From the DEA via the Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association: *DRUG TAKE BACK DAY: Safely dispose of unused or expired prescriptions on Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.
From commissioner Kathie Gannon: Local green vendor shopping and eudcational workshops. Conference Center at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, 495 North Indian Creek Rd, Clarkston, GA 30021. Door prizes; Food trucks; Fun workshops; Vendor shopping; Children's terrarium activity; Live music. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-371-7045. Sponsored by DeKalb County green commission, Decatur Environmental Sustainability Board and Dunwoody Sustainability Commission. Organized by Dekalb Commissioner Kathie Gannon.
From DeKalb County: DeKalb County Hosts Household Hazardous Waste Event. DeKalb County welcomes county residents to participate in the 2013 Spring Household Hazardous Waste Event on Saturday, April 6th, 8 a.m. – noon at the DeKalb County Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30030. The event, sponsored by Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division, in partnership county residents an opportunity to dispose of their household hazardous wastes properly free of charge.
From the county CEO's office: Ever wanted all the do's, don't's, and how's of the Recycling Program? We invite you to join us for our first Recycling Ambassador Workshop! It's open to the public and will teach residents of DeKalb about the curbside recycling program. This is your chance to get the training that will make you a recycling guru in your community! Will you encourage your friends and neighbors to start recycling? Come and get the training that will make you a Recycling Ambassador!
From the City of Decatur: Bring your old cell phones, cameras, PC components, and other outdated electronic equipment for recycling. NEW LOCATION: New! Callaway Building parking lot, 120 W. Trinity Place Enter from the south on Commerce Drive
From the DeKalb County Public Works website: The Future of Garbage Collection in DeKalb County: DeKalb County's Sanitation Division provides two (2) regular trash pickups and collects recyclables and yard waste one (1) day each week for residential customers in unincorporated DeKalb County. This service is currently paid through a $265 Sanitation Enterprise Fund user fee placed on each residential household property tax bill in unincorporated DeKalb. This fee was last changed in 2006. Due to higher maintenance, equipment and other operating costs, the County is debating an increase in user fees versus reducing service frequency to balance the Sanitation Enterprise Fund. Currently, Sanitation is operating at a loss. Sanitation Survey
From county district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC meeting; Zoning meeting; County Budget; Flu shots; MLK 5K Run 1/21; Paper Shredding 1/26; Green Space Race 3/23; Future of trash pickup; 2013 Trash/Recycling pickup schedule.
From the county website: No collection services on Monday, January 21st. All collection services will run one day late. Regular garbage collection schedule will resume on Thursday Jan 24, 2013. Blue box and yard waste recycling will continue to run one day late thru Friday, Jan 25. [Read more]
From Joan Kaplan via the Civic Association Network: A Free Community Paper Shredding Event is being hosted by Joan Kaplan of Marshall Berch & Associates of Drake Realty on Saturday, January 26, 2013 between 9:30 am- noon (or until the truck fills up) and again on Sunday January 27, 2013 between 1:30pm-4:00 pm (or until the truck fills up) at the Marshall Berch & Associates real estate office of Drake Realty in the Toco Hills Shopping Center at 2899-A North Druid Hills (on the Kroger side).