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 …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Documents will be shredded on site to protect privacy and identity.
Free document shredding will be offered on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Sandy Springs Recycling Center. On Monday, the Sandy Springs Recycling Center will shred documents on site from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The center is located at 460 Morgan Falls Road. On Feb. 2, free document shredding will be offered at Panera Bread Company at 11715 Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek. All shredded paper will be recycled. Although the events are free donations are welcome.
Monday, December 31, 2012
The recycling center has has already experienced a flow of of folks dropping off Christmas trees.
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Monday, December 31, 2012
The Sandy Springs Recycling Center is open through New Year's Eve for drop-offs of Christmas trees, unwanted holiday decorations and more. Decorations must be separated from trees in advance. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. todaym and 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday. Regular hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday. Forms are available for free mulch from Davey Trees. A special "Bring One for the Chipper" event will be held next Saturday. Trees will be chipped into mulch by The Davey Tree Expert Company. The mulch will be used for public beautification projects. Residents may also drop off undecorated trees at these locations: To find other tree drop-off locations, visit www.keepgeorgiabeautiful.…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The county has eliminated the $30 registration fee effective Wednesday.
DeKalb County is making its recycling service free to residents. Starting Wednesday, Sept. 26, the county is eliminating the $30 registration fee for curbside recycling making it free for DeKalb residents. “We think that by removing the cost barrier and increasing education on how and what to recycle, our citizens will embrace it,” said DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. The DeKalb Sanitation Division has a waste reduction blueprint and a goal to reduce landfill disposal of solid waste and increase recycling. The goal is to increase residential recycling from 21 percent today to 40 percent by 2016, or approximately 64,000 residential homes. Recycling is already available in all county buildings, parks, and recreation centers. DeKalb's …