Saturday, November 9, 2019 marks the return of America Recycles Day (ARD) – a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. First established by the National Recycling Coalition in 1997, ARD represents the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.
To celebrate, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful is partnering with Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division. You have the opportunity to recycle items that are typically harder to recycle, such as electronics, tires, paint, ink cartridges, clothes, and more! Free paper shredding will be available.
While the event itself will be from 9 AM – Noon, volunteers are needed from 7:30 AM to 1 PM to help set-up, unload the cars, and cleanup. If you arrive later than 8 AM, you will not be able to volunteer.
Here are some things to remember before you come:
- Paper shredding is limited to five copier paper boxes
- Paint collection is limited to 10 gallons
- Tire recycling is limited to eight tires per vehicle, no dealer tires
- Electronics recycling is free with the exception of TVs, monitors, and printers – $15 cash fee per TV or computer monitor and a $5 cash fee per printer
For more information, please call the Solid Waste Call Center at 770.822.7141.
To register to volunteer, please click here.