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.

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 or jbarwig@ .

Looking for court ordered community service? Please call the Recycling Center at 770.431.2869.

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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.

Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Inc. Board Of Directors (2018)

Liz Davis, Mayor's Appointee

Holly Elmendorf, Ward 1

Lisa Castleberry, Ward 2

Adam Taylor, Ward 3

Karleen McNabb, Ward 4

Maggie McGarity, Ward 5

Nell Robinson, Ward 6

Eric Dennis, Ward 7

Betty Williams, At Large

Gina Bridges, At Large

Judy Hartley, At Large

Phyllis Owens, At Large

Ed Plansker, At Large

Eva Tackett, At Large

Terri Stephens, At Large


Keep Smyrna Beautiful Meeting Dates (2017/2018).

The Keep Smyrna Beautiful Board meets at the Smyrna Recycling Center , 3475 Lake Drive, Smyrna, 30082 from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm the second Tuesday of each month except for December and June, or when those dates conflict with holidays.

Upcoming Meeting dates:

  • July 12,  2018
  • August 14, 2018
  • September 11, 2018
  • October 9, 2018
  • November 13, 2018
  • December - 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, 10:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.
Please call (770) 431-2869 or (770) 431-2863 if you have questions.


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 or  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 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?

Contact the Cobb County Water Department at 770-419-6200

 Toxic Waste Spills - call 911

Leaks / Storm Water Problems / Fish Kills - call 770-431-2850

 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 no cost at their office at the Recycling Center.

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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