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Gwinnett Celebrates America Recycles Day

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Got an old TV set you just can”t seem to get rid of? Or maybe a collection of glass bottles and jars piling up? From books to cereal boxes, car parts to tennis shoes, there are more than 100 everyday items that you can recycle instead of throwing in the dumpster. Make Gwinnett the greenest and cleanest county by participating in these two free recycling events in honor of America Recycles Day.

The Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful is hosting a community recycling event on Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents can drop off over 60 different types of recyclables at the Recycling Bank of Gwinnett in Duluth. Recyclers can earn cash for their aluminum cans, shred their sensitive documents for free and have a chance to win cash prizes each hour. For a complete listing of recyclables and additional information, visit gwinnettcb.org.

Celebrate recycling with the Gwinnett County Solid Waste Division on Saturday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves. This free event features paper shredding and electronics, and tire recycling ($10 cash for TVs), kids” activities, giveaways, a canned food drive, and more! For more information, visit gwinnettcounty.com.

About America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Learn more at AmericaRecyclesDay.org.