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Storm Drain Art Contest Challenges Students to Promote Water Quality Education

Storm Drain Art Contest Challenges Students to Promote Water Quality Education
Contest winners to have artwork displayed on various County storm drains Keep Forsyth County Beautiful and the Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer invite high school students to showcase their artistic abilities in the 2021 Storm Drain Art Contest.  Current Forsyth County high school students are asked to submit original artwork that educates about water quality and clearly enhances the theme: Only Rain Goes Down the Drain.  Submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, and will be judged by a review panel. Winners will be announced in early October. Three contest winners will receive $100 in ...

Forsyth County Recognizes National Public Works Week May 16-21

Forsyth County Recognizes National Public Works Week May 16-21
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed May 16-22, 2021, as National Public Works Week in Forsyth County to recognize public works departments as essential for the health and well-being of residents. Forsyth County public works departments include Engineering, Roads and Bridges, Stormwater, Water and Sewer, Recycling and Solid Waste, Fleet Maintenance and Public Facilities. Throughout the week, Forsyth County will highlight various public works departments through its social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.  About National Public Works Week: The theme for the 61st annual National Public Works Week, sponsored by the American Public Works Association (APWA), is Stronger ...

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste May 8

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste May 8
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), in partnership with the Forsyth County Recycling and Solid Waste Department and the City of Cumming, invites residents to participate in the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Recycling and Disposal event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 (235 Castleberry Rd.). Online registration and a printed or electronic confirmation are required for participation. Registration for County residents opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 26, at keepforsythcountybeautiful.org. Availability is on a first come, first served basis until the maximum amount of materials or vehicles are registered ...

Join the Great FoCo Cleanup March 27

Join the Great FoCo Cleanup March 27
Residents invited to help clean up their community Keep Forsyth County Beautiful welcomes everyone to take part in the Great FoCo Cleanup by helping remove litter from the community’s roadways on Saturday, March 27. The effort is a part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup.  Participants, as an organized team of volunteers or as individuals, can pick up supplies at 9 a.m. at one of three drive-through locations: • Cumming City Hall (100 E. Main Street) • Coal Mountain Recycling Center (3560 Settingdown Rd.) • Old Atlanta Recycling Center (3678 Old Atlanta Rd.) Volunteers will then depart to clean up roadways in the community; masks and ...

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Provides Free Christmas Tree Recycling

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Provides Free Christmas Tree Recycling
Trees can be recycled at County Recycling Centers and various other locations Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to recycle their Christmas trees during the annual ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ event through Jan. 30, 2021. Last year, Forsyth County recycled 3,701 trees.  “Forsyth County has recycled 112,458 Christmas trees since the County began participating in the ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ program in 1994,” said Forsyth County Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright. “All of the Christmas trees brought to us for recycling have either been placed in the lake as fish habitat or chipped into reusable mulch.”  Christmas trees can ...

VIDEO: Watch the Virtual Open House Meeting Regarding Hightower Landfill Compliance Updates

VIDEO: Watch the Virtual Open House Meeting Regarding Hightower Landfill Compliance Updates
Forsyth County Recycling & Solid Waste Environmental Compliance held a virtual public information open house on Wednesday, Dec. 2, to update residents on proposed enhancements to the EPD compliance plan for Hightower Landfill (which is closed). Watch the recorded meeting below: The meeting was held via Zoom video conferencing, to discuss the scope of a Hightower Landfill Methane Remediation Plan as well as a Potassium Permanganate Groundwater Remediation Pilot Program. Both are enhancements to the current corrective action plan, as approved by EPD, to maintain compliance.   “Methane and groundwater contaminants are components that all landfills monitor for and report to the EPD,” said Forsyth County Environmental Scientist Manager Sam ...

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste November 7

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste November 7
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), in partnership with the Forsyth County Recycling and Solid Waste Department and the City of Cumming, invites residents to participate in the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Recycling and Disposal event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 (235 Castleberry Rd.). Online registration and a printed or electronic confirmation are required for participation. Registration for County residents opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, at keepforsythcountybeautiful.org. Availability is on a first come, first served basis until the maximum amount of materials or vehicles are registered ...

Forsyth County Closing Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29

Forsyth County Closing Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29
Forsyth County closely monitoring ongoing COVID-19 pandemic In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Forsyth County has announced various closures, cancellations and postponements. Senior Centers and Recreation Centers will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13. These facilities are planned to reopen on Monday, March 30. The following public events have been cancelled or postponed. Parks and Recreation Activities: Athletic complexes are closed, and all games are cancelled or postponed. Public Information Open Houses: Matt Community Park, March 16 & 17 – postponed                                                            Sawnee Mountain Preserve, March 26 – postponed Keep Forsyth County Beautiful: Great FoCo Cleanup, March 21 – postponed Senior Services:  Senior Expo, April 18 ...

Plant a Tree On Georgia Arbor Day

 Plant a Tree On Georgia Arbor Day
Forsyth County continues tree planting tradition Keep Forsyth County Beautiful invites residents to their second annual Community Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, Feb. 21. Festivities will include a tree planting demonstration, seed and seedling giveaways and food from Los Rios Food Truck.   The free event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Cumming Aquatic Center (201 Aquatic Circle).   The celebration will include remarks from Seth Hawkins of the Georgia Forestry Commission, City of Cumming Mayor Troy Brumbalow and The University of Georgia Extension Office.   During the event, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful will subsequently announce the winner ...

Forsyth County Expands and Upgrades Water Facilities

Forsyth County Expands and Upgrades Water Facilities
The Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department has recently completed upgrades and expansions to a water reclamation facility (WRF) and is in the process expanding and finalizing upgrades at another facility. System improvements were recently completed at the James Creek WRF, including those that would influence reliability and redundancy. These upgrades followed a project in 2018 that increased the facility’s capacity from 1 million gallons per day (MGD) to 2.5 MGD. The James Creek WRF was constructed in 2006-2007 to serve the residential communities in the drainage basins of James Creek and Daves Creek.   The Fowler WRF is currently undergoing an ...

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