Coolray Field to hold free recycling event

LAWRENCEVILLE -- There's no doubt that spring has sprung. It's time to clean out the nooks and crannies in the house and garage.

If you need a place to take your recyclables, flat tires, half-used paint cans and electronics, Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recovered Materials is hosting its Earth Day celebration at Coolray Field on Saturday.

"We've been able to recycle more than 60,000 tons of waste since Gwinnett's countywide trash and recycling program has been in place, but there's still more we can do," said Tom Keith, Solid Waste and Recycled Materials division director. "This event not only gives us an opportunity to stress the importance of recycling and get more residents involved, but with the paint recycling, we can make a difference around the world."

The free event is from 9 to 11 a.m. and will feature paper shredding, electronics recycling and tire recycling, and paint collection.

There will be a $10 cash charge to recycle TVs, and there is a limit of eight tires per vehicle (no dealer tires).

There's also a paint collection, which is limited five one-gallon paint cans per vehicle. No paint thinners, stains, spackle, oil paint cans, rusted paint cans or dried-up paint can be collected. The paint is donated to Global Paint for Charity, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that recovers leftover paint and distributes it to developing countries around the world.

To keep the kids busy, a touch-a-truck is on display, plus other activities.

Coolray Field is located at 2500 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville. For more information, visit www.sustainablegwinnett.com.


John_Smith 2 years, 5 months ago

This is great! I have a bunch of "half used paint cans" that I need to get rid of the right way. An FYI for anyone needing to recycle electronics: Best Buy will recycle your electronics for free. They will take up to a 32" tube T.V. They do not charge anything for this service. In the past year I have dropped off 4 computers, 3 laser printers, a 24" tube T.V., a cd player and a 20" tube computer monitor at my local Best Buy all at no cost to me.


pcjohn 2 years, 5 months ago

Now there's a piece of really useful news! Thank you,Mr Smith.


OrganicGrl 2 years, 5 months ago

Thank you so much...I didn't know Best Buy does this..I have a larger tv I need to dispose, but don't know how to get rid of it..


John_Smith 2 years, 5 months ago

You're welcome. Most people are not aware that BB provides this service. I was surprised myself.


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