From the Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood listserv: Posted by: "Greg Coleson": Neighbors, The Concerts on the Square series kicks off this Saturday in conjunction with Green Fest in downtown Decatur. The below is info from the Green Fest site and their press materials.
Be sure to stop by the City’s Environmental Sustainability Board table for eco themed tattoos for the kids (we are happy to apply these to the adults too!) as well to learn about all that you can recycle in your curb side bins, and more. There will also be information on the City’s DecaturWISE energy efficiency rebate program.
The third annual Decatur Green Fest—hosted by the Dogwood Alliance—will kick off the Decatur Business Association’s Concerts on the Square series on Saturday, May 7 with a FREE, festival featuring live music, green tasting of local organic produce and food, beer, a showcase of equal exchange and other fairly-traded products, green organizations and vendors, art featuring recycled materials, and a children’s activity area. The event runs from 3 – 9:30 PM and benefits the Dogwood Alliance and the Decatur Preservation Alliance.
Decatur High School Parking Lot (Corner of N. McDonough Street and Howard Avenue) Early drop offs are not possible. TVs will be recycled for $10 cash only with exact change. Don't throw away that old cell phone, camera or PC component! Save it and recycle it on Saturday, March 19 at Decatur's Spring Electronics Recycling event. This semi-annual event has been hugely successful at diverting electronic equipment from landfills, where they may contaminate soil and water. Batteries will be accepted.
From the Sagamore Hills neighborhood listserv: Shred Fest 2011 - January 22nd, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Toco Hill Shopping Center. A Free Community Paper Shredding "shred-fest", sponsored by professional organizers Linda Lanier and Michelle Cooper of Put-it-There and real estate agents Tammy Martin and Joan Kaplan of Drake Realty will be held on Saturday January 22, 2011 between 9 am- noon at the new Marshall Berch & Associates office of Drake Realty in the Toco Hills Shopping Center at 2899-A North Druid Hills.
From the county's CEO office: Keep DeKalb Beautiful to Host 20th Annual "Bring One for the Chipper" Event. Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will celebrate the 20th Annual "Bring One for the Chipper" event in January 2011. KDB asks that DeKalb County residents recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays through DeKalb County Sanitation Division's Curbside Recycling Program. DeKalb residents receiving sanitation services can place their tree at the curb for pick-up on regular yard waste collection day [Thursday in CHCA].
Thanks to Greg Coleson, Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association: FALL 2010 Event Scheduled for Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Decatur High School Parking Lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Early drop offs are not possible.
TVs will be recycled for $10 cash only with exact change.
From Keep DeKalb Beautiful: Keep DeKalb Beautiful offers residents of DeKalb County the opportunity to recycle their old electronic items properly and reduce the environmental liability of hazardous material entering Seminole Road Landfill.
It's estimated that there are at least 4.4 million PCs and 8 million Televisions in 3 million households in Georgia. This e-waste will eventually become 334,800 tons of e-waste that will end up in our landfills.
From Curbside Recycling via Laurel Ridge neighborhood newsletter: Good afternoon Homeowners Associations, I am contacting you regarding a wonderful green initative available to Dekalb and Fulton Counties. I am a natural food educator, mother, and resident of Dekalb County and am really concerned about the future of our environment.I recently sat down with a local DeKalb business owner who has started a wonderful initiative to collect used vegetable oil as a way to create an alternative energy source that is healthier, non-toxic, & more sustainable than gasoline.
In case people might have begun to forget what goes where, here's a refresher from the county's website:
Posted on the Civic Association Network listserv : The "ecoDepot Collection" is on Saturday, Sept 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will collect a number of standard electronics for recycling as well as household hazardous waste such as paint, paint thinners, insecticides, lighter fluid and medicines for disposal. More details from their website are below as well as a link to the complete list of items that will/will not be accepted.