Gwinnett County to Host Rain or Shine Recycling Event in Celebration of Earth Day

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Solid Waste Team Up to Collect Tires, Paint, Electronics, Clothing and Sneakers at Georgia's Coolray Field April 23
By: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
 
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - April 7, 2022 - PRLog -- As part of the "partnership for the planet" that's been celebrated by more than a billion people the world over since 1970, Gwinnett County will play host to its annual Earth Day recycling event on Saturday, April 23 at Coolray Field. Designed to change human behavior and create opportunities for civic engagement and volunteerism, between 9 a.m. and noon, a line of cars will funnel through the parking lots that surround the "home of the Gwinnett Stripers" as Gwinnett citizens drop off no longer needed items like tires, oil-based and latex paint, electronics, clothing and sneakers. Representing a joint effort by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Solid Waste, the Earth Day Recycling Event will also collect paper for secure shredding. The overall aim is to keep hard-to-recycle items out of area landfills. In the weeks leading up to the event, the environmentally focused nonprofit and its partners at Solid Waste are encouraging citizens to collect items to drop off on the big day.

"A lot of work goes into preparing to attend the event – from the collection of items to loading up the car to waiting in line to drop off materials for recycling," said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. "We deeply appreciate the time and effort that our neighbors put into protecting the planet and making our little corner of the world an even better place to live."

During the 2021 Earth Day event, over the course of just three hours, Gwinnett County employees and 28 volunteers processed 1,115 vehicles, collecting 4,850 gallons of latex paint, 86 gallons of oil-based paint, and 147 gallons of aerosol paint. They also shredded 14.72 tons of paper and collected six tons of tires and 18.963 tons of electronics – roughly the weight equivalent of forty 1979 Volkswagen Beetles.

Coolray Field is located at 2500 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville, Ga. To register as a volunteer for Gwinnett County's Earth Day recycling event (https://www.gwinnettcb.org/event/earth-day-recycling-event/), visit the Volunteer Gwinnett page under the Employment tab at www.GwinnettCounty.com. To learn more about this and other upcoming Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful events, please visit www.gwinnettcb.org. Questions may be directed to gwinnettcb@gwinnettcb.org or 770-822-5187.
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