Clean Up with Norcross

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In 2010, the City of Norcross was recognized as a Green Community, earning the city one of only three Silver Awards presented in metro Atlanta to date by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Minimizing impact on the local environment continues on April 9, with the city”s biannual clean up and recycling day.

Once again, the City of Norcross is making it easy – and environmentally correct – for the public to properly dispose of unwanted contents from private basements, attics and garages. Last year, according to the event organizer Norcross” Code Enforcement Supervisor Philomena Robertson, over 11,661 pounds of metal, glass computer housing and electronics equipment were collected as were almost two tons of curbside recyclables. “I think people are becoming more aware that every effort to recycle, no matter how small, really adds up to make an important difference”#, said Robertson. In addition to the traditional opportunities of recycling electronics, shredding papers, and collecting canned goods for the Norcross Co-op Ministry, this year the city is also providing paint can recycling.

There are five easy ways to get spring cleaning done on April 9:

Clean-up Day is a great reason to clean out your garage or attic – throw out anything that”s not a hazardous material (open to City of Norcross residents only – new location – the Public Works Barn located at 345 Lively Street) 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is free.

Electronics Recycling means pack rats can get rid of old cell phones, computers and keyboards without guilt! For a complete list of what can be recycled, visit the City website and look on the flyer posted under Code Enforcement. Norcross Community Center on 10 College Street will host this event from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.# This event is open to the public and free except for one item. Televisions (except console and projection) have special handling requirements and therefore require a $10.00 fee to drop off.

For shredding personal documents, American Security Shredding will be on hand with two on-site shred trucks. This event is open to the public and is free. Norcross City Hall on 65 Lawrenceville Street will host this event from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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