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Electronics recycling and paper shredding event in Rockdale County

Electronics recycling and paper shredding event in Rockdale County

CONYERS, Ga. – Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) celebrates its Recycling Month in September with an Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding event, Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the parking lot of the Rockdale County Government Annex, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers.

The free, half-day event will provide the public a place to safely discard and recycle old documents and electronics, regardless of working condition. There is a maximum of four banker boxes per vehicle for paper shredding.

Professional electronics recycling and paper shredding companies will securely handle all items on site under the close supervision of government staff. People will simply need to drive up to drop off items that volunteers will unload.

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful conducts community appearance index

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful conducts community appearance index

CONYERS, Ga. –- A group of Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) board members and volunteers hit the streets recently to conduct the annual Community Appearance Index to ensure the community is clean, green and thriving.

Designed by Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the Community Appearance Index helps KAB affiliates visually assess and determine the state of the community’s appearance in regard to litter and other indicators. Affiliates such as KCRB use the results to set goals and develop effective community improvement education programs to raise the awareness of litter prevention.

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful receives national and state recognition

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful receives national and state recognition

CONYERS, Ga. -- Rockdale County government today announced that Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) is the recipient for of two national and state awards for its unwavering efforts in making the community cleaner, greener and more thriving.

For the third year, Keep America Beautiful (KAB) awarded to KCRB its President’s Circle Award. KAB presented the award last month to qualifying affiliates during its 2015 awards dinner in Washington, D.C. Regionally, Gov. Nathan Deal and the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation (KGB) presented to local KAB affiliates for the second year the Governor’s Circle Award last month during KGB Day at the Capitol.

Rockdale to replace lights in traffic signals with energy-efficient bulbs

Rockdale to replace lights in traffic signals with energy-efficient bulbs

CONYERS, Ga. – In an effort to become a more energy-efficient community, Rockdale County has established a policy for the Rockdale County Department of Transportation (RDOT) to replace incandescent bulbs in traffic signals with light emitting diode (LED) bulbs around the county as part of the Georgia Department of Transportation Regional Traffic Operation Program.

“This policy will help us expedite the process and get closer to our goal to have all bulbs in the traffic signals replaced with LED lights within four years,” RDOT Director Miguel Valentin said.

RDOT began implementing the plan several years ago by replacing incandescent bulbs in traffic signals with LED bulbs when the bulbs became damaged or were no longer burning. The county selected LED lights because they are more efficient and durable than traditional incandescent bulbs.

Volunteers encouraged to sign up for 2015 Great American Cleanup

CONYERS, Ga. -- Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) announces the return of the Great American Cleanup (GAC) on Saturday, Apr. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pine Log Park Pavilion, 1500 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers.

The half-day event, which KCRB hosts in partnership with the City of Conyers and Rockdale County government, encourages citizens to pick up garbage, tires and other debris around the community, and teaches youth about the importance of litter prevention and recycling as much of the materials collected as possible.

KCRB invites civic and neighborhood groups, businesses, Boy and Girl Scout troops, churches, youth groups, individuals, and families to participate in GAC. Volunteers are encouraged to send a representative from their group to the park’s pavilion to check in and pick up supplies beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of the cleanup.

$1 million worth of marijuana found in Rockdale home

$1 million worth of marijuana found in Rockdale home

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. -- A tipster helped the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office bust a marijuana grow house on New Year's Eve.

Police were first informed of the possible drug activity in early December. Investigators executed a search warrant at the house in the 1700 block of Elizabeth Court on Dec. 31.

Investigators discovered 85 marijuana plants in the basement of the home, which was reportedly divided into multiple rooms where the drug was being cultivated and stored. The plants and the equipment used in the operation had a combined value of about $1 million.

A suspect, 48-year-old Randy Le of Conyers, was arrested Monday while trying to board an international flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Le has been charged with trafficking marijuana.

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful celebrates successful green year

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful celebrates successful green year

CONYERS, Ga. – Rockdale County government commends Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) on its “green year” close out. Finishing the year on a high note as a Keep Georgia Beautiful Governors Circle Award recipient, KCRB held several environmental stewardship events in 2014 with the goal of educating the public about the importance of litter prevention, beautification, waste minimization, and the benefits of improved livability.  

The County recently participated in the 2014 Rivers Alive Cleanup on Oct. 11. More than 200 volunteers, including 122 youth, from local schools, church groups, civic organizations, scout troops, small families, and individuals cleaned up local waterways, parks, illegal dumpsites, schools, subdivisions, roadways, Albert Shoals, and other locations. The cleanup removed 10,680 pounds of garbage and 14 tires, and covered about 5.81 miles of waterways.