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Local city helps residents with spring cleaning

NORCROSS -- The season is upon us.

As the buds begin to open, Norcross has plans for its annual "Spring Clean-Up and Recycling Day" later this month.

The biannual clean-up will be held March 30, giving residents the opportunity to recycle electronics, shred paper and use the city's large dumpsters to get ready for spring.

Held in conjunction with the 2013 "CAN" Do for Hunger campaign, where people can bring out canned or non-perishable goods from their pantries, the city will have American Security Shredding at City Hall from 9 a.m. until noon to collect up to five medium size boxes per vehicle.

People can bring their old cellphones, computers and keyboards to the community center at 10 College Street between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to recylce them, although there is a small fee for some of the recyclable items.

Norcross officials will also have the Public Works dumpsters available at 345 Lively St.for any large and unrecyclable items. The dumpsters will be accessible for free from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The western Gwinnett town is known as one of the area's greenest communities, in part for the clean-up events. It holds the gold level award as a "Green Community" by the Atlanta Regional Commission, was named "Best Green Government" by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and earned "Platinum Partnership" accolades by the Clean Air Campaign.

For further information on Norcross' "Spring Clean-Up and Recycling Day," including any potential costs, locations and what materials will be allowed, go to www.norcrossga.net and view the fliers on the Code Enforcement page under "resources." People can also contact Philomena Robertson, Norcross Code Enforcement Supervisor, at 770-448-7327 or probertson@norcrossga.net.