America Recycles Day is coming up

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A special day dedicated to educating and motivating the public to consider the worldwide benefits of recycling is scheduled for Saturday.

The occasion will be celebrated in different locations around Gwinnett County. Billed as America Recycles Day, organizations such as Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and agencies like the Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division will all play a part in promoting and celebrating recycling.

A free event at Coolray Field from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, will feature paper shredding, electronics recycling and tire recycling, kids' activities and more. There will be a $10 cash charge to recycle TVs, and there is a limit of eight tires per vehicle (no dealer tires).

At the Recycling Bank of Gwinnett on 4300 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, staff is offering cash for aluminum cans, free sensitive paper document shredding (two box limit), free recycling for clean food service and packaging foam products (no straws, lids, plastic wrap, insulation or packaging peanuts). The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Recycling Center tours will be held at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be random cash prizes, giveaways and an opportunity to star in the agency's "We Want to Know What Green Is" video.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities to assist in recycling efforts include 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Recycling Bank of Gwinnett; and 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 for Bring One for the Chipper at Bethesda Park.