Keep Columbus Beautiful
8001 Pine Grove Way
Columbus, Georgia 31907
The Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission (KCBC) was created by ordinance in December 1986 and started full operation in 1987. The Commission became a Certified Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. in January 1988. The Commission is directed through a 25 member board of citizens that are appointed by the Columbus Consolidated Government Council. The board maintains a staff of two full-time employees. The Commission's programs and projects supports advanced waste management techniques and enhanced community aesthetics.
Our mission is to engage and educate individuals to take greater responsibility for enhancing beautification, protecting the environment, and eliminating litter and blight.
Programs & Projects:
- Help-the-Hooch River Clean Up*
- Electronics and Computer Recycling
- Household Hazardous Waste Recycling*
- Christmas Tree Recycling
- Citywide Arbor Day Celebration*
- Magic of Recycling Educational program (targeting local schools)
- Telephone Book Recycling (targeting local schools)
- Martin Luther King Jr. Serve-A-Thon Beautification Projects*
- Community-wide Beautification & Cleanup Projects*
- Georgia I-185 Scenic Byways
- Adopt-A-Spot & Columbus Gateways Beautification Projects
- Tour of Gardens
- Environmental Court
- LITTER. It Costs You! (State-wide campaign)
- I Don't Recycle, You Gotta Be Kidding! (State-wide campaign)*
Interested students should contact our office via telephone or email regarding specific volunteer opportunities.
No background checks are required, however programs/projects will require a specific dress code.
Most of the programs or projects will require 1 - 4 volunteer hours.