Press Release: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Joins in the Fun of America Recycles Day at Coolray Field November 19

Environmentally-Focused Nonprofit Teams up with Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division to Host Community Recycling Event at the Home of the Gwinnett Braves

america-recycles-day-2016-flyer-gcbLawrenceville, Ga. – November 14, 2016 – For the first time in its 36-year history, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GCB) will team up with the Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division for the department’s wildly popular annual community recycling event. Designed to commemorate America Recycles Day (ARD), the family-friendly event was first launched by Gwinnett County in 2010. In years past, each entity had hosted their own respective events to celebrate the nationwide Keep America Beautiful initiative. Now proud to partner for one amazing event, GCB and Gwinnett County invites their neighbors to take part in America Recycles Day 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville on Saturday, November 19.

“This event is very special to me because I organized and hosted the county’s first America Recycles Day when I joined the Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division in my formal role as Section Manager six years ago,” said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. “I’m extremely excited to bring Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful onboard as a partner. It’s a natural fit with our shared focus on making Gwinnett County one of the cleanest, most beautiful and ultimately appealing communities in the nation for residents and businesses alike. We encourage residents and businesses to clean out their offices, basements, garages, closets and storage sheds. Some of the items they find can be difficult to recycle since they are not collected curbside and have a way of piling up at home or work.”

pint-sized-patrons-of-america-recycles-day-get-an-opportunity-to-hang-with-local-haulersDuring this free event, participants can bring their recyclables for collection at Coolray Field, including specialty items such as electronics, tires, toner/printer cartridges and paint. The donation of gently used clothing and shoes is encouraged to help those in need or to be recycled into new products. On-site secure paper shredding will also be available. In addition to recycling and shredding, America Recycles Day at Coolray Field will include fun kid-focused activities, refreshments (while supplies last) and opportunities for residents to meet their haulers.

Some things to remember about America Recycles Day at Coolray Field:

  • america-recycles-day-electronics-recyclingPaper shredding is limited to five copier paper boxes
  • Paint collection is limited to eight, one-gallon cans. Cans must contain at least 25 percent wet, usable paint; no rusted cans, no oil-based paints, stains, spackle, thinners, or dried up paint
  • Tire recycling (no dealer tires)
  • Electronics recycling is free apart from TVs, monitors, and printers. There is a $10 cash fee per TV or computer monitor and a $5 cash fee per printer

America Recycles Day was created in 1997 by the National Recycling Coalition to encourage Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. In addition to participation in the Gwinnett County event through recycling, there are also volunteer opportunities available. To register to volunteer for America Recycles Day, please visit www.volunteergwinnett.net.

About Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful:  Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Services, Inc. (GCB) is a Keep America Beautiful affiliate and award-winning 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It boasts an expansive community-based network dedicated to finding long-term solutions to environmental and quality of life issues through individual action. The organization is guided by a Citizens Advisory Board that represents all sectors of the Gwinnett County community. A nationally recognized leader in creating cleaner, greener and more livable communities throughout Gwinnett, GCB involves more than 100,000 volunteers annually to clean and restore public places, recycle more, protect watersheds and develop the next generation of environmental stewards. To learn more about Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, please visit www.GwinnettCB.org.

About Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division: Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division’s is responsible for contract management of exclusive franchise agreements with five residential service providers and contract management of non-exclusive franchise agreements with 18 commercial and/or construction or demolition waste service providers. For more information, please visit www.GwinnettCounty.com.

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