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Kennesaw Recycling Event on Nov. 17

The event is free.

In recognition of American Recycles Day, Keep Kennesaw Beautiful will host a community Electronics & Metal Recycling and Paper Shredding Event on Saturday, November 17 from 9 am – 2 pm at the Kennesaw Public Works facility on Moon Station Road. Electronics recycling will be handled by Reworx (a division of Tommy Nobis Center), large metals by Marietta Recycling and Estes Heating and Air, and on-site document shredding by A1 Shredding & Recycling. The event is free and open to all.

“America Recycles Day is a perfect opportunity to provide additional education and motivation to the community regarding recycling,” says Miranda Jones, Keep Kennesaw Beautiful Executive Director. “Recycling is the right thing to do for many reasons; it keeps equipment we no longer want out of the landfills and reduces clutter in our homes. Equipment that is no longer useful often has value that can be recovered by companies specializing in recycling.”

Acceptable items include computer equipment (hard drives are completely demolished in a crusher), small appliances, telephones, cameras, VCRs, typewriters, and fax machines. New this year, we will also accept ferrous steel items such as plate steel, I-beams, angle iron, machinery, car rims, refrigerators, washers, dryers, tubing, turnings, valves, pipe, cast iron, siding or sheet, old tools, and lawnmowers, as well as non-ferrous metal items (aluminum, copper, brass) such as window frames (glass removed), electric motors, aluminum or brass auto radiators, air conditioning coils, alternators, starters, batteries, soft lead, aluminum turnings, stainless steel, nickel alloys, titanium, tungsten carbide, painted aluminum, and sheet aluminum. Estes Heating and Air will be on-hand to safely remove freon from any equipment needing this service.

Not accepted are tires, household trash, and non-electric equipment. TVs will be accepted with a fee. For more information, please call 770-424-8274 or visit www.kennesaw-ga.gov. To learn more about America Recycles Day, visit www.americarecyclesday.org.

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