Recycling Program Changes in Marietta

Marietta is not discontinuing recycling, we are changing how we recycle.

At the beginning of city wide recycling programs, residents and business owners would have to separate and deliver recyclable to collection sites. Then solid waste would come to the home or business to pick up the already separated materials. Now, as technology has improved and funds are made available to upgrade equipment, solid waste is capable of separating “on location.”

Recycling separates

 

Marietta is proud to offer this service, as a city, to its residents and business owners at this time. Solid Waste of Marietta has posted this:

12/22/2014

CONTACT:Joan Ellars
Keep Marietta Beautiful
770-794-5606

MARIETTA – All red and green dumpsters labeled “SP” that were previously used to recycle newspapers will no longer be emptied and their contents will not be recycled, so please do not place anything in these dumpsters as they are out of commission. Please, just put the paper in your curbside recycling bin. Thanks so much for your efforts through the years!

For more information regarding the City’s environmental services or to request a recycling bin, please visit the website.

This is the next phase for recycling materials that is a much more convenient model for residents and businesses. There are still recycling centers around the city and county accepting materials as listed in the document attached.

City of Marietta Solid Waste Management Plan

R & R Containers is very proud of the differences our community is making in recycling to protect our environment.

Christmas Tree Recycling Ideas

‘Tis the Season for Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree

Depending on how you feel about the holidays sometimes prevents your excitement about getting a Christmas Tree. You may have switched to an artificial tree. You may not have a tree at all. Well some of us still look forward to going to the local Christmas Tree Lot to search for the perfect tree. There is usually a chill in the air and festive Christmas music jingling through the lot.

You finally pick the one… Rope it to the roof of your car.. Head home. After you select the perfect spot in the family room, you lace it with lights, hang time honored ornaments, and then add a few new beauties you found at the local craft fair or souvenir shop from your yearly vacation spot. Then you sit back on the sofa sipping your favorite hot chocolate with mini marshmallows.

After spending several days or weeks enjoying your beautiful Christmas Tree it will be time to say goodbye. Now what?

Some towns have a pick up or drop off point but I found other opportunities from the National Christmas Tree Association:

  • Curb side pick up
  • Drop off site for recycling
  • Cut/Saw tree into smaller pieces and put in yard waste
  • Soil erosion barriers
  • Fish feeders
  • Bird feeders
  • Mulch
  • Line trail for hiking

In Cobb County, GA there will be several opportunities to recycle you Christmas Tree:

For locations around the country Please Visit: Pick Your Own Christmas Tree 

COBB COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION locations: from December 26, 2012 through January 5, 2013

  • LOST MOUNT IN PARK, 4845 DALLAS HWY 489, POWDER SPRING, GA 30127
  • NOONDAY CREEK PARK, HAWKINS STORE RD, KENNESAW, GA 30144
  • FULLERS PARK,  3499 ROBINSON R, MARIETTA, GA 30067
  • HARRISON PARK, 2E 30 SHALLOWFORD RD, MARIETTA, GA 30066
  • SEWELL PARK,  2085 LOWER ROSWELL RD, MARIETTA, GA 30067

Free mulch will be available after January 5th!

For more information contact the Keep Cobb Beautiful Office at 770-528-1135

If you have need for other types of waste give us a call!

 

 

America Recycles Day, 11/15/14 – Georgia Recycling Coalition

Most states support the movement to recycle, reduce and reuse.

Georgia has several organizations that lead the way for the residents to participate.

The Georgia Recycling CoalitionGeorgia recycles

This organization’s mission is complement and coordinate activities relative to recycling, to foster communications among professionals, organizations, government agencies and individuals, and to promote and enhance reduction and recycling programs throughout the state.

The provide events to promote awareness and provide drop offs for communities around the state. Click on The EcoVille logo above to visit their page and learn about what they’ll be doing near you.

I looked through this website and found great information about recycling in general as well as about the Georgia specific recycle information. They compiled this list of the top 10 reasons to recycle to encourage each of us to take part in this cause.

Top Ten Reasons to Recycle

  1. Good for our Economy
    Manufacturing companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products.
  2. Creates Jobs
    Recycling in the U.S. is a $236 billion a year industry. More than 56,000 recycling and reuse enterprises employ 1.1 million workers nationwide.
  3. Reduces Waste
    The average North American discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into to landfills, where it’s compacted and buried.
  4. Good For The Environment
    Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources, and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.
  5. Saves Energy
    Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with virgin materials. (Manufacturing with recycled aluminum cans uses 95% less energy.)
  6. Preserves Landfill Space
    No one wants to live next door to a landfill. Recycling preserves existing landfill space.
  7. Prevents Global Warming
    Each year it is estimated that recycling of solid waste prevents the release of 52 million metric tons of carbon equivalent (MMTCE, the unit of measure for greenhouse gases) into the air.
  8. Reduces Water Pollution
    Making goods from recycled materials generates far less water pollution than manufacturing from virgin materials.
  9. Protects Wildlife
    Using recycled materials reduces the need to damage forests, wetlands, rivers and other places essential to wildlife.
  10. Creates New Demand
    Recycling and buying recycled products creates demand for more recycled products, decreasing waste and helping our economy

Content from: National Recycling Coalition/Georgia Recycling Coalition