Smyrna will change department’s name on July 1

Beginning July 1, Keep Smyrna Beautiful will be renamed the Department of Environmental Services.

The change is to eliminate the confusion between the nonprofit Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Inc. and the city of Smyrna department.

The name is the only change, according to a city statement.

The Environmental Services Department will still provide oversight and guidance to Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Inc.; will still oversee the Smyrna Recycling Center, the Smyrna Community Garden and the Outdoor Market and still take the lead on some of the city’s sustainability efforts.

Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Inc. (KSB) “remains as strong as ever” with their programs and projects concerning litter prevention, beautification, community improvement and waste reduction/recycling, also according to the city statement.

This change will let residents and businesses know for certain when they donate their time and/or money that is going to the nonprofit.

KSB’s most popular programs include Adopt-A-Mile, Rivers Alive, Bring One for the Chipper and The Great American Cleanup.

An award-winning organization both in the state of Georgia and across the country, KSB has won more than 20 national awards from the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation and Keep America Beautiful.

KSB’s new website is

For now, the Great Smyrna Cleanup/Adopt-a-Mile Litter Cleanup - scheduled for April 18 - has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Contact the Environmental Services/Keep Smyrna Beautiful at 770-431-2863 and the Smyrna Recycling Center at 770-431-2869.

For court-ordered community service, also call the Recycling Center at 770-431-2869.