Buckhead residents with a list of spring cleaning chores might consider adding another item to their to-do list: taking environmentally unfriendly household junk to a community Eco Collection event planned for March 24.
Two environmental groups, Livable Buckhead and Live Thrive, the Rotary Club of Buckhead as well as Atlanta City council members Yolanda Adrean and Howard Shook, are promoting the event for people who need to dispose of old electronics, household chemicals, unused paint, expired medicine, batteries, and fluorescent light bulbs. The event will also provide the opportunity to shred important documents, organizers said.
The drop-off location will be 515 Garson Drive. To participate, residents must pre-register by visiting www.livablebuckhead.org after March 1. The organizers are recommending a $20 donation to help pay the costs of recycling the items.
“Everyone has items around the house they’d like to get rid of but know they shouldn’t throw in the trash, like an old computer or that extra gallon of paint in your garage,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead, wrote in a press release. “This is a great opportunity to dispose of those items in a way that is safe for our health and the environment.”
More from Livable Buckhead:
What you need to know:
• For Buckhead residents and businesses only.
(Zip Codes: 30305, 30309, 30318, 30319, 30324, 30326, 30327, 30342)
• Businesses: Sat., March 24 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
• Residents: Saturday , March 24 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents must pre-register at www.livablebuckhead.org
• Location: 515 Garson Drive, 30324
• Suggested $20 donation for all participants
• Full list of items eligible for disposal found at www.livablebuckhead.org