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A Solid Waste Authority made up of North Georgia Counties for the purpose of promoting safe solid waste handling through education, recycling and composting

The North Georgia Resource Management Authority was created in 1994 by Towns, Union and Lumpkin Counties. This Authority allowed these counties to work regionally to handle existing solid waste issues, to provide for solid waste to be properly and economically diverted from landfill waste streams, to explore potential opportunities, to maximize resources and to expand existing programs.
In 1997 Banks County became a member and in 2000 the Authority became the second regional Keep America Beautiful Affiliate in the State of Georgia under the name "Keep Our Mountains Beautiful".
To date the Authority has brought its members over $1,800,000.00 in grant funds and has won ten awards.
The North Georgia Resource Management Authority began the first Regional Recycling Co-operative in the state of Georgia in 2005. By working together as a region we are able to collect more materials and market them successfully.


For up to date information on our activities and handy hints, please visit our "Keep Our Mountains Beautiful" FaceBook Page

For more information on the North Georgia Resource Management Authority, please contact:
Leslie George, Executive Director
150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 1, Homer, GA 30547
706-318-5448 or email me at
For more information on Keep Our Mountains Beautiful please contact:
Ashley Rubio, Community Outreach Coordinator
108 Old Jail Street, Homer, GA 30547
706-973-9841 or email Ashley at



Mr. Jerry Boling - Chairman - Banks County
Commissioner Lamar Paris - Vice-Chair - Union County
Larry Garrett - Union County
Commissioner Bob Pullen - Lumpkin County
Pamela Bellamy, Lumpkin County
Commissioner Jimmy T. Hooper - Banks County
Mr. J.B. Jones - Member-at-Large - Lumpkin County

Keep Georgia Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful

For information on volunteering to work at a special event or program we offer, please contact Ashley Rubio at or Leslie George at We would love to have you join us in our efforts to minimize waste and litter in our counties. We are always looking for new ideas and projects. We hope you will share your ideas on ways we can be of more help to you in these areas.