For the third year in a row, Buckhead will have a chance to start its spring cleaning the right way at Buckhead’s Eco Collection on March 23. This event will give area residents, commercial properties and businesses the opportunity to easily and safely dispose of all the items they’ve wanted to get rid of, but aren’t safe for regular trash pick-up.
Buckhead’s Eco Collection is presented by Atlanta City Council Representatives Howard Shook and Yolanda Adrean, organized by Livable Buckhead and Live Thrive and supported through the generosity of the Rotary Club of Buckhead. The Eco Collection will have experts available to properly dispose of or recycle items such as old electronics, household chemicals, unused paint, expired over-the-counter and prescription medicine, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and important documents that need to be shredded.
“We are excited to once again offer the Buckhead community this opportunity to properly dispose of those items they know they shouldn’t throw in the trash,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. “In 2012, we collected more than 70,000 lbs of materials for recycling and disposal. This year we hope area residents, businesses and commercial properties will help us surpass that amazing amount.”
Experts will be available on Saturday, March 23rd to help Buckhead residents unload and properly distribute items at 515 Garson Dr. Buckhead area businesses and commercial properties can also participate in electronics and secure paper shredding recycling in the weeks prior to the event. Businesses and commercial properties wanting to participate should contact Scott Cantrell at email@example.com, to schedule a pickup time. Paint, household chemicals and medication disposal and certain other items will only be available to residents.
To participate, residents must pre-register by visiting www.livablebuckhead.org after March 1. Availability is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible ZIP codes for both residents and businesses include: 30305, 30309, 30318, 30319, 30324, 30326, 30327, 30342.
Electronics recycling will be done by Reworx, and benefits the Tommy Nobis Center which enables individuals with all types of disabilities to enter or return to employment and to enjoy productive and independent lifestyles, while contributing to the greater business community. Since 1977, the Tommy Nobis Center has helped more than 22,000 individuals find dignity and success in the workplace.
The costs associated with the safe disposal of these items are quite substantial. Click here if you or your business is interested in helping to defray these costs through sponsorship opportunities.
-From Livable Buckhead