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:
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.
From the Decaturga.com 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.
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.
Now accepting electronics, styrofoam, and latex paint and offering paper shredding service. "Atlanta residency NOT required. Open to all." Located in Atlanta's old 4th ward at the Walden School, 320 Irwin St., Atlanta, GA 30312. Open the second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See flyer below and attached.
The county sent around a brochure with the 2012 pick up schedule. It is also available online (pdf). This week, because of MLK day, Tuesday garbage pick up will be on Wednesday. Recycling should also be picked up on Wednesday if we read the calendar correctly. Thursday yard waste and Friday garbage pickup remain the same. Everyone is encouraged to join the curbside recycling service. Current participants are reminded to put mixed paper in the blue bin and everything else -- cans, bottles, and plastics -- in the blue bags. Details can be found online.
Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) will host a “SHRED & TREAD” Recycling Event to emphasize recycling and eco-friendly activities on nationally recognized America Recycles Day (ARD). ARD is a day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. DeKalb citizens are invited to bring their sensitive documents for free on-site shredding.
From City of Decatur: Don't throw away that old cell phone, camera or PC component! Save it and recycle it on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at Decatur's Electronics Recycling event. This semi-annual event has been hugely successful at diverting electronic equipment from landfills, where they may contaminate soil and water. The event takes place Saturday, October 29th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Decatur High School Parking lot, on the corner of N. McDonough St. and W. Howard Avenue. Electronics dropped off that day will be sorted and disassembled into raw materials or cleaned for re use. TV's will be recycled for a minimal fee of $10 cash only per TV set with exact change. There is no charge to recycle other items. Any metro area resident can participate. Early drop offs are not possible. [Read more]
DeKalb County is having a Hazardous Waste Recycling Event at the Central Transfer Station (3720 Leroy Scott Dr 30030) on Saturday October 1st from 8a to Noon. Get rid of paint, pesticides and other hazardous wastes easily. It's open to DeKalb residents only.
What are household hazardous wastes?
Household hazardous wastes are products that contain potentially dangerous chemicals and are no longer in use. These items should not be disposed of in your regular trash because of its potentially harmful effects on our environment. This event will offer our County residents the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous wastes in a proper manner free of charge.