From Patch Reports
Get rid of items like used paint, household chemicals and old electronics at the second Buckhead Eco-Collection event March 24.
The event at 515 Garson Drive also will allow residents to recycle expired over-the-counter and prescription medicine, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and important documents that need to be shredded, according to an announcement from Livable Buckhead, one of the Eco Collection organizers. Participation is also open to businesses.
City Council members Howard Shook of District 7 and Yolanda Adrean of District 8 are again presenting the Eco Collection, which was a hit last year. Along with Livable Buckhead, Live Thrive is organizing the event, which is supported by the Rotary Club of Buckhead, the announcement said.
A $20 donation is suggested for each vehicle to help with the cost of disposal and recycling. Residents must pre-register at www.livablebuckhead.org after March 1.
Availability is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, the announcement said. Businesses do not have to register, but must present proof of location at the site. Eligible ZIP codes for residents and businesses include: 30305, 30309, 30318, 30319, 30324, 30326, 30327, 30342
Paint, household chemicals and medication disposal will only be available to residents, the announcement said. Experts will be on site to help unload and properly distribute items. The Livable Buckhead website also has a full list of items acceptable for recycling.
Paint collected by Atlanta Paint Disposal will be remixed and distributed to the Buckhead Community Improvement District to help with graffiti removal projects, the announcement said.
Electronics recycling, done by Recycletronics, will benefit the Tommy Nobis Center, which enables individuals with disabilities to enter or return to employment and to enjoy productive and independent lifestyles.
Additional vendors providing disposal services include Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Iron Mountain and RockTenn.