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VIDEO: Watch the Virtual Open House Meeting Regarding Hightower Landfill Compliance Updates

VIDEO: Watch the Virtual Open House Meeting Regarding Hightower Landfill Compliance Updates
Forsyth County Recycling & Solid Waste Environmental Compliance held a virtual public information open house on Wednesday, Dec. 2, to update residents on proposed enhancements to the EPD compliance plan for Hightower Landfill (which is closed). Watch the recorded meeting below: The meeting was held via Zoom video conferencing, to discuss the scope of a Hightower Landfill Methane Remediation Plan as well as a Potassium Permanganate Groundwater Remediation Pilot Program. Both are enhancements to the current corrective action plan, as approved by EPD, to maintain compliance.   “Methane and groundwater contaminants are components that all landfills monitor for and report to the EPD,” said Forsyth County Environmental Scientist Manager Sam ...

Virtual Open House Set for Hightower Landfill Compliance Updates

Virtual Open House Set for Hightower Landfill Compliance Updates
Public information open house set for 6 p.m. on Dec. 2 Forsyth County Recycling & Solid Waste Environmental Compliance will host a virtual public information open house on Wednesday, Dec. 2, to update residents on proposed enhancements to the EPD compliance plan for Hightower Landfill (which is closed).   Officials will be available during the open house, held from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, via Zoom video conferencing, to discuss the scope of a Hightower Landfill Methane Remediation Plan as well as a Potassium Permanganate Groundwater Remediation Pilot Program. Both are enhancements to the current corrective action plan, as approved by EPD, to maintain compliance.   “Methane and groundwater contaminants are components ...

Forsyth County Closing Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29

Forsyth County Closing Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29
Forsyth County closely monitoring ongoing COVID-19 pandemic In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Forsyth County has announced various closures, cancellations and postponements. Senior Centers and Recreation Centers will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13. These facilities are planned to reopen on Monday, March 30. The following public events have been cancelled or postponed. Parks and Recreation Activities: Athletic complexes are closed, and all games are cancelled or postponed. Public Information Open Houses: Matt Community Park, March 16 & 17 – postponed                                                            Sawnee Mountain Preserve, March 26 – postponed Keep Forsyth County Beautiful: Great FoCo Cleanup, March 21 – postponed Senior Services:  Senior Expo, April 18 ...

Plant a Tree On Georgia Arbor Day

 Plant a Tree On Georgia Arbor Day
Forsyth County continues tree planting tradition Keep Forsyth County Beautiful invites residents to their second annual Community Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, Feb. 21. Festivities will include a tree planting demonstration, seed and seedling giveaways and food from Los Rios Food Truck.   The free event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Cumming Aquatic Center (201 Aquatic Circle).   The celebration will include remarks from Seth Hawkins of the Georgia Forestry Commission, City of Cumming Mayor Troy Brumbalow and The University of Georgia Extension Office.   During the event, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful will subsequently announce the winner ...

Forsyth County Expands and Upgrades Water Facilities

Forsyth County Expands and Upgrades Water Facilities
The Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department has recently completed upgrades and expansions to a water reclamation facility (WRF) and is in the process expanding and finalizing upgrades at another facility. System improvements were recently completed at the James Creek WRF, including those that would influence reliability and redundancy. These upgrades followed a project in 2018 that increased the facility’s capacity from 1 million gallons per day (MGD) to 2.5 MGD. The James Creek WRF was constructed in 2006-2007 to serve the residential communities in the drainage basins of James Creek and Daves Creek.   The Fowler WRF is currently undergoing an ...

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste November 16

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste November 16
Keep ForsythCounty Beautiful (KFCB), in partnership with the Forsyth County Recycling and Solid Waste Department and the City of Cumming, invites residents to participate in the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Recycling and Disposal event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 (235 Castleberry Rd.).   Online registration and a printed confirmation are required for participation. Registration for county residents opens at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, at keepforsythcountybeautiful.org. Availability is on a first come, first served basis until the maximum amount of materials or vehicles are registered for participation.   Items that will be accepted include corrosive, ignitable, toxic and/or reactive ...

VIDEO: Volunteers Sought for Annual Waterway Cleanup Event

VIDEO: Volunteers Sought for Annual Waterway Cleanup Event
Event will be held Sept. 14   Residents can make a positive impact on local waterways by joining Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), the city of Cumming and the Lake Lanier Association for the 31st annual Shore Sweep/Rivers Alive litter cleanup event. The cleanup is part of the Lake Lanier Association’s 2019 Lake Lanier Shore Sweep event and will take place Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.   Families, co-workers, organizations, scout troops and individuals are encouraged to volunteer for the annual waterway cleanup event on Lake Lanier and its tributaries. KFCB will be providing leadership at the Bald Ridge Marina and Port Royale Marina sites in Forsyth County. Forsyth ...

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste May 4

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste May 4
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), in partnership with KFCB’s corporate sponsors, Forsyth County and the City of Cumming, invites residents to participate in the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Recycling and Disposal event on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 (235 Castleberry Rd.).   Household hazardous waste is categorized as leftover household products that can be harmful if disposed of incorrectly.   “This event provides a great opportunity for residents to responsibly recycle household hazardous materials,” Forsyth County Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright said. “Things that people use every day, such as cleaning supplies and paint cans, can be hazardous not only to people ...

Join the Great American Cleanup on March 16

Join the Great American Cleanup on March 16
Registration open for Keep Forsyth County Beautiful’s annual cleanup effort   Keep Forsyth County Beautiful welcomes everyone to take part in the Great FoCo Cleanup by helping remove litter from the community’s roadways on Saturday, March 16. The effort is a part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup.   Participants – either as an organized team of volunteers or as individuals – will meet at the Central Park Recreation Center (2300 Keith Bridge Rd.) at 9 a.m. for a brief rally to start the cleanup event. Volunteers will then depart to clean up roadways in the community before returning to the recreation center for food and fun.   “This event ...

Recycle Paint and Electronics November 3

Recycle Paint and Electronics November 3
Bi-annual recycling event to be held at the Cumming Fairgrounds Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to participate in their upcoming paint and electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cumming Fairgrounds, parking lot 3, off Castleberry Road.  Accepted items for the electronics recycling event include desktop computers, laptops, printers, stereos, CD players, cell phones, gaming consoles and controllers, and more. A minimum donation of $5 per carload is requested.  An additional $20 fee will apply for each television and an additional $10 fee will apply for each computer monitor. Please note ...

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