Here's a photo from our ribbon cutting Tuesday, April 12, 2016 for the recycling and sustainability themed mural we sponsored with 1000 Words - Dalton Public Art Project. It's located at the MAPCO convenience store and gas station at Waugh St. and Thornton Ave., across from the Dalton Green. We will have a press release soon - you can see some additional photos here on our Facebook page.

Thank you to Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce for facilitating this special event! And THANK YOU!!! to everyone who was able to attend.

Here's a little bit more info. about the mural which is titled "An Earth Worth Saving":

The talented artist of this work is Henry Green. We held 3 volunteer days to prepare the wall. Our volunteers included teens from The City of Refuge, who spent some time helping Henry brainstorm different animals to add to his design.

We want to tell you a little about three different aspects of Henry’s design:

1) One of the ideas presented in the mural is that the Earth is covered with plastic water bottles. So many of these bottles are used and, if not recycled, will become a major part of our Earth in landfills and dwindling resources... Recycling needs to be an important part of everyone’s life.

2) Another part of the mural is the saying “What we save, saves us.” ...what we recycle saves the Earth by lessening our impact on vital resources.

3) The trees on either side are an homage to the Tree of Life. When we recycle paper, we save trees. When we save trees, they in turn provide oxygen for the planet and save us and all other living things.

We are thrilled with this beautiful mural, and hope you love it as well.

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for sponsoring Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful for 2016

  • Shaw Industries
  • Strain Family Charitable Foundation
  • Textile Rubber & Chemical Co., Inc. 
  • Global Textile Services
  • Lyle Industries
  • First Bank of Dalton
  • Laughter & Jones Financial Management
  • Textile & Industrial Sales
  • Controlled Products, LLC.
  • The Andersen Company
  • AllChem, LLC.
  • Southern Chemical & Textiles, Inc. 
  • Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty
  • Flash Graphics
  • Mr. Randy Beckler
  • The Oakwood Inc.
  • Purvis Marketing
  • Love Funeral Home, Inc. 
  • Adcock Financial Services
  • Challenger Industries, Inc.


About Us

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful, Inc. (KDWB) is your local Keep America Beautiful affiliate dedicated to creating a vibrant community by engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for their local environment. KDWB board members and volunteers focus on activities that promote Litter Prevention, Beautification, and Waste Reduction and Recycling.

The Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority supports KDWB both philosophically and financially to promote environmental education in local schools and the community.  


  • Christmas Tree and Electronics Recycling in January
  • Adopt-A-Mile clean ups four times a year
  • Great American Clean Up events during March, April, May
  • Earth Day on April 22
  • International Compost Awareness Week in May
  • Conasauga Watershed Cleanup during Make a Difference Day in late October
  • Community Planting Day in conjunction with National Planting Day
  • America Recycles Day on November 15
  • Year Round Education Campaign "Love it, don't trash it!"

To participate with Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful contact Liz Swafford, Executive Director, by e-mail: or by phone: 706-226-6211 or 706-278-5001.

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