Norcross cleanup and recycling day to benefit local food bank

NORCROSS — The city of Norcross is gearing up for one of its twice-a-year clean-up and recycling events.

The fall Neighborhood Clean-Up and Recycling Day is this Saturday, Sept. 28, at Norcross City Hall, 65 Lawrenceville St. The event helps stock shelves at the local food bank.

“Last spring we shredded almost 9,000 pounds of paper, collected over 5,800 pounds of electronics, and had record amounts of canned food and non-perishable items donated to our food bank,” said Philomena Robertson, Norcross Code Enforcement supervisor and the organizer of the recycling event. “Over 300 people showed up in one morning to recycle — we’re anticipating at least that many again on the 28th.”

American Security Shredding will be at Norcross City Hall from 9 a.m. to noon or until its truck is full collecting up to five medium-size boxes per vehicle. Electronics Recycling will dispose of old cellphones, computers and keyboards at the Norcross Community Center between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Those who attend the free event are asked to bring canned or non-perishable foods for the “Can” Do for Hunger campaign.

For lists of what can be dropped off, visit www.norcrossga.net.