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Atlanta City Councilmember Carla Smith hosts ecodepot at the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials

Post Date:04/14/2017 11:03 AM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA  30303

CONTACT:
Dexter M. Chambers, Council Communications Director
404-330-6309 – Direct / 404-392-0159 – Cell
dchambers@atlantaga.gov – Email

April 14, 2017

 

Atlanta City Councilmember Carla Smith hosts ecodepot at the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials 

ATLANTA – City Councilmember Carla Smith invites Atlanta residents to join her for ecodepot, Atlanta’s largest recycling event, taking place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 at the Center for Hard to Recycle Material (CHaRM), located at 1110 Hill Street, S.E. 30315.

The one-day event is now in its 14th year. It has allowed city residents to dispose of recyclable materials and divert thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste, and other hard to recycle items from Atlanta’s water supplies and landfills.

Councilmember Smith and her colleague Councilmember Natalyn Archibong are co-hosting recycling events at CHaRM during throughout the day. CHaRM is a year-round recycling center. It marked its second anniversary on April 15. Operators plan to open a second location north of its current one sometime in the next year.

The idea of opening a year-round recycling facility for residents grew out of Smith’s commitment to hosting an annual large scale one-day recycling event starting in 2003. Since opening, the center has welcomed 25,000 guests and diverted 1,000 tons of household hazardous waste from Atlanta’s water system and landfills.

Items that will be accepted free of charge during ecodepot on Saturday include: electronics, glass, clothing, tires, paint (oil/latex-based), pesticides, expired medications, batteries, chemicals/pesticides, fats/cooking oil/grease, fluorescent bulbs (including CFL’s), mattresses, plastic bags/wrap, styrofoam and paper for shredding and more. Some items require a disposal fee.

For a full list of items that will be accepted visit: http://livethrive.org/charm

 

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