Our Mission

To engage and educate individuals to take greater responsibility for enhancing beautification, protecting the environment, and eliminating litter and blight.

Our Vision

Moving towards a greener, cleaner, more sustainable Columbus.


Here is a review of some of the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission's milestones: 

  • 1986: Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission was created by ordinance in December
  • 1988: KCBC became a certified affiliate program of Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
  • 1999: Commission successfully petitioned Council to increase litter fines from $500 to $1,000
  • 2002: KCBC joined Trees Columbus, Inc. to strengthen the tree ordinance
  • 2006: Commission coordinated the first city-wide Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic project
  • 2007: KCBC structured the I-185 Scenic Byway, whereby the GDOT designated thirty-nine miles of I-185 as a Scenic Byway
  • 2011: KCBC and Columbus Water Works co-sponsored the first community-wide “grease and over-the-counter/prescription drug” 
  • 2013: We held our first shoes recycling project (Diverted 22,000 pair of shoes from the landfill)
  • 2014: Held our first annual “Teacher, Free Supplies Recycle Day” with Aflac

Keep Columbus Georgia Beautiful was established as a Non-Profit 501c (3) organization in 2012 to enhance KCBC fundraising efforts to support on-going programs and projects for environmental advocacy, education and sustainability.

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