Event raises funds for KFCB and improves the environment
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to participate in their upcoming paint and electronics recycling event on Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 off of Castleberry Road.
“We had a great turnout for our spring event and we are looking forward to another great turnout for this event on November 4,” Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright said. “It is really incredible to see how many recyclables are collected in a four-hour period and kept out of landfills.”
Accepted items for the electronics recycling event include desktop computers, laptops, printers, stereos, CD players, cell phones, gaming consoles and controllers, and more. An additional $20 fee will apply for each television and an additional $10 fee will apply for each computer monitor. In addition to recycling fees, a minimum donation of $5 per carload is requested. Please note that only cash payments will be accepted.
Latex and oil-based paints in their original containers will also be accepted. The cost to dispose of latex paint is $12 for a 5-gallon bucket, $5 for a 2-gallon bucket, $3 for a 1-gallon can and $1 for a 1-quart can or smaller. The cost to dispose of oil-based paints is $17 for a 5-gallon bucket, $4 for a 1-gallon can, $2 for a 1-quart can and $1 for a 1-pint can. The cost is $1 for any type of spray can.
Some items, such as large wooden console televisions, projector televisions, toaster ovens and refrigerators, will not be accepted during the event. For a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable items, visit www.keepforsythcountybeautiful.org and click on the ‘Recycling/Disposal’ tab, call KFCB at (770) 205-4573 or email email@example.com.