Trash & Recycling

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MANA Neighborhood clean-up

Event Date and Time: 
04/27/2013 - 8:30am

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Join fellow Medlock neighbors in a neighborhood clean-up this Saturday, 27 April.  Meet at the International Community School (the former Medlock School) at 9 AM to check in and volunteer for a clean up task.  Give a few hours to make our neighborhood look better by removing debris from streets, sidewalks, and other common areas.  Bagels and coffee will be served between 8:30 and 9:15.  Please bring gloves, shovels, rakes, or other work tools.  Trash and composting bags will be provided.

Recycle your life

Event Date and Time: 
05/04/2013 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

From Beth Bond at Southeast Green. Location: Decatur United Methodist Church  - 300 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030. This recycling event accepts numerous items. We encourage you to read through the entire list to see where all the items accepted.

Drug take back day

Event Date and Time: 
04/27/2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

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.

DeKalb County Green Expo 2013

Event Date and Time: 
04/20/2013 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

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 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.

Free household hazardous waste disposal

Event Date and Time: 
04/06/2013 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

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.

County recycling "ambassador" training

Event Date and Time: 
03/19/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

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!

County electronic waste recycling sites

From Jonathan Cribbs in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "The county continues to encourage residents to drop off old electronic items at either of the following two drop-off collection sites:

Spring Electronics Recycling Day

Event Date and Time: 
03/02/2013 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

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


Survey on future of garbage collection in DeKalb

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

District 2 Update 1/17/13

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.

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