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Public Hearing December 12, 2024, 9:00 A.M. Presentation of Proposed Budget: Public Hearing December 12, 2024, 9:00 A.M. Presentation of Proposed Budget read more

Keep Murray Beautiful

Keep Chatsworth Murray Beautiful

Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Chatsworth, Keep Chatsworth-Murray Beautiful (KCMB), is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the beautification and preservation of the natural beauty in Murray County. Founded, organized and managed by Frank Adams, formerly of Keep Smyrna Beautiful in Atlanta and a native of Chatsworth, Keep Chatsworth-Murray Beautiful is going on its third year of operation.

From its inception, KCMB has rapidly and steadily increased the number of both volunteers and visitors preventing litter, contributing to the beautification of our community and reducing waste.

302 E Market Street - Chatsworth GA 30705 - 706.517.0222

Located at the corner of Market Street and 1st Avenue

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday through Thursday - 8am to 4pm
Saturday - 8am to 12pm
Sunday and Monday - Closed

What is Keep Chatsworth-Murray Beautiful?

Keep Chatsworth-Murray Beautiful (KCMB) is a group of dedicated individuals with a personal commitment to choices and actions that preserve natural beauty, protect the environment, prevent blight, improve public lands and make our community a better, safer place to live. As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), we embrace litter prevention, waste reduction and community beautification through diverse programs, as well as educational initiatives. KCMB engages individuals and groups in a number of ways:

  • The KCMB Board consists of 17 dedicated volunteers who work energetically to make things happen in our community.
  • Over 80 miles of county and state roads are picked up of litter each quarter by over 70 volunteer groups of citizens.
  • Volunteers read to our local elementary school students.
  • Murray County is the only county in the state to have recycling programs in place in all public schools.
  • KCMB is involved annually in "Bring One in for the Chipper" (Christmas tree recycling), Hands on Georgia, Conasauga River Clean Up, Annual Great American Clean Up and Ecumenical Earth Day.
Our Mission

To engage individuals to take greater responsibility and pride in their community while becoming stewards of the environment.

Our Focus

Keep Chatsworth-Murray Beautiful strives to change behaviors and improve the community through:

Litter Prevention: Defining litter, identifying the cause, reducing it, organizing clean-ups and properly handling discarded waste in our community.

Waste Reduction: Reducing the impact of solid waste in our communities through integrated programs including source reduction and reuse, recycling and education about landfills, composting and waste-to-energy.

Beautification: Improving the visual aspects of our community through programs that beautify and naturally clean our environment including community gardens, restoring vacant lots, highway beautification and graffiti prevention.

Our Guiding Principles

As a leader in community improvement, KCMB is guided by these principles:

Education: This is the key to encouraging positive behaviors toward community improvement.

Individual Responsibility: Improving communities, their environment and quality of life all begins with personal responsibility - individuals becoming more engaged as citizens and stewards of the environment.

Public-Private Partnerships: Broad-based community alliances are essential to achieve sustainable community improvement.

Volunteer Action: By engaging volunteers we extend the reach of our education and multiply the impact of our actions.

How You Can Help

There are a variety of ways that you can help!

Join our great team of people who care! Become a member of Keep Chatsworth-Murray Beautiful.

Students and Seniors - $5

Individuals and Non-profits - $20

Family - $30

Business - $50

Sponsors - $100

Sustaining - $200

Patron - $500

Benefactor - $1,000

Or, become a volunteer!

Please complete the attached "Join our Great Team" document by clicking on the above link Keep Murray Beautiful and return to:

Keep Chatsworth-Murray Beautiful

302 E Market Street

Chatsworth, GA 30705

Thank you for your support!

Membership and Volunteerism Matter

Aside from the obvious intangible benefits to your involvement, such as the beautification and cleanliness of your community, other benefits include the following:

  • Official Member and/or Volunteer KCMB sticke
  • Complimentary Recycling book
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Public recognition in KCMB publications
Please consider becoming involved in this important initiative. All contributions are tax-deductible and proceeds are reinvested in the operating expenses of the organization, including new machinery and supplies to keep the organization functioning.

What We Do Recycle

Electronics • Corrugated cardboard

Fax machines • Chip board (cereal boxes)

Copiers • Catalogues

Printers • Manuals

Monitors (computer) Other


Cell phones

Plastic (PET or PETE pm and HOPE KL1PB)

Microwave ovens • Aluminum cans

Radios • Glass bottles and jars (only)

VCRs • Bi-metal cans (tin)

OVO players • Anything made of metal

Tape players • School supplies (binders, paper, etc.)

Computers • Printer cartridges and toners

Paper • Used motor oil

Books (hardback and paperback) • Clean Styrofoam peanuts

Magazines • Campbell soup & product labels

Newspaper • Batteries of any type

Telephone books • Eye glasses

Office paper • Box Tops for Education

Shredded paper • Eye glasses and lenses

School paper • Cell phones

Cardboard • Television sets ($15 charge)

What We Do NOT Recycle



Vases, glass or ceramic

Drinking glasses

Pyrex dishes

Ash trays

Florescent bulbs or light bulbs

Used filters

Feed bags with plastic liners

Plastic bags

Plastic sheeting

Plastic containers (other than PET or HOPE)

Used paper products (Kleenex, napkins,

paper towels, etc.)

Used diapers

Food waste or food contaminated products

Shower curtains

Window blinds

Window glass

Cigarette butts and ashes

Trash cans


Baby car seats

Plastic kid toys

Garden equipment

Miscellaneous plastic products

Styrofoam (other than clean peanuts)

Yogurt cups

Syrup bottles (plastic)

About our Founder

Keep Chatsworth-Murray Beautiful was founded by Frank Adams of Chatsworth, Georgia. Originally from Chatsworth and one of eleven brothers and sisters, Frank attended Chatsworth Elementary and Murray County High School where he played football and basketball as well as being the president of his Senior class. He attended Lincoln Memorial University where he met his wife, Peg. Frank and Peg have been married now for 50+ years and have five children, eleven grandchildren and three great grandsons. Frank also attended Kennesaw State University where he was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.

KCMB Staff

Tamar Duck Adams/Executive Director