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Buckhead Turns Its Spring Cleaning Green with an Eco Collection
Buckhead Turns Its Spring Cleaning Green with an Eco Collection

ATLANTA – (submitted by AARP) The warmer weather and longer days hint that spring is around the corner, and this year Buckhead will have a chance to start its spring cleaning the right way at Buckhead’s Eco Collection on March 25 and 26. This event will give area residents and businesses the opportunity to easily and safely dispose of all the items they’ve wanted to get rid of, but aren’t safe for the regular trash pick-up.

Presented by Atlanta City Council Representatives Howard Shook and Yolanda Adrean and organized by Livable Buckhead and Live Thrive, Buckhead’s Eco Collection will have experts available to properly dispose of or recycle items such as old electronics, unused paint, expired over-the-counter and prescription medicine, printer cartridges, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and important documents that need to be shredded.

The drop-off location at 92 West Paces Ferry Rd. will be open to Buckhead-area businesses on Friday, March 25 and Buckhead residents on Saturday, March 26. Paint and medication disposal will only be available to residents. Experts will be on site to help unload and properly distribute items.

Organizers are suggesting a $20 donation for each vehicle that participates to help with the cost of disposal and recycling. In addition, half of the proceeds from the event will be donated to recycling education in Buckhead’s elementary schools through the IDBIDS program.

To participate, residents must pre-register by visiting www.livablebuckhead.org after March 1. Availability is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Businesses do not have to register, but must present proof of location at the site. Eligible ZIP codes for both residents and businesses include: 30305, 30309, 30318, 30319, 30324, 30326, 30327, 30342.

Organizers are also encouraging participants to bring food donations (canned, boxed or dry bags) to the site, which volunteers from the Atlanta Buckhead Chapter of AARP Georgia will collect to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Volunteers from AARP, which is sponsoring the event, will also assist with the eco collection.

Vendors providing disposal services for Buckhead’s Eco Collection include Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Atlanta Recycling Solutions, EcoShredding, SP Recycling and Conservaprint.

Visit www.livablebuckhead.org for more information, including a full list of items eligible for disposal.