Keep Thomas County Beautiful
KTCB believes that every individual has the responsibility to protect and preserve our community environment. We emphasize four areas: Litter, Waste Reduction and Recycling, Beautification, and Education. If any of these areas appeal to you, we invite you to join us in keeping Thomas County beautiful.
America Recycles Day 2013
America Recycles Day 2013 a big success!
Keep Thomas County Beautiful hosted the fourth annual America Recycles Day poster contest and collection event Saturday, November 16. Over 34,000 pounds of materials were collected from participating schools for recycling during the period of October 21-November 15. These materials included: paper, plastic, glass, cardboard, and aluminum.
Participating schools included: Bishop Hall, Hand In Hand, Brookwood, Thomas County Middle, Harper, Jerger, Favor Christian, and Thomasville Scholars Academy. Jerger was the winner of the recycling contest with over 14,000 lbs! Jerger's per capita total was 17.36 lbs. Favor Christian Academy finished in second place with a per capita total of 15.69 lbs. (1694 lbs. total). A total of 36,661 lbs. was recycled. Each participating school will also be entered into the national Recycle Bowl competition. Congratulations to all our participants. *per capita totals were based on total number of students and faculty (figures provided by registrants).
Over 200 students participated in the America Recycles Day poster contest. This year's theme was "I want to be recycled." Linda Lawson of Linda Lawson Signs, LLC judged the contest.
The poster contest winners:
Grand Prize: Aubree Denton, 11th Grade-TCCH
First: Karson Stone, 10th Grade-Scholars Academy Thomasville High
Second: Lyndsae Madden, 12th Grade-TCCH
Third: Emily Corbitt, 11th Grade-TCCH
First: Kate Pearce, 7th Grade-Scholars Academy MacIntyre Park Middle
Second: Elli Stone, 8th Grade-Scholars Academy MacIntyre Park Middle
Third: Brittany Hawkins, 8th Grade-Scholars Academy MacIntyre Park Middle
First: Lamauria Davis, 5th Grade-Favor Christian Academy
Second: Jakaiyah McClarin, 4th Grade-Favor Christian Academy
Third: Mari Wynn, 4th Grade-Cross Creek
First: Delaney Dyksterhouse, 2nd Grade-Jerger
Second: Icess Flanders, 1st Grade-Favor Christian Academy
Third: Janiya Tucker, 2nd Grade-Favor Christian Academy
Posters will be on display at the Thomas County Public Library for the holidays. Pictures of the winning posters can be
found on Keep Thomas County Beautiful's Facebook page- KTCBORG
This year we also offered tire disposal and disposal of household hazardous waste by The City of Thomasville Solid Waste department, document destruction by Abrams Mobile Document Destruction Service, Inc., and electronic recycling and document destruction by Secure Records Solutions.
It is important to properly dispose of these materials. Americans use nearly 1.3 billion gallons of motor oil, but less than one-half is reprocessed by recyclers. Many people use old motor oil and gasoline to kill weeds and fire ant beds. Motor oil, poured down sewer drains or on the ground, can contaminate surface and ground water. One gallon of gasoline can contaminate an estimated 750,000 gallons of water.