Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful community events report impressive results

In just two hours, 70 Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful volunteers collected 1120 pounds of debris totaling 51 large bags of garbage, four tires, and four car parts from the Jackson Creek Watershed in Lilburn during the Great Days of Service 2019. That total represents 20 pounds more than last year in half the time. In addition, GC&B’s new Storm Drain Marker pilot initiative was implemented with volunteers applying new round, metal discs to 280 storm drains. Educational door hangers related to storm drain health were distributed to 1,300 households in the area.

During America Recycles Day 2019, GC&B gathered 171 volunteers at Coolray Field for a collective 941 hours to process 1,560 vehicles. Over just three hours, GC&B and its partners collected 808 pounds of textiles, 438 pounds of sneakers, 638 ink/toner cartridges, 5,556 gallons of latex paint, 602 gallons of oil-based paint, 120 gallons of paint aerosols, seven tons of tires and 17 tons of electronics. In addition, 19 tons of paper were securely shredded.

“Of course, neither event would have been possible without the participation of hundreds of dedicated volunteers of all ages, the support of our amazing Citizens Advisory Board, or the partnership of incredible community partners like Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources and Gwinnett County Solid Waste Management,” said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for GC&B.

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