Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Teams Up with Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources for July 18 Event at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - GeorgiaChron -- After weeks of spring cleaning and decluttering during Georgia's recent stay-at-home orders, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources offer Gwinnett residents a great solution for recycling or properly discarding some of the items they may have unearthed. On Saturday, July 18 from 8am to noon, the two entities will host Gwinnett County's 4th Semi-Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.

The following items – which are not accepted curbside during weekly pickup – will be collected for proper disposal or recycling during the four-hour event:
Aerosol/spray pesticides
Automotive products (engine degreaser, brake fluid, transmission fluid, antifreeze, etc.)
Cleaners, corrosives, spot removers, acids and bases

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Aerosol/spray paint
Auto batteries
Batteries (household and rechargeable)
Chlorinated solvents
Cooking oil and grease
Fire extinguishers
Flammables (lighter fluid and waste fuels (kerosene, gasoline, diesel fuel, etc.)
Fluorescent bulbs and ballasts
Insecticides
Latex and water-based paints
Lawn care products
Mercury
Mercury salts and elemental mercury thermometers
Oil based paint and stains
Oxidizers
Pesticides
Poisons
Propane cylinders
Solvents and varnishes
Thermostats and other mercury containing items
Thinners and paint strippers
Weed killer
Wood preservatives

Gwinnett County residents may bring up to five containers of household hazardous waste during this FREE event. Containers may include laundry baskets, storage bins, copy paper boxes or similarly sized receptacles. Please bear in mind that containers will not be returned. For examples of container sizes, please visit the event page at www.gwinnettcb.org.

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"We ask that everyone be particularly patient with us this year," said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. "In addition to being one of our most popular events, we will be navigating COVID-19 social distancing guidelines to ensure the safety of our attendees, staff and vendors - which could result in delays of up to an hour or more. We apologize ahead of time, but this level of preparedness and awareness will enable a safe and successful event for everyone."

Safety precautions will include:
Attendees must stay in their cars
No refreshments will be offered, so please come prepared with water and a snack in case the line backs up
No portable restrooms will be available
Vehicle windows must remain closed while in the unloading zone
Containers will not be returned; it is suggested to bring materials in disposable containers or boxes
Materials that cannot be removed safely will remain in the vehicle and can be brought again at the next event

To learn more about this and other upcoming Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful events, please visit www.gwinnettcb.org.

Source: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
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