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Buckhead Turns Its Spring Cleaning Green
Buckhead’s Eco Collection Helps Residents &Businesses Dispose of Hazardous Materials
ATLANTA
– January 23, 2013 – For the third year in arow, Buckhead will have a chance to start its springcleaning the right way at Buckhead’s Eco Collectionon March 23
rd
. This event will give area residents,commercial properties and businesses theopportunity to easily and safely dispose of all theitems they’ve wanted to get rid of, but aren’t safe forregular trash pick-up.Buckhead’s Eco Collection is presented by AtlantaCity Council Representatives Howard Shook and Yolanda Adrean, organized byLivable BuckheadandLive Thriveand supported through the generosity of theRotary Club of Buckhead. The Eco Collection willhave experts available to properly dispose of orrecycle items such as old electronics, householdchemicals, unused paint, expired over-the-counterand prescription medicine, batteries, fluorescent lightbulbs and important documents that need to beshredded.“We are excited to once again offer the Buckheadcommunity this opportunity to properly dispose of those items they know they shouldn’t throw in thetrash,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. “In 2012, we collected more than70,000 lbs of materials for recycling and disposal. This year we hope area residents, businesses andcommercial properties will help us surpass thatamazing amount.”Experts will be available on Saturday, March 23
rd
tohelp Buckhead residents unload and properlydistribute items at515 Garson Dr.Buckhead areabusinesses and commercial properties can alsoparticipate in electronics and secure paper shreddingrecycling in the weeks prior to the event. Businessesand commercial properties wanting to participateshould contact Scott Cantrell atscott@livablebuckhead.org, to schedule a pickup time.
Paint, householdchemicals and medication disposal and certain other items will onlybe available to residents
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What you need toknow:
For Buckheadresidents,businesses andcommercialproperties only.(Zip Codes:30305, 30309,30318, 30319,30324, 30326,30327, 30342)
Businessesand CommercialProperties
: To schedule apickup time,please contactScott Cantrell at
 
Residents:
Sat., March 2310 a.m. to 2 p.m.Residents mustpre-register at
Location:
Suggested $20donation for allparticipants
 
 To participate, residents must pre-register by visitingwww.livablebuckhead.orgafter March 1. Availability is limited and will beassigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible ZIP codes for bothresidents and businesses include: 30305, 30309, 30318, 30319, 30324,30326, 30327, 30342.Electronics recycling will be done byReworx, and benefits the Tommy Nobis Centerwhich enables individuals with all types of disabilities to enter orreturn to employment and to enjoy productive and independent lifestyles,while contributing to the greater business community. Since 1977, the Tommy Nobis Center has helped more than 22,000 individuals find dignityand success in the workplace.Additional vendors providing disposal services for Buckhead’s Eco CollectionincludeClean Harbors Environmental Services,Iron Mountain, andRockTenn.
About Livable Buckhead
Livable Buckhead, Inc. is a nonprofit organization thatstrives to ensure the long-term viability and prosperity of the Buckhead community. It does this by workingcooperatively with individuals, public entities and privatebusinesses to integrate into everyday life and businesssustainable strategies that improve the environment and quality of life in thecommunity. For more information about Livable Buckhead and its programs,visitwww.livablebuckhead.org.
About Live Thrive
Live Thrive is an Atlanta based 501 (c) 3 that empowerspeople, organizations, communities and businesses tomake positive, healthy and sustainable changes to the environment. Throughpartnerships and community events, Live Thrive has diverted over 250,000pounds of hazardous waste from Atlanta’s water system and landfills. Inrecognition of its efforts, Live Thrive received the Atlanta Business ChroniclesEnnovation Environmental Award in April of 2012 and the Fulton CountyCitizens Commission Environmental Award for enhancing and protecting theenvironment in May of 2012 and Keep Georgia Beautiful Waste ReductionAward November 2012. Are you ready to make a difference? For moreinformation visit our websitewww.livethrive.orgor call 404-771-5322.
About District 7 Council Person Howard Shook 
Howard Shook is serving his third term as a member of theAtlanta City Council. He has served on all seven of theCouncil’s standing committees. Shook and his wife, Alise, arethe proud parents of two daughters, Catherine and MaryMartin.
About District 8 Council Person Yolanda Adrean
 Yolanda Adrean was elected to serve the voters of District8 on the Atlanta City Council in November 2009, receiving76% of the ballots cast. She chairs the Committee on

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