Trash & Recycling

Electronics Recycling

Event Date and Time: 
09/29/2012 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

From the City of Decatur: Fall Electronics Recycling Day 2012. WHEN:  Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 am -1 pm  NEW LOCATION!: Decatur Public Works, 2635 Talley St.  Please note, styrofoam will no longer be collected at Decatur's Electronics Recycling Day.  This material will be accepted at the new Paper Shredding and Styrofoam Recycling Event this fall, date TBA.  [Note: Styrofoam is accepted by Keep Atlanta Beautiful on the 1st and 2nd Saturdays every month.

Marshall Orson recycling his yard signs

From the Schulers: Marshall Orson's campaign wants to be a good neighbor and is planning to recycle his yard signs.  If you have an Orson yard sign, don't throw it in the trash!  Please drop off at the Schulers' carport at 815 N Superior Ave. and we will gladly deal with them for you.

How to stop delivery of the free paper

From neighbor Jim Smith: Just wanted to let anyone who's interested that the free paper that pops up in your driveway can be stopped with one call - 770 454-9388. Give them your address and the following Wednesday, your driveway will be paperless.

Recycle your life

Event Date and Time: 
05/12/2012 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

From Beth Bond via Civic Association Network: Start digging through the closets, scouring the garage or shed and piling up those stacks. Recycle Your Life is back for its third year! The event will be May 12th. So mark your calendars.  Complete list of accepted items here (pdf). 

Grease recycling a possible solution to county sewer spills?

From the AJC: DeKalb commissioner sees recycling as answer to sewer spill woes, By April Hunt,The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,Wednesday, March 28, 2012:  There are a billion reasons DeKalb apartment complexes should recycle cooking oil and other grease, according to County Commissioner Stan Watson.  Watson is thinking of the $1.35 billion DeKalb is spending to overhaul its water and sewer system to meet a federal mandate to stop sewer spills, 73 percent of which the county says are caused by grease, fat and oil building up in the sewer lines.  But as a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation revealed, none of the projects DeKalb has planned does much more than clean out the existing grease, fat and oil in the sewer lines.  Watson wants to peel some of that money away to launch a recycling program that sets up bins at apartments and to collect the pan drippings that, once purified, can sell for $3.25 a gallon.  “My wife right now has a pot on our stove full of grease. It’s not hard to do,” he said. “Folks can bring it down like they do their trash.” [Read more.]

County has two permanent electronic recycling sites

From the La Vista Park Neighborhood Association: DeKalb County has established a second permanent recycle site for electronic items.   More info is online at:

The site is located behind the DeKalb Justice facilities on Memorial Drive at I-285. 

County offers Household Hazardous Waste Round-up

Event Date and Time: 
03/31/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

From commissioner Kathie Gannon via the Civic Association Network: upcoming opportunity for citizens to dispose of environmentally dangerous household products.  On Saturday, March 31, 8 a.m. to noon at the DeKalb County Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive near the intersection of Memorial Drive and Kensington Road, residents can safely dispose free of charge:

Composting - DeKalb is about to lose money

From Beth Bond via the Civic Association Network:  Dear Neighbors:  I am writing you tonight about yet another threat to being more sustainable in DeKalb County, but even more importantly DeKalb County making a colossal financial mistake. If you live in Decatur this affects you too because your waste goes to DeKalb County’s Seminole landfill! Many of you probably have not heard about GreenCo. GreenCo is the first of only five permitted food waste composters in the entire state. They have been trying to relocate to DeKalb. The most logical locations are in South DeKalb. It has caused an uproar in South DeKalb. All the usual malicious lies and drama that accompanies so many issues in South DeKalb have accompanied this issue. The irony is GreenCo is possibly the best thing that could happen to waste management in DeKalb. I have spent a significant amount of time laying out the case below. What I am simply asking for you to do at a minimum is to sign this petition to support GreenCo.

Electronics Recycling in Decatur

Event Date and Time: 
03/17/2012 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

From the site: New Location for Spring Electronics Recycling Day 2012!  WHEN: Saturday, March 17th, 9 am -1 pm. NEW LOCATION!: Decatur Public Works, 2635 Talley St. *Enter on Talley Street from Columbia Drive.

Please note, styrofoam will no longer be collected at Decatur's Electronics Recycling Day. This material will be accepted at the new Paper Shredding and Styrofoam Recycling Event on March 31st from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Recycle electronics (and paint and shred paper) every 2nd Saturday in Atlanta

Open to general public; there are no residency requirements.  Keep Atlanta Beautiful Community Recycling Center, Old Fourth Ward, 320 Irwin St. Atlanta, GA 30312, EVERY 2nd Saturday of the Month.  Now Accepting Electronics, Styrofoam and Latex Paint. Also Offering Onsite Secure Paper Shredding.

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