Litterbusters Clean-up / Ada Street
Sat., May 4, 9-11am
Meet at Fannin Animal Control, 1001 Industrial Park Rd.
As a follow-up to
our successful clean up on Aska Road, Fannin Litterbusters has scheduled a
second event to clean up litter along the five-mile course of Ada Street in
Blue Ridge and Fannin County.
Please join us,
Fannin Litterbusters and partners, to stem the tide of litter in this beautiful
- DATE: Saturday, May 4, 9-11am; meet at Fannin
Animal Control, 1001 Industrial Park Rd.
- CLEAN-UP LOCATION: Ada Street, including the
section inside the Blue Ridge city limits as well as the section in the county.
- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Responsible adults are urged to demonstrate their civic and patriotic pride by volunteering for these clean-up efforts. Volunteers are also encouraged to consider participation in Fannin County's Adopt-a-Road program http://www.fannincountyga.com/faq_category/adopt-a-road/
- SAFETY: Due to safety issues when working close
to roadways, volunteers must be at least 18 years
of age to participate. For the clean-up event, volunteers are encouraged to
have drinking water, safety vests and work gloves. Bags will be provided.
NOTE: This is potentially hazardous work along active roadways and participation is at your own risk;
Litterbusters and partners assume no liability for participants in this
PARTNERS: Fannin County Government, City of Blue
Ridge, North Georgia Resource Management Authority, Fannin County Chamber of
Commerce, Advanced Disposal Services,
local businesses / organizations, residents and other concerned parties.
QUESTIONS? Contact Marie Woody, Chief Officer of
Fannin County Land Development, 706-258-5170.
SIGN UP: email@example.com
trashy, littering / dumping is illegal, encourages more littering / dumping,
reflects badly on our community, decreases property values, reduces economic
growth, encourages crime, is a highway safety issue, harms natural resources
and costs huge amounts of taxpayer money for clean-up and enforcement.
Let's all pitch in to clean up Fannin County!
Litter Clean-up Safety Rules &
colored clothing or a safety vest.
when picking up litter.
attention to traffic.
picking up glass, cans or other objects with sharp edges.
Do NOT pick
up bottles with metal or tin foil inside which may be drug paraphernalia
- Ask for help
if you need it, especially with heavy objects.
Keep an eye
out for snakes, scorpions & spiders during litter pick-up.
yourself on the back for being a good citizen!
According to Keep America Beautiful ("Litter in America Factsheet," January 2010), those under 30 are more likely to litter than those over 30. Communities can reduce their litter rate by
demonstrating a preference for a litter-free
community through on-going efforts to keep litter cleaned up
- setting a standard of caring for the community
through improving and beautifying public areas
- stressing individual responsibility for keeping
the community clean through messages that emphasize social disapproval of
It is illegal under
Georgia statute and Fannin County ordinance to litter or dump garbage.
Fannin County has a
stringent solid waste ordinance, which applies to littering, dumping, and
hauling waste; violators are subject to fines of $410 to $1000 and possible
jail time. [Fannin County Solid Waste Ordinance, Chapter 58 of the Fannin
County Code of Ordinances]
Anyone hauling a
load in Fannin County must secure and cover the load; if not in compliance, the
load will be refused at the disposal site.
anyone littering, dumping or hauling an unsecured load can report it to Fannin
County Land Development at 706-258-5170. For a citation to be issued to the
violator, witnesses must provide their name / address / phone number and be
willing to appear in court as a witness.
Witnesses are asked
to provide as much information as possible, such as name of company if
commercial, vehicle tag number, location of the incident, and pictures if
Georgia littering statutes state that it is unlawful for anyone to deposit litter or to allow littering on any public or private property or waters in the state. Violators are subject to fines up to $1000 and jail sentences up to 12 months. The driver of the vehicle involved is responsible for any trash that escapes the vehicle. [O.C.G.A. §16-7-42, §16-7-43, §40-6-249]