Each year, KJCB organizes and implements a cleanup of the creek that is the City's namesake. The creek is a tributary to the Chattahoochee River, our source of drinking water. With the help of volunteers from local neighborhoods, we remove about 500 pounds of trash from Johns Creek each year. To volunteer for the next creek cleanup event, click here.
KJCB is part of the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, which helps to spread awareness of the fact that cigarettes are litter too, and are in fact the most littered item in the United States. KJCB provides free ash receptacles for businesses with a cigarette litter problem, and free pocket ash receptacles for interested individuals. Please contact us if you have a cigarette litter problem and need assistance.
This event provides local Johns Creek residents with the opportunity to recycle and reuse large bulky items that are not normally accepted by their waste hauler. Each year at this event, tens of thousands of pounds of bulky items are recycled, refurbished, or donated. Accepted items include: large appliances, electronics, home medical equipment, furniture, metal items such as grills and lawn furniture, bicycles, lawn mowers, and more.
Every January, KJCB provides an environmentally-friendly way for residents to recycle their Christmas trees.
Utilizing local volunteers, thousands of trees are collected annually at The Home Depot on State Bridge Rd. Trees are chipped by Davey Tree Company and turned into available mulch for local residents and businesses for free. Local Boy Scout Troops use this event as a fund raising opportunity.
The following are a list of programs, events, and activities that Keep Johns Creek Beautiful (KJCB) provides to the City of Johns Creek each year. Some are events that are hosted annually or periodically, while others are ongoing.
Annually, KJCB provides residents of Johns Creek with an opportunity to dispose of dangerous household chemicals and heavy metals. For most of these items, there is no practical and environmentally sound way to dispose of or recycle these times. This event attracts hundreds of residents each year, and tens of thousands of pounds of dangerous chemicals that are disposed of properly. Items collected include: mercury items, pool chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, acids, corrosives, gasoline, automotive fluids, oil and latex-based paint, aerosols, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, etc.
Our next event is expected to be held in November, 2018.
For information on the safe management of Household Hazardous Waste, and reducing HHW in your home, visit the EPA's website.
Environmental education is provided to all public, private, and home schools in the City of Johns Creek through Keep Johns Creek Beautiful. Click here to see a full list of our educational programs or to contact our Environmental Education Coordinator for the City of Johns Creek directly.
KJCB also implements the EverGreen Schools Program, a partnership between the cities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, and Roswell. This program promotes environmental stewardship in schools and recognizes them for their efforts. All public private, and home schools are welcome to join this program, through the generosity of support from the City of Johns Creek. For more information, please visit the EverGreen School Partnership website.
Between volunteer groups of individuals, civic organizations, and businesses, over 30 miles of roads have been adopted in the City of Johns Creek. These adopter groups have made the pledge to clean up their adopted road and keep Johns Creek looking beautiful and litter free year round. For more information about Adopt-a-Road, and to adopt your own section of road in Johns Creek - click here.
KJCB holds electronic collection drives several times each year for the residents of Johns Creek. These events provide an inexpensive and easy way to recycle electronic items and keep them out of landfills. Items collected include: TV's, computers, printers, and more. Need to get rid of your TV sooner? Check out the list of items we accept at our Sandy Springs Recycling Center.
This free event is held quarterly for residents of Johns Creek to help protect against identity theft. Sensitive documents are shredded on-site by a professional service, and all of the paper is recycled. See our calendar for the next scheduled shredding event.
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KJCB provides temporary, clearstream recycling bins for all city sponsored events. Examples: Johns Creek Arts Festival, PGA Tournament, Founders Day Parade, Summer Concert Series, etc.