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Community recycling day coming up in Norcross

Twice a year, a shred, recycle and clean up day brings hundreds to Norcross. The city's next event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29.

Twice a year, a shred, recycle and clean up day brings hundreds to Norcross. The city's next event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29.

NORCROSS -- Norcross will host one of its two annual clean-up and recycling events later this month.

The festivities typically bring hundreds of environmentally-minded people to the city, bringing paper to shred, electronics to recycle and tons of trash and debris.

On Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon, American Security Shredding will be at City Hall to collect up to five medium size boxes per vehicle. At about the same time, people can drop off old cellphones, computers and keyboards at the Norcross Community Center.

The event even gives people a reason to clean out their pantries, with a drive for canned or non-perishable foods to support the "CAN" Do for Hunger Campaign.

For the most part, the event is free, but a small fee is charged to drop off certain recyclable items.

For event site addresses, lists of what can be dropped off and any associated costs, visit www.norcrossga.net and look under "Code Enforcement."

Also that day, members of the community can use the city Dumpsters to dispose large and unrecyclable items. The Dumpsters, located at the Norcross Public Works facility at 345 Lively St., will be accessible from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Community clean-up events have been a big part of Norcross's environmental mission over the past several years. The city, which earned a gold level award as a "green community" from the Atlanta Regional Commission last year, has compiled more than 10,000 pounds of shredded paper, around 9,000 pounds of recyclable electronics and almost 13 tons of trash in its largest event thus far.