Norcross gets busy cleaning

LAWRENCEVILLE -- In one day, Norcross residents can take care of a lot of their spring cleaning.

Saturday has been designated for a city Community Clean-Up Day, Shred Day, Electronics Recycling event and Canned Food Drive.

With Clean-Up Day, city residents can take anything to the public works barn by City Hall and chuck it in the Dumpster -- as long as it isn't hazardous.

Those electronics in the attic or basement, they can be recycled instead of thrown away. The city will have a station at the Norcross Community Center on College Street for old cell phones, computers and keyboards.

This year, the group will also accept televisions, except console and projection varieties, for a $10 fee.

After you clean out your office, you can take all your old documents to a massive shredder at city hall.

Because more than 240 people participated a year ago shredding 16,945 pounds of records, American Security Shredding is expected to bring two shred trucks this year, a press release said.

Last but not least, dig through your pantry and take all of the non-perishable food you haven't eaten to give to the local food banks.

Officials have big expectations for the weekend, after last year's bonanza. Nearly 200 people participated in the clean-up, dumping 30.23 tons of bulky items, trash, furniture and yard debris, along with 1,800 pounds of curbside recyclables.

In terms of electronics, 18,641 pounds of computer and peripheral equipment were turned over.

"It is all great for the environment and our community," a press release said.

For more information, visit www.norcrossga.net or call Philomena Robertson at 770-448-7327 or e-mail probertson@norcrossga.net.