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40th Spotlight: The Smyrna Recycling Center

The Smyrna Recycling Center opened in 1989 and originally accepted newspapers, aluminum, and glass, as well as dry solid waste (yard debris, furniture, building material, etc.) for Smyrna residents only. “It was in the old Public Works building on Smyrna Hill Road,” says Ann Kirk, Keep Smyrna Beautiful Director from 1994 to 2017, who also served on the KSB Board prior to her dire...

Keep Smyrna Beautiful Turns the Big 4-0!

Keep Smyrna Beautiful is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2024. The organization began in 1984 as Smyrna Clean and Beautiful, Inc. through a city of Smyrna ordinance. Over the years, the organization has evolved to meet the needs of a growing Smyrna. “At milestone years, it’s good to reflect on the people and work that got the organization to this point,” says KSB Board Ch...

Meet the Newest KSB Board Members

Keep Smyrna Beautiful recently welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors—Matt Anderson (Ward 3), Dawn McLoughlin (Ward 4), and Larry Powell (Ward 7). The KSB Board is made up of dedicated volunteers from the community who devote their time to leading the organization in its mission to inspire our community to be clean, green, and beautiful. Keep reading for a quick Q &...

2024 Bring One for the Chipper

The 2024 Bring One for the Chipper took place on Saturday, January 6, 2024. Nineteen KSB volunteers helped 285 cars and trailers unload Christmas trees to be mulched. The total number of trees is still being counted. Bring One for the Chipper is Keep Smyrna Beautiful’s annual Christmas tree recycling event. Rather than ending up in a landfill, the thousands of trees taken at this ev...

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. David V. Martin

If you’ve ever driven down or taken a walk along any of Smyrna’s major roadways, there’s a good chance you’ve spotted Dr. David V. Martin, commonly known as Doctor Dave, picking up litter. Martin has lived in Smyrna with his wife, Lynn Dee, since 1980. “I’ve been picking up litter as long as I can remember,” says Doctor Dave. “First, near my work in downtown Atlanta. S...

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