Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Solid Waste Management joined 80 volunteers for Earth Day on April 13 to collect recyclables from more than 2,300 participants at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. (Courtesy Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful)

Gwinnett Earth Day 2019 results in impressive recyling numbers

Staff members from Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Solid Waste Management joined 80 volunteers for Earth Day on April 13 to collect recyclables from more than 2,300 participants at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. According to a GC&B press release, “Over the course of just three hours, the event saw the collection of over 4,500 gallons of paint – including oil-base, latex and aerosols, 6 tons of tires, 20 tons of paper and 14 tons of electronics. Combined, that’s slightly less than the weight of the average male blue whale and slightly more than a Boeing 707 jet airliner.”

In addition to Earth Day, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Solid Waste Management work together to host America Recycles Day. On top of paper shredding and the collection of paint, tires and electronics, America Recycles Day in Gwinnett also accepts textiles/clothing, sneakers and ink/toner cartridges. America Recycles Day 2019 is scheduled for Nov. 9. In between events, residents can learn where to recycle at www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling/.

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