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Picking Up Trash

About Keep Haralson Beautiful

Our Mission:

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 recycling events, 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.

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2023 Haralson County Impact

Total Volunteer Service Hours:   5,032

Collected:   977,288 lbs. of Trash

Electronics Collected & Recycled:    78,624 lbs. 

Total Tires Collected & Recycled:    105.10 Tons

Household Hazardous Waste Collected & Recycled:    11,034 lbs.

Total Grant Funding:    $197,732.00

Total Cost Benefit of Volunteer Hours

to the Community:


    2023 Budget


Meet the Keep Haralson Beautiful
Board Members!

Brian Krasielwicz

Brian Krasielwicz

Dunkin Company

Joe Couch.jpg

Joe Couch

Georgia Department of

Transportation, Retired

Lake View

Jentsie Johns

Haralson County Schools

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Greg Poteet




Grace Baughman

UGA Ext. Haralson County Office

Gail Priest

Gail Priest

Executive Director

Lake View

Patrick Clarey

Planning Director,

City of Tallapoosa

Jason Stanley

Jason Stanley

Honda Development and 

Manufacturing of America

Lake View

Megan Ward

West Georgia Technical

College, Waco Campus

Betsy Stevens

Betsy Stevens

Brownie Scouts Tallapoosa 

Chad Smith

Chad Smith

Haralson County Solid Waste Authority


Finance Committee: Treasurer

Planning Committee: Treasurer

Membership Committee: VC

Nominating Committee: Secretary

Fundraising Committee


Event Photos

Our community events are 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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