Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources Team Up for July 20 Event at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
Last year, Gwinnett County launched a new initiative to help local residents rid their homes and businesses of hazardous waste like spray pesticides, antifreeze, spray paint, auto batteries, cooking grease, fluorescent bulbs, lawn care products, paint thinners, wood preservatives and more.
Over the course of just a few hours, several Gwinnett County organizations and a team of volunteers processed more than 800 automobiles and collected over 30 tons of hazardous household waste. This year, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and its partners are hoping for an even more successful event.
• Aerosol/spray pesticides
• Automotive products (engine degreaser, brake fluid, transmission fluid, antifreeze, etc.)
• Cleaners, corrosives, spot removers, acids, and bases
• Aerosol/spray paint
• Auto batteries
• Batteries (household and rechargeable)
• Chlorinated solvents
• Cooking oil and grease
• Fire extinguishers
• Flammables (lighter fluid and waste fuels (kerosene, gasoline, diesel fuel, etc.)
• Fluorescent bulbs and ballasts
• Latex and water-based paints
• Lawn care products
• Mercury salts and elemental mercury thermometers
• Oil-based paint and stains
• Propane cylinders
• Solvents and varnishes
• Thermostats and other mercury-containing items
• Thinners and paint strippers
• Weed killer
• Wood preservatives
Items that will NOT be collected include Ammunition, Radioactive Waste, Pharmaceuticals and Biomedical/biohazard waste. Anyone who has questions in the days leading up to the event is asked to call 678.376.6785. Please visit http://www.gwinnettcb.org/event/hhw/ for more information.
About Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Services, Inc. (GCB) is a Keep America Beautiful affiliate and award-winning 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It boasts an expansive community-based network dedicated to finding long-term solutions to environmental and quality of life issues through individual action. The organization is guided by a Citizens Advisory Board that represents all sectors of the Gwinnett County community. A nationally recognized leader in creating cleaner, greener and more livable communities throughout Gwinnett, GCB involves more than 100,000 volunteers annually to clean and restore public places, recycle more, protect watersheds and develop the next generation of environmental stewards. To learn more about Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and its mission of “Connecting People and Resources for a Sustainable Gwinnett,” please visit www.GwinnettCB.org.
*Items do not have to be held in containers during drop-off.