Bring your old electronics, styrofoam, paper for shredding, and latex paint to be recycled at the Old Fourth Ward Recycling Center on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31st, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because of …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The monthly recycling event is held the second Saturday of each month in nearby Old Fourth Ward Neighborhood.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Since Atlanta’s new residential recycling program was launched in October, recycling tonnage has increased 23 percent.
The City of Atlanta's Office of Solid Waste Services will provide collection services as follows for the upcoming week as a result of Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Day national holiday. Collections will be delayed by one day after the holiday for the remainder of the week as follows: - Monday collections will occur on Tuesday - Tuesday collections will occur on Wednesday - Wednesday Collections will occur on Thursday - Thursday collections will occur on Friday The Office of Solid Waste Services Customer Service Call Center can be reached at (404) 330-6333 Monday - Thursday, 8:15 am - 5:00 pm. For emergencies after normal business hours, please call (404) 227-3520. Meanwhile, Cartlanta, the City of Atlanta’s new residential recycling …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Thursday's recycling event comes just a few weeks after Mayor Kasim Reed announced that Atlanta had been awarded a $25,000 grant to engage volunteers in the city’s recycling initiative.
In celebration of America Recycles Day on Thursday, Nov. 15, the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works will host a one-day textile recycling event at the front entrance to City Hall, located at 55 Trinity Avenue. See here for other America Recycles Day events scheduled for in and around Midtown in the coming days. The Department of Public Works event is for city residents and employees and will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some of the items accepted include: • Clothing, Shoes, Belts • Bedding (sheets and pillow cases) and Towels • Stuffed Toys • Carpet and Fabric Scraps Other City of Atlanta recycling drop-off locations for: Cardboard (large amounts): • Lakewood Substation, 128 Claire Drive, SE • Liddell Substation, 1540 Northside…
Monday, November 5, 2012
New 96-gallon carts a key component of the City’s sustainability plan and its long-term goal of achieving 90 percent diversion of municipal waste by 2020
City of Atlanta residents who reside in single-family households in the Northeast quadrant of the city are scheduled to begin receiving their new 96-gallon recycling carts beginning later this week. This includes several Midtown Patch neighborhoods including Midtown, Ansley Park, and Sherwood Forest. The delivery to Northeast quadrant residents is scheduled to run Nov. 9-27. Southwest quadrant residents began receiving their carts on Oct. 15. Southeast quadrant residents will receive theirs Nov. 28 – Dec. 21, while Northwest quadrant residents, including those on the westside and in neighborhoods such as Home Park and Loring Heights, will receive theirs Dec. 26 – Jun. 17. Officials say the carts are being delivered at a rate of 1,000 per …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Mayor Kasim Reed says expanded residential recycling is central to Atlanta’s plan to become a top tier city for sustainability
Flanked by several blue 96-gallon curbside recycling carts last week, Mayor Kasim Reed announced an aggressive expansion of the City’s residential recycling program. Beginning October 15, the City of Atlanta will deliver 96-gallon recycling carts to 66,000 households, at the rate of one thousand per day. The citywide distribution of carts is a key component of the City’s sustainability plan, Power to Change, which has a long-term goal of achieving 90 percent diversion of municipal waste by 2020, among other measures. The City of Atlanta’s recycling program is managed by the Department of Public Works and serves 95,000 households. The new 96-gallon recycling carts will replace residents’ current 18-gallon recycling bins, allowing for more …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Saturday's recycling event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Old Fourth Ward
The second Saturday of the month is upon us and that means Keep Atlanta Beautiful’s monthly recycling event will take place in the Old Fourth Ward. The award winning electronics recycling collection now accepts paper for secure shredding, post consumer polystyrene, popularly known as Styrofoam, and latex paint at the Community Recycling Center located at Walden School, 320 Irwin St, The event takes place the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are no residency restrictions and most items are free to drop off. There is a $10 handling fee per TV. Paint Recycling Fees: 1 gal can $3.00 1 qt can $1.50 1 pt can $1.00 5 gal bucket $15.00 The center recycles more than 18,000 pounds per month of obsolete computers, …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Love is in the air on a busy pre-Valentine's Day Saturday in Midtown.
Just in time for the Valentine’s Day holiday, romance will be in full bloom Saturday night at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. From 7-11 p.m., enjoy an elegant evening of cocktails, dancing, scrumptious desserts and live entertainment at one of the most romantic spots in Atlanta. Warm candlelight and fragrant orchids form the perfect setting for both couples and singles alike. Dance to the big band sounds of the Society Express Band and take a romantic stroll through the tropical conservatories. Sample heart-melting treats from the city's top caterers and sip soul-warming refreshments from cash bars. Look for a variety of activities such as an exciting casino party with DJ Joel Rabe of Lethal Rhythms, a playful photo booth, intoxicating …
Friday, September 9, 2011
The eScrap recycling drop-off now will be on Irwin Street the second Saturday of each month.
Keep Atlanta Beautiful has changed the dates and location for its monthly recycling event. Starting Sept. 10, the eScrap recycling drop-off will be held at the former Walden Middle School at 320 Irwin Street in the Old Fourth Ward. The event previously was held at Grady High School. The event now will be held the second Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here are the upcoming dates: Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. Items Accepted: Personal Computers, Monitors, LCD Screen/Flat Screen Monitors, VCRs, Radios, Stereos, DVD Players, Microwaves, Power Supplies, Rechargeable Batteries, Vacuums, Banking Equipment, Telephones, Pagers, Networking Equipment, Laptops, Keyboards, Mice, Power Cables, Medical Equipment (Non-Hazardous…