or being used properly, but they can be harmful to humans, our pets, the land in which we grow our food, and the water for drinking and bathing.