Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Teams Up with Gwinnett County Solid Waste Management in Encouraging Neighbors to Declutter Ahead of Community Event at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
Lawrenceville, Ga. – March 28, 2019 – With Earth Day 2019 just around the corner on April 22, plans are underway in Gwinnett County for a meaningful way to commemorate the global event observed by 1 billion people in 192 countries. Ahead of the world’s largest civic-focused day of action, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Solid Waste Management are teaming up to host a FREE Earth Day Recycling Event on Saturday, April 13 at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. In the weeks leading up to the event, both organizations encourage Gwinnett County neighbors to clean out their basements, garages, storage units and offices. They can then bring the following items to the event for recycling or proper disposal between 9 a.m. and noon:
- Paper shredding – local residents and business owners can have sensitive documents securely shredded in bulk at no charge (five box limit)
- Paint recycling/disposal (10-gallon limit)
- Electronics recycling/disposal – most are free for recycling/disposal (EXCEPT TVs and monitors – which require a $15 cash fee for disposal per item and printers – which require a $5 cash fee for disposal per item)
- Tire recycling/disposal (limit 8, dealer tires not accepted)
“Please bear in mind that we are expecting to process thousands of participants within a three-hour time span,” said Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Program Manager, Sumner Gann. “We truly appreciate everyone’s patience throughout the event, but – more than that – we ask our neighbors to consider volunteering for this event. The more people we have helping, the quicker we can serve our guests. Like all of our events, a strong turnout from volunteers is the key to its success. This event is right in line with Earth Day Network’s designation of 2019 as a crucial year to protect species from extinction. Proper recycling and disposal are integral to the elimination of littering and illegal dumping – which negatively impact the natural habitats of our local wildlife. By taking part in our Earth Day event on April 13 – whether as a volunteer or as a participant – you’ll play a role in protecting endangered species right here in Georgia, like the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker, Eastern Indigo Snake, Northern Long-Eared Bat and more.”
Earth Day event volunteers will be asked to help direct traffic, greet neighbors, haul boxes of paper to the shredder, remove electronics or tires from vehicles and more. To register as a volunteer, interested parties are invited to visit http://volunteergwinnett.net. Questions regarding accepted items for recycling or disposal during the event can be directed to Gwinnett County Solid Waste Management at 770.822.7141. The Gwinnett County Fairgrounds are located at 2450 Sugarloaf Pkwy Lawrenceville, GA 30045.
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 and its mission of “Connecting People and Resources for a Sustainable Gwinnett,” please visit www.GwinnettCB.org.