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Shred Documents, Recycle Sytrofoam and Hazardous Waste On March 31

The City of Decatur and DeKalb County are holding the events.

Two specialized recycling events will be held on Saturday, March 31 -- and both are free.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the City of Decatur will hold its first at the Decatur Public Works facility at 2635 Talley St.

This is a free event. AAA Security Shredding Inc. will shred personal documents on-site in a secure manner. Residents should note this is the time to get rid of old styrofoam, which will not be accepted at the electronics recycling day any longer.

Cars and trucks should enter Talley Street from Columbia Drive.

Guidelines and a map are available on the city website. For more information, contact Decatur Solid Waste Superintendent Sean Woodson at 678-898-8562 or Sean.woodson@decaturga.com.

From 8 a.m. to noon, will hold a household hazardous waste recycling event at the DeKalb County Central Transfer Station at 3720 Leroy Scott Drive outside Decatur.

In case you're wondering about the definition of household hazardous waste, a press release from the county said,

Household hazardous waste is classified as products that contain potentially dangerous chemicals and are no longer used.  These products should not be mixed with regular trash and can be potentially harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. 

Items that will be accepted include aerosols, mercury batteries, adhesives, flammables, lawn-care products, automotive products, fluorescent bulbs, photo chemicals, hobby and artists supplies, paints and paint-related products, cleaners and swimming pool chemicals

Items not accepted include bio-hazardous/bio-medical waste, agricultural waste, explosives, pharmaceuticals, radioactive materials and non-hazardous waste.

 For more information or to volutneer, Icontact Keep DeKalb Beautiful at 404-371-2654 or kdb@dekalbcountyga.gov.

The event is sponsored by Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division in partnership with Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.

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