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Picking Up Trash

Why Keep Haralson Beautiful?


Encourage sustainable environmental practices in Haralson County through public education and community based programs.

Keep Haralson Beautiful was created by our local citizens to give everyone an opportunity to be an active part in transforming our own community - where we all live, work and play. When we take care of our environment, we're invested in changing our perspective of that environment. So we've created open projects that involve all aspects of community improvement, such as planting trees, litter pickups, revitalizing properties and building green spaces.


Keep Haralson Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.   Volunteers participating in our Cleanup Events, Litter Pick-Up on the Tallapoosa River, Recycled Electronics Program, school and public Activities for Children and Arbor Day are so important to reaching our goal of a clean environment and pollution free waterways. Download a FREE Recycling Tips flyer to help get the word out!


Your contribution counts:

The cumulative number of volunteer hours per event and amount or weight of litter/recycled items, including electronics, collected for our fiscal year represents a significant cost savings for our county. These calculations are reported on the annual Litter Index and Cost Benefit Analysis Reports submitted to Keep America Beautiful and is included in their annual report.

2022 Haralson County Impact:


Total Volunteer Service Hours: 3,528

Collected: 901,869 lbs. of Trash

Collected/Recycled: 68,250 lbs. of Electronics

Total Tires collected: 74.14 Tons

Household Hazardous Waste Collected: 9,603 lbs.

Total Grant Funding: $162,312.00

Total Cost Benefit of Volunteer Hours to the



    2023 Budget

Calendar of Events

Click on the event below to go to its Volunteer Sign Up page for more information!


The Keep Haralson Beautiful Board


Brian Krasielwicz, Chairman

Dunkin Company


Patrick Clarey, Secretary

Planning Director, City of Tallapoosa

Marcelle Johnson, Treasurer 


Joe Couch

Retired, Georgia Department of Transportation


Jason Stanley, Vice Chairman

Honda Development and Manufacturing

of America

Greg Poteet

Retired Photographer

Dallas Moon

West Ga. Technical College

Jentsie Johns

Haralson County School

Committee Chairs:

Finance Committee - Treasurer

Planning Committee - Treasurer

Membership Committee - Vice-Chair

Nominating Committee - Secretary


Executive Director:

 Gail Priest


Jason Stanley
Brian Krasielwicz
Marcelle Johnson
Gail Priest
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Our Events in Photos

Our community events always filled with fun and accomplish so much for our neighborhoods and our environment. Take a look at some of the events we've sponsored!

The River Clean Up Event

Arbor Day Event

Litter Clean Up Event

Electronic Recycling Event

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