A Local Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Georgia Beautiful
Keep Smyrna Beautiful Office - (770) 431-2863  Recycling Center (770) 431-2869KSB logo with affiliate text added in 2015

Interested in volunteering? Call us today at 770-431-2863. We have regular events and programs that we are sure will fit your volunteering objectives. You may also email us at either
akirk@ smyrnaga.gov or vdavis@smyrnaga.gov.

Get regular updates about Keep Smyrna Beautiful activities on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/KeepSmyrnaBeautiful KAB Affiliate logo 2015




Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Inc.

Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Inc., formerly Smyrna Clean and Beautiful, Inc., is a non-profit organization made up of concerned people from all walks of life joined together to help the public become more aware and concerned about environmental issues. The Keep Smyrna Beautiful Commission which consists of appointees of the Mayor and Council, serves as the Board of Directors of the organization along with eight at large members chosen by the Board.

A member of the Keep America Beautiful System, Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Inc. is funded by the City of Smyrna, recycling revenues, and private contributions. Keep Smyrna Beautiful works with local schools to promote awareness of environmental and solid waste issues through the Partners in Education program. The Keep Smyrna Beautiful Program and volunteers continue to win awards, year after year. Visit our Awards section to learn more about this award-winning program. Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Inc. is a 501-c3 non-profit organization.

The mission of Keep Smyrna Beautiful is to bring together the resources of government, businesses, and residents to protect and improve the environment and the quality of life in our community.

Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Inc. Board Of Directors (2017)

  • Liz Davis, Chair, Mayor's Appointee
  • Holly Elmendorf, Ward 1 Appointee
  • Lisa Castleberry, Ward 2 Appointee
  • Betty Williams, Ward 3 Appointee
  • Karleen McNabb, Ward 4 Appointee
  • Maggie McGarity, Ward 5 Appointee
  • Nell Robinson, Ward 6 Appointee
  • Eric Dennis, Ward 7 Appointee

At Large:

  • Angie Bolton
  • Gina Bridges
  • Eric Dennis
  • Judy Hartley
  • Lois Lewis
  • Phyllis Owens
  • Ed Plansker
  • Eva Tackett

    Ann Kirk, Director
    Virginia Davis, Assistant Director


Keep Smyrna Beautiful Meeting Dates (2015/2016) at Brawner Hall Conference Room
(Meeting moved to Smyrna Community Center during Food Truck Tuesdays at Taylor-Brawner Park)

July 14, 2015  -  6:30 pm
August 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm
September 8, 2015 - 6:30 pm
October 13, 2015 - 6:30 pm
November 10, 2015 - 6:30 pm
December - no meeting
January 12, 2016 - 6:30 pm
February 9, 2016 - 6:30 pm
March 8, 2016 - 6:30 pm
April 12, 2016 - 6:30 pm
May 10, 2016, 6:30 pm
June - no meeting

The City of Smyrna is a leader in waste reduction and recycling. Visit us at the Smyrna Recycling Center located at 3475 Lake Drive, Smyrna 30082. For more information, including hours of operation and types of items accepted visit the Recycling section in the KSB Department listing of this website. 

Smyrna Recycling Center Operating Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, 12:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.
Please call (770) 431-2869 or (770) 431-2863 if you have questions.



2. ALUMINUM, NON-BEVERAGE -- aluminum foil, pie tins, gutters, etc. (these go in the ‘mixed metal’ bin)

3. BATTERIES, RECHARGEABLE -- No alkaline or single-use batteries accepted

4. BATTERIES, VEHICLE – lead-acid auto, boat, motorcycle batteries, etc.

5. BOOKS – hardcover, paperback, encyclopedias, textbooks

6. CARDBOARD – chipboard, pasteboard, corrugated boxes; ALL MUST BE FLAT

7. CELL PHONES– working or non-working





12. FABRICS – clothing, sheets, towels, blankets, pillows, drapes -- all must be in closed plastic bags

13. FERROUS METALS and ALL-METAL APPLIANCES such as washers, dryers, stoves, water heaters (No dishwashers, unless all-metal). APPLIANCES CONTAINING COOLANT $35 FEE.

14. FLAGS – We collect old American flags for a proper ceremonial disposal

15. FLUORESCENT BULBS – all types, whole (unbroken)

16. GLASS JARS AND BOTTLES ONLY – color-separated

• NO OTHER GLASS IS ACCEPTED –  No drink ware, vases, cookware, ashtrays, Pyrex, windows, mirrors, candles, etc. 


18. PAPER, ALL TYPES – junk mail, newspapers, magazines, office paper, shredded paper, paper bags, etc.

19. PLASTICS – CLEAN plastic containers only #1 - #7. No large rigid plastics (such as toys, buckets, garbage cans)


21. SHOES – athletic shoes in any condition; all other shoes should be in wearable condition and in pairs


1. Glass other than jars & bottles
2. #3 thru #7 plastics
3. Large rigid plastics (toys, buckets, garbage cans, etc.)
4. tires
5. propane tanks
6. mercury-containing devices (except fluorescent bulbs)
7. paint
8. child car seats
9. alkaline or single-use batteries
10. Styrofoam
11. liquids other than cooking oil/motor oil/anti-freeze
12. dishwashers unless all-metal
13. wood of any kind
14. furniture unless all-metal
15. plastic shower curtains
16. plastic tablecloths
17. plastic food packaging
18. medical waste
19. construction waste
20. mattresses, toilets
21. hazardous or toxic materials
22. Christmas trees

23. yard waste or trash of any kind

24. Plastic bags

*Call us to find out how to dispose of these items.


Trash and yard waste are not accepted at the Recycling Center.

These items will be accepted by Advanced Disposal at their Transfer Station at 4649 South Cobb Drive in Smyrna: Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. / Sat. 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
There will be a flat fee of $7.00 for 400 lbs or less; $.03/lb for any additional weight.
All vehicles will be weighed in and out unless the scale operator determines that the load is significantly less than 400 lbs.

This change will decrease traffic congestion at the Recycling Center and increase the number of available drop-off hours. Fees for loads over ½ pickup will be reduced.

The telephone number for Advanced Disposal is 770-436-6126.

The Smyrna Recycling Center Accepts Electronics for Recycling!

The Smyrna Recycling Center will take your old computers, phones, monitors, and any other nonhazardous electronics (see above list). You do not have to be a resident of Smyrna to use this service. Simply bring your items to the Center on 645 Smyrna Hill Drive during hours of operation and let the center manager know that you have electronics for recycling. The items need to be stacked properly, so please do not try to unload them without her help. Televisions will be taken with a $10 fee (cash or check made out to Keep Smyrna Beautiful). The fee is a handling charge required by Creative Recycling, the service provider. 


Important Notice!

Bagged trash containing food must be secured in a closed container. Law enforcement personnel have recently seen coyotes tearing into trash bags and eating from them.  Bags containing old food at the curb will draw coyotes to your property. Please containerize all trash bags if possible, but especially those with any food in them.


Handbills have long been a source of litter in neighborhoods, and their presence usually is a signal to others that no one is home at a residence. The City of Smyrna Handbill Distribution Ordinance was enacted in March of 1995, and prohibits any type of advertisement from being left on an unoccupied vehicle or anywhere at a residence where a green “NO HANDBILL” sticker is present on the mailbox. There must be a"No HANDBILL" sticker in place at the residence in order for the ordinance to be enforced. While some violations still do occur, the ordinance has proven very effective in reducing the distribution of unwanted material in the City. 

  • To obtain a sticker please call Keep Smyrna Beautiful  at 770 431-2863 or email at akirk@smyrnaga.gov or vdavis@smyrnaga.gov.  Please include in a voice message or an email your complete mailing address - along with your name - and a sticker with instructions will be sent to you. 

Please note that newspapers and handbills for political, charitable or other nonprofit purposes must be exempted from the ordinance, except when a newspaper has been directly notified by the resident that the resident does not wish to receive it. The best action is to notify the publisher in writing and keep a copy on record.

If you have a sticker and advertisements are left at your home (or on your car in any parking lot inside the City limits), please report the violation to the City Marshals at 678-631-5359 or 678-631-5361. You may also submit a complaint online through our Service Request option available through this website.  The link to the option to report a Handbill Ordinance violation is provided (please select "Handbill Ordinance violation" in this sentence). Please save the flyer, and remember to report any phone numbers listed on the ad, as well as the date and exact location of the violation. To report violations in progress (you see someone in your neighborhood distributing flyers illegally) call the police at 770-434-6666. We appreciate your help in reporting violations.

If you have any questions or would like to obtain a copy of the ordinance (# 66.9.1), please look on www.smyrnacity.com under “Government” and then under “City Ordinances”, or call 770-431-2863. Thank you for your help to Keep Smyrna Beautiful!


Help Keep Smyrna Beautiful by Recycling Your Old Cell Phones!

The Smyrna Recycling Center accepts cell phones, pagers, chargers and other mobile phone components for recycling by a reputable company. Keep Smyrna Beautiful will receive a rebate based on the value of the phone. Please bring us any old phones that you need to dispose. Call (770) 431-2869 if you have any questions.


Water Conservation

Need to know more about smart watering? Georgia EPD has more info [PDF].


Keep Smyrna Beautiful Has Pocket Ashtrays!

Pocket Ashtrays are hand-held portable ashtrays which give smokers the opportunity to properly dispose of their cigarettes. The ashtrays are small, attractive, and made to last. Keep Smyrna Beautiful has them available at their office at the Recycling Center for $1 (their replacement cost).
Many smokers may not realize the harmful effects of dropping cigarette butts. The butts do not decompose, and carry harmful toxins into the environment. Cigarette butts are also a fire hazard, as they can re-ignite and cause fires.

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