Looking for a way to get rid of those awkward items taking up space in your office storage room or in the basement at home – old electronics, files that need to be shredded, etc.? The#City of Norcross#can solve that problem for you and give you an opportunity to help others at the same time!
Saturday, September 28, 2013 is#Neighborhood Clean-Up and Recycling Day#in Norcross. As one of the City”s two annual clean up and recycling events, and part of its “CAN”# Do for Hunger food drive, this event is free and open to the public. Twice a year, community has an opportunity to get rid of unwanted items in an environmentally respectful manner, while at the same time helping to stock shelves at#Norcross Cooperative Ministry, where the local food bank is housed.
“Last spring we shredded almost 9,000 pounds of paper, collected over 5,800 pounds of electronics and had record amounts of canned food and non-perishable items donated to our food bank,”# said Philomena Robertson, the Norcross code enforcement supervisor and the organizer of the recycling event. “Over 300 people showed up in one morning to recycle – we”re anticipating at least that many again.”#
American Security Shredding#will be at Norcross City Hall from 9 a.m. to noon (or until truck is full), accepting up to five medium-size boxes per vehicle.
- ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
As well, take advantage of electronics recycling to properly dispose of old cell phones, computers and keyboards at the Norcross Community Center between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is, however, a $10 fee to drop off televisions (consoles or projection TVs aren”t accepted for recycling.) For lists of what can be dropped off, please visit#www.norcrossga.net.
Everyone bringing items to be recycled is urged to also bring canned or non-perishable goods to support the 2013 “CAN”# Do for Hunger Campaign. Help spread the word to friends, neighbors and business associates by downloading the event flyer in#English#and in#Spanish.
The recycling event is part of the City”s ongoing effort to promote environmental awareness and sustainability. An extensive recycling program is part of the community”s regular residential trash collection service, as are efforts like reducing use of paper in City Hall by over 75 percent, and supporting the local farmer”s market and community gardens.# In 2012, the City of Norcross earned the Gold Level award as a “Green Community,”# recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission for excellence in environmental protection and sustainability practices.