This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.  There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it.  Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job.  Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.  It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.  The litter problem in Bibb County is bad. We all talk about it. We all blame others. It’s time we all pitched in and did the job we’ve all been griping about.  

Bibb County will be holding a county wide litter pick up on Saturday, April 6th and prizes will be awarded to the group picking up the most trash! You must be part of a county organization, football team, senior class, civic group, church group, etc., to be eligible for the prize money. If you don’t belong to an organization, this could be a great way to volunteer and get involved!  

The County has been divided into 8 quadrants: Woodstock, West Blocton, Scottsville, Brent, Centreville, Brierfield, Pondville, and Lawley. We will only pick up on county roads for this litter pickup.  Each quadrant will have at least one team leader, though it would be best to have at least two leaders per quadrant. Holly Barrett in West Blocton has already volunteered to serve as the team leader for that area. Volunteers for team leaders are needed for the remaining areas. Anyone interested in volunteering as a team leader should contact Michelle Giddens at the Bibb Extension Office at 205-926-4310. Responsibilities of the team leader are: 

  • Recruit volunteer organizations.  
  • Recruit volunteers with trucks to haul bagged trash to designated site. 
  • Assign and track county roads for pick-up. 
  • Attend meetings with other team leaders for planning purposes. 
  • Sign-in teams the morning of the pick-up, hand out equipment and give the safety information talk the morning of the pick-up. 
  • Record # of bags per team. 
  • Work with law enforcement and fire departments on slowing traffic on assigned roads. 

Winners of the litter pick up will be announced at the April 8th County Commission meeting. For questions or to volunteer please contact Michelle Giddens at Bibb County Extension, 205-926-4310.