America Recycles Day Returns to Gwinnett County November 6

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Solid Waste Management Team Up to Collect Electronics, Latex & Oil Paint, Tires, Clothing & Sneakers for Recycling and Paper for Secure Shredding at Coolray Field

Lawrenceville, Ga. – October 26, 2021 – Gwinnett County residents will be happy to learn that Saturday, November 6 marks the return of America Recycles Day (ARD) to Coolray Field – home of the Gwinnett Stripers. Hosted by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Solid Waste Management from 9 a.m. to noon at 2500 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville, the event will give locals a “one-stop-shop” opportunity to drop off items that are typically more difficult to recycle, such as electronics, tires, clothing, sneakers, and latex and oil-based paint. Paper shredding will also be available.

“We are delighted to once again bring America Recycles Day to our neighbors here in Gwinnett County,” said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. “This national initiative of Keep America Beautiful – for which GC&B is proud to be an affiliate – is designed to encourage Americans to not only recycle, but also to invest in recycled materials. In addition to diverting items from our landfills, recycling helps conserve vital natural resources, taps a domestic source of materials while supporting American manufacturing, prevents pollution, saves energy and creates jobs. We hope to see a lot of our neighbors come out on November 6 as they declutter their homes while doing something good for the environment and U.S. economy.”

Items collected during America Recycles Day 2021 include:

  • Electronics – Recycling is free except for TVs, monitors and printers. Attendees are asked to bring cash – $35 for projection or console TVs, $15 per monitor or flat screen TV and $5 per printer.
  • Paint –Both latex and oil paint will be accepted at this event. Collection is limited to ten gallons per vehicle. Latex paint cans must contain 25% wet paint in order to be recycled.
  • Tires – Limit 8 tires per vehicle – no dealer tires, please. Tires must have rims removed and be free of water and debris.
  • Paper shredding – Limited to five copier paper boxes

During the event, there will be certain precautions in place to help ensure the safety of attendees, staff members and vendors in keeping with COVID19 social distancing/masking guidelines:

  • Boxes and containers will NOT be returned, therefore bring materials in disposable containers or boxes
  • Attendees should remain in their vehicle at all times
  • For contactless drop-off, items to be recycled should be placed in the trunks or backs of vehicles where they will be removed by vendors

America Recycles Day was first established by the National Recycling Coalition in 1997. Today, it is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the U.S. For more information about Gwinnett County’s commemoration of America Recycles Day, please call the Solid Waste Call Center at 770.822.7141. To learn more about Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and its programs and events, please visit www.gwinnettcb.org.

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.

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