Community Beautification Projects

Beautification projects are aimed at helping county residents dramatically improve their neighborhoods’ aesthetics. Well-maintained and clean communities discourage littering and illegal dumping. Clean communities also contribute to the overall health and well-being of county residents, sustainability of the environment, increased property values and attracting new businesses to the neighborhood. As a certified member of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation and as a Keep America Beautiful Inc. affiliate, KDB has a sustained focus on improving the sustainability, look, vitality and economic integrity of DeKalb communities. This can be achieved by beautifying surrounding areas through activities such as community cleanups, and beautification projects such as planting trees and landscaping projects completed by volunteer groups.

A critical component of KDB’s beautification program is the barriers to beauty initiative, whereby KDB provides concrete barriers, paint and brushes for community groups to decorate barriers. These barriers are subsequently used to block off illegal dumping locations and abatement properties.

Some of our past beautification projects, workshops and events include the following partnerships:

 Berean Christian Church
 Tucker Recreation Center
 DeKalb County Safety Day
 Montessori at Emory School
 Heart of South DeKalb Festival
 Lucious Sanders Recreation Center
 Greater Towers Spring Community Festival
 Juvenile Court - Memorial Drive at Kensington

Ways to beautify your neighborhood

 Recycle
 Install public art
 Plant flowers and trees
 Remove graffiti vandalism
 Start a community garden
 Organize neighborhood cleanups
 Report blight to the DeKalb County Code Enforcement Department

How KDB can help with your beautification project

 Provide information and access to tree and plant specialists
 Provide tools and information to respond to graffiti vandalism
 Provide publicity and acknowledgment for your group's efforts
 Complimentary landscaping project materials - compost and mulch (subject to availability)

Please contact us at 404.294.2010 or kdb@dekalbcountyga.gov should you wish to volunteer or need assistance with a beautification project in your neighborhood.