KEEP ATL BEAUTIFUL – LAST RECYCLING EVENT IS AUGUST 3
Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Inc. (KAtlB) is phasing out our monthly recycling event. Live Thrive Atlanta’s CHaRM will move into the Buckhead area with a more comprehensive menu of recyclables to offer, including hazardous materials. Their goal is to open a permanent location in the Buckhead! The CHaRM monthly event is on the last Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, in the Magnolia parking lot at Lakeland Drive and Roswell Road, NE, 30305. (Less than 1.5 mile from our current location.)
For more than a decade KAtlB has hosted monthly, community recycling programs throughout the city of Atlanta. Our Buckhead, Midtown, Old 4th Ward, and Edgewood locations served over 100,000 patrons, collected over 1.4 million pounds of electronics, shredded more than 650,000 pounds of paper, recycled 40,000 gallons of paint and diverted thousands of pounds of Styrofoam, metals, glass, textiles and books from our landfills.
Until 2008, the City of Atlanta had no recycling to offer except for an annual event sponsored by a member of the City Council. Recognizing the need for recycling, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Inc. started the first regularly scheduled monthly recycling program in 2008 providing the City residents access and knowledge of proper waste disposal.
Over the next ten years the City started their curbside recycling program, and in 2015 Live Thrive Atlanta, opened the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) in Chosewood Park. Now CHaRM is opening a once-a-month collection in Buckhead with plans to open a permanent facility open three days a week. This is fantastic recycling news for Buckhead! KAtlB recognizes this great opportunity to upgrade recycling services and fully supports CHaRM’s move to Buckhead.
Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Inc., wants to thank you, our loyal patrons, and we look forward to serving you again.