Georgia's Gwinnett County to Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in July

July 22 Event Marks Second HHW Collection Day of 2021 at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
By: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
 
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - June 23, 2021 - PRLog -- Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on July 22 from 4-8 p.m. at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. The two organizations will accept items that aren't collected curbside and could prove harmful to the environment like pesticides, antifreeze, spray paint, auto batteries and more for proper disposal or recycling.

"We're switching things up a bit based on the response from our participants, vendors and team members," said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. "Ever since the launch of our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days in 2018, we've traditionally hosted these events bright and early on a Saturday morning. To get as much participation as possible this time around, we're hosting it on a Thursday when many people are getting off work or coming home after picking the kids up from summer camp. We are so proud to work in tandem with other organizations and local businesses for the good of our community and the good of the environment as we connect people and resources for a sustainable Gwinnett."

Gwinnett County residents may bring up to five containers of household hazardous waste during this FREE event. Containers will not be returned. For a full list of items that will be collected and examples of container sizes, visit https://www.gwinnettcb.org/event/hhw/. As for items that will NOT be collected during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, they include (but are not limited to): • Ammunition • Radioactive Waste • Pharmaceuticals • Biomedical/Biohazard Waste.

During the last Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day – hosted in February 2021, Gwinnett County collected 111,874 pounds of household hazardous waste for recycling or disposal. Between items collected and the 1,077 cars served, the February Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day marked one of the county's largest events of its kind to this date.  Marlatt, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and the Department of Water Resources hope to top those numbers at the July event.

"We've had so much participation from the community in the past," said John Butler, Water Resources Outreach Manager. "It really shows the need for this type of event and the service it provides to the community. People know not to throw certain items in the trash or dump it outside and this event gives folks the outlet they need to properly dispose of or recycle household hazardous waste. Plus, it helps to protect the environment and our water resources."

Gwinnett County Fairgrounds is located at 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy in Lawrenceville. To learn more about this and other upcoming Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful events, please visit www.gwinnettcb.org.
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