Our Mission

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

Our Vision

The Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission encourages individuals to take responsibility towards our community and the environment. We believe that everyone has the right to care for their community. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, or physical or mental ability in any of our activities or operations.


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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