With Earth Day occurring this year on April 22, the City of Woodstock has planned events for this coming weekend which celebrate the ideas of recycling, clean up and awareness.
Activities include –
Saturday April 19
Earth Day Festival
The Park at City Center
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Grab your lawn chair and head out for for free lunchtime music with DJ Tim Cahill of TheCelebration Crew! Clap your hands and tap your feet while enjoying your lunch in the park! Pick up your lunch at one of the local restaurants or the food vendors, and enjoy the show! Fun for the kids with a moonwalk rafts, and vendors for everyone!
The Park at City Center
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The City of Woodstock is joining forces with Waste Management and reworx Recycling to bring you a day of electronic recycling. Citizens are encouraged to bring in their old computers, monitors, TV’s, etc. All disposals will be done free of charge, with these exceptions: TV’s $10, Large Projection TV’s $25, and CRT monitors $5. Loose hard drives can be shredded on site for $5.
All equipment will be broken down by reworx and processed so it can be re-used, thus lessening demands on local landfills and keeping toxins from leaking into our soil and waterways!
Battery, Cell Phone, & CFL Recycling
There will also be recycling of household batteries, car batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs, magazines, cardboard, and newspapers. Light bulbs must be in a clear plastic, sealed bag.
Cell phones will be collected for the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program. Each donated cell phone provides a soldier overseas with 60 minutes of prepaid calling service so he or she can phone family back home. Visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com for more information and self-addressed mailing bags to do it yourself from home.
The Woodstock Lions Club will also be collecting eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling.
Again this year, Georgia Document Destruction will be available to shred all of your confidential documents. There will be a limit of 5 boxes per car. For business shredding service, please call Georgia Document Destruction at 770-516-6500.
Week of April 21 through April 25
Special Trash Pick Up
Waste Management will be picking up used appliances and scrap metal. These items will be picked up on your normal trash pickup day.
The following is a list of what will qualify for pickup:
Appliances: stoves and ovens; washers and dryers; dishwashers; water heaters; air purifiers; humidifiers and dehumidifiers; (refrigerators and freezers must have all refrigerants removed and tagged.)
Scrap Metal: dismantled play set equipment; copper wire/pipe; metal lawn furniture (frames only); tire rims (rims only); metal sinks; bicycles (without tires); grills (no gas); lawnmowers (all fluids removed.)
NO CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS! If the above guidelines are not followed, your items will not be picked up.
In addition there will be community garage sales throughout the Woodstock area. Call 770-517-6788 for a full list of yard sale listings.
Help your city and your planet and participate. For more information visit www.woodstockga.gov