Monday, April 16, 2012
Councilmember Carla Smith to HOST atlanta’s 10th Annual Electronic
Waste cOLLECTION Day on Saturday, April 21, 2012
Celebrating a decade of existence, Atlanta’s largest and most popular
single-day recycling event is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Turner
year, the City of Atlanta’s Electronic Waste Collection Day, will take place
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Gold Lot at Turner Field.
City Councilmember Carla Smith has again partnered with the City of Atlanta’s
Department of Public Works, LivingGreenPages, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Atlanta
Recycling Solutions and Turner Field to collect and recycle computers and other
items can have a harmful effect on the eco-system, emitting various chemicals
into the soil and watershed, if not property recycled.
massive collection event is part of a wide-range of activities planned all week
in celebration of Earth Day in Atlanta.
you live in the City of Atlanta, this is the day to rid your home and garage of
all of your outdated and unwanted electronic items without harming the
are somewhat of a necessity in our daily lives. But as new technology hits the
market, we must remember that the improper disposal of unwanted electronics can
be harmful to our fragile environment,” said Councilmember Smith. “In fact,
many devices contain toxic waste and pose a health threat if they are disposed
of within our landfills.”
proud to say that over the past decade we have not only properly disposed of
thousands of pounds of electronics, we have also educated thousands of Atlantans
about the importance of recycling. Sponsoring this collection program each year
has been a rewarding experience,” Smith said.
more information on Atlanta’s Largest
Single-Day Electronic Waste Collection visit www.District1Atlanta.com
or call 404-33-6039.
following E-Scrap items will be accepted at the City of Atlanta’s Recycling
following items will not be accepted: consoles, projection televisions,
vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, de-humidifiers or
humidifiers, gas-powered equipment, tires, household trash and NON-electronic