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Norcross to host cleanup events

NORCROSS -- Spring isn't the only time to clean out the house, garage and attic. The city of Norcross is hosting a Neighborhood Clean-up and Recycling Events Day on Oct. 15 to help residents get rid of clutter in an eco-friendly way.

The city is offering a number of ways to tidy up your living space.

Those who need to just toss out articles like old couches, refrigerators and other bulky non-toxic waste can bring those things to the Neighborhood Clean-up Event at Public Works Barn at 345 Lively St. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is a separate area to recycle old electronics located at the Norcross Community Center at 10 College St. The Atlanta Recycling Solution is collecting used cellphones, computers, VCRs, telephones and more. Televisions will cost $10 to recycle. They will be taking items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Need to shred some important documents? American Security Shredding will be present with an on-site shred truck at the Norcross City Hall. The company will be destroying papers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the truck is full.

"This is the most popular event," Philomena Robertson, Code Enforcement Supervisor said. "We try to give everyone an opportunity to use the truck, so we limit people to five medium boxes each."

Calling all homeowners who have recently -- or not so recently -- painted inside and outside the house: Williams Paint Recycling is ready to take all of the leftover paint cans with paint still in them. They will be located at Norcross City Hall. The recycling fee is $1 for every quart and gallon container and $5 for every five-gallon container. All proceeds will benefit a local food bank.

The last way you can clean the house is by glancing through your pantry and cupboards for canned goods and nonperishable items to donate to the "CAN" Do for Hungry Campaign. There will be donation bins at every location.

"I want everyone to realize that all three recycling events are within 30 seconds of each other," Robertson said. "People who coming to the events need to know that each station is set up like a drive-through ... they won't even need to get out of their car."

All of the opportunities are free to the public, except for the Clean-up Event at the Public Works Barn which is designated for Norcross residents only.