Board of Commissioners Summary
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Recycling Now Free in DeKalb County - Fees
Dropped, Time for Everyone to “Get a Bin”
DeKalb County has just made recycling a whole lot easier.
Effective Sept. 26, DeKalb County is eliminating the $30 registration fee for curbside recycling making it free for DeKalb residents. The measure was approved unanimously by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners.
“DeKalb County is clean, green, safe and thriving, and dropping the recycling fee keeps us moving in that direction,” says DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis. “We think that by removing the cost barrier and increasing education on how and what to recycle, our citizens will embrace it.”
Super District 6 Commissioner Kathie Gannon agreed. “Recycling is good for DeKalb County. It helps control sanitation costs, reduces the amount of waste that goes to the Seminole Road Landfill, and creates more green jobs,” she said.
The DeKalb Sanitation Division has a comprehensive waste reduction plan and an aggressive goal to reduce landfill disposal of solid waste, increase recycling and divert tonnage from the Seminole Road Landfill. Through increased education about recycling, the goal is to increase residential recycling from 21 percent today to 40 percent by 2016, or approximately 64,000 residential homes.
Recycling is already available in all county buildings, parks, and recreation centers and generates approximately $600,000 in revenue annually for the county, money that is used to control overall sanitation costs.
Residents can visit the DeKalb Recycles website to get all the information they need to begin recycling. It’s easy: Sanitation Services will deliver the bin and bags to the resident. Then they just sort their recyclables, set the bin and bag at curbside on Wednesdays. By recycling, residents save energy and natural resources. For example, recycling one soda can saves enough energy to run a computer for three hours.
For more information go to www.dekalbrecycles.com
The Village at Mason Mill
Please join me on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Mason Mill Park Recreation Center to discuss formation of the Village at Mason Mill, a collaborative mechanism for the delivery of senior services in the community.
Downstairs from the Mack Love Center
1340 McConnell Drive
This meeting is sponsored by the DeKalb County Bureau of Senior Affairs, Karl Williams, Director
DeKalb County Board of Registration &
Elections Reminds Voters of Important Election
The DeKalb County Board of Registration & Elections reminds voters that the cutoff date to register or change your address and be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Applications can be accessed online at www.dekalbvotes.com, the Voter Registration & Elections Office located at 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, or any Dekalb County Library. Applications must be postmarked or received in the Voter Registration & Elections Office by the deadline.
Voters who wish to vote absentee by mail may submit their requests now. Application forms are available online at www.dekalbvotes.com
and must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 to be processed. Ballots must be returned to the Voter Registration & Elections Office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 6, to be counted.
In Person Early Voting in DeKalb County for the General Election will begin on Monday, Oct. 15 at the Voter Registration & Elections Office, Community Achievement Center and Tucker Recreation Center. These polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 2, including two Saturdays, Oct. 20 and 27. In addition, the polls at the Clark Harrison Building, Chamblee Civic Center and Berean Christian Church Community Center will be open during the final week of voting, Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., to provide greater access to early voting.
There will be no voting on Saturday, Nov. 3 or Monday, Nov.5. Voters must go to their assigned precinct on Election Day in order to vote.
Early Voting Locations Open Monday, Oct. 15 – Friday, Nov. 2
Voter Registration & Elections Office
4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30032
Two Areas: One Exclusively for Senior and Disabled Voters
South DeKalb - Community Achievement Center, Inc.
4522 Flat Shoals Parkway
Decatur, GA 30034
Tucker Recreation Center
4898 LaVista Road
Tucker, GA 30084
Additional Early Voting Locations Open Monday, Oct. 29 – Friday, Nov. 2
Downtown Decatur - Clark Harrison Building
330 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Room A
Decatur, GA 30030
North DeKalb - Chamblee Civic Center
3540 Broad Street
Chamblee, GA 30341
East DeKalb – Berean Christian Church Community Center
2440 Young Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
For additional information, including sample ballots, visit the DeKalb County Voter Registration & Elections website at www.dekalbvotes.com
Thank you and have a safe and wonderful weekend.