Fannin Spring Clean-up / Aska Road
Saturday, April 6, 9am
Let's stem the tide
of litter in this beautiful mountain county!
To help Fannin
County become a safer, healthier and even better place to live, work and play,
a series of community events to clean up litter in Fannin County is in the
The first clean-up
is scheduled for April 6 on Aska Road; an abandoned tire clean-up will be held
later in the spring. Tentative dates for future litter clean-ups are July 13
and October 15.
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.
Please join us, the
Fannin Litterbusters, to combat this blight:
DATE: Saturday, April 6, 9am; meet at Public
Works building, 229 Aska Road.
CLEAN-UP LOCATION: Aska Road, which is one of the
most beautiful but unfortunately one of the most littered roads 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's all pitch in
to clean up Fannin County!
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].