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Recycle in Gwinnett Co. to ring in Earth Day
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Recycle in Gwinnett Co. to ring in Earth Day

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recovered Materials department is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday to help residents recycle during their spring cleaning.

From 9:00 - 11:00 that morning, a Gwinnett official said the department will collect old file papers, broken electronics, flat tires and paint cans on Coolray Field. 

For Earth Day, all paper will be shredded at no charge. Television sets will cost $10 each to recycle. There is a limit of eight tires per vehicle, and five one-gallon paint cans. The paint will be donated to Global Paint for Charity. The non-profit organization gives paint to developing countries all over the world.

"We've been able to recycle more than 60,000 tons of waste since Gwinnett's countrywide trash and recycling program has been in place, but there's still more we can do," Tom Keith, Solid Waste and Recycled Materials Division director. "This event not only gives us an opportunity to stress the importance of recycling and get more residents involved, but the paint recycling, we can make a difference around the world." 

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