Norcross hosts biannual recycle day


The city of Norcross hosts a recycling day for its residents.


What: Norcross recycling day

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: City of Norcross City Hall, 65 Lawrenceville St. and other locations within the city

Cost: Free

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NORCROSS -- Just in time for some spring cleaning, the city of Norcross is sponsoring its biannual Neighborhood Clean-up and Recycling Day on Saturday.

Norcross residents and other locals can shred, dump, donate and unload unwanted goods at the event with the knowledge that the items will be properly recycled.

"We've collected literally several tons of recyclable items in past events, from people that come to Norcross to donate from as far away as Flowery Branch and Cumming," said Philomena Robertson, Norcross' code enforcement supervisor and the Recycling Day organizer.

Those who need to toss out articles like old couches, refrigerators and other bulky non-toxic waste can bring those things to the Clean-up Day Throw Out at Public Works Barn at 345 Lively St. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This site is for Norcross residents only.

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.

For those who want to shred important documents, American Security Shredding will be present with an on-site shred truck at the Norcross City Hall at 65 Lawrenceville St. The company will be destroying papers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the truck is full.

New this year is the ReCycle Bicycle collection. People can donate new or used bikes, bike parts and other accessories. All of the donations go back to students who are refurbishing bikes as a way to get around. The drop-off area is at the former Public Works Facility at 168 Wingo St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

As always, this is a "CAN" Do event. While you're looking through your house for things to give away, don't forget to scan the pantry. All of the non-perishable food is donated to the Norcross Co-op Ministry food bank to keep hungry tummies full.