Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the 1970 environmental movement (www.earthday.org). With multiple events recognizing Earth Day in Cherokee County, it’s evident commemorating the global campaign is a priority for our residents.
While recycling this month is especially busy because of Earth Day, there are ongoing opportunities throughout the year. Incorporating reducing, reusing and recycling into our daily routines can help keep trash out of our neighborhoods, rivers, lakes, trails and parks, ultimately protecting the health of our community, and the planet.
Greenstock Day and Recycling Event – Woodstock
Join Woodstock as it continues its journey to go green, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 30, at Woodstock Elementary School. The event includes recycling of electronics, cellphones, batteries and more, as well as document shredding. For more details, visit https://bit.ly/3KmJLHK.
Keep Cherokee Beautiful – Adopt-A-Mile
Litter poses a threat to our motorists, natural habitats, wildlife and waterways. The Adopt-A-Mile initiative, sponsored by Keep Cherokee Beautiful in partnership with Cherokee County, allows citizens to show their pride in our county and safely reduce the amount of unsightly trash along our roads. The Adopt-A-Mile program directly benefits the community through litter prevention, greater civic involvement and area beautification. To get involved, visit https://bit.ly/3KtFwug.
Recycling Day – Canton
Celebrate Earth Day, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. April 23, at Canton’s City Collection Site (2525 Ridge Road). Drop off items that are typically more difficult to recycle, such as electronics, latex and oil-based paint, and tires. Paper shredding also will be available. To participate, you must reside within the city limits of Canton. For more information, visit cantonga.gov and Facebook (@DowntownCantonGA). This is a biannual event; watch for details on the fall event.
Cherokee County Recycling Center
In January 2021, the Cherokee County Recycling Center served 3,610 vehicles for trash and recyclables. In January 2022, that number jumped to 5,309; however, there was no increase in revenue. On Feb. 10, the Recycling Center began allowing out-of-county residents to utilize recycling services for a $10 fee. The service to county residents remains free. As services opened to non-Cherokee County residents, photo ID proving residency now will be required. Residents and non-residents still will be limited to a single-vehicle load per day. Fees for other items, including household appliances, still will apply.
- Hobgood Park, 6688 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock
- Blalock Road Facility, 470 Blalock Road, Canton
To learn more about the Cherokee Recycling Center, including what type of recyclables are accepted, visit www.cherokeega.com/recycling-center.
More Recycling Centers
- Autumn Hill Nursery (black plastic plant trays and pots), 4265 Earney Road, Woodstock. 770-442-3901.
- Federal Recyclers (electronics, metals, paints), 502 Industrial Drive, Woodstock. For a full list of accepted items, visit federalrecyclers.com. Appointment required for drop-offs; call 770-591−0375.
- Northwest Recycling (metals), 2455 Marietta Highway, Canton. 770-213-4573.
- Royal Metal Recycling, 190 River Mill Drive, Ball Ground. 770-704-0411.
- Woodstock Recycling (metals), 111 Dixie Drive. 678-494-0325.