Original Date: 04/22/1996
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Scenic Cities Beautiful Commission
The Scenic Cities Beautiful Commission (SCBC) a joint agency with the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County maintains two goals: to identify main sources of litter and to change attitudes regarding waste disposal. Initiated in 1962, the SCBC was tasked with developing a structured program addressing proper waste disposal. The only previous coordinated effort to address this problem was an annual, one-day clean-up event. This approach was inadequate in many ways including a failure to gain public support, and showed no connection between a clean city and economic development. It also had little support from public officials.
The SCBC coordinates with several other groups including the Codes and Committee Services, Public Works Department, and educational institutions. Initiatives include continuous education through publications and maintaining currency in the latest waste disposal technology.
Benefits to the community include health and safety, a boost to tourism, economic investment in the community, and civic pride. The cost benefit is $5.00 returned for every $1.00 of local support.
For more information see the
Point of Contact for this survey.