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Councilmember Carla Smith presents "EcoDepot" at Atlantic Station

Living Green in Atlanta just became, a little bit, easier. Atlanta City Councilmember Carla Smith has partnered with LivingGreenPages, Live-Thrive Atlanta, Atlanta Recycling Solutions and Clean Harbors to present the City of Atlanta’s Largest Household Hazardous Waste, Meds and E-Scrap Collection 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. September 25 at Atlantic Station.

This event will be held during the Atlantic Staiton "EcoLife" event which will last through September 25-26 at Atlantic Station. EcoDepot is Atlanta's largest event used to educate familes about living eco-friendly.

The following household hazardous waste items will be accepted on September 25 at ecoDepot:

HHW: From the workbench and garage, acceptable materials include oil-based paints, stains and varnishes, wood preservatives, paint strippers/thinners, solvent adhesives, lighter fluid, acid, fuels/gasoline/kerosene, antifreeze, degreasers, driveway sealer, brake fluid/carburetor cleaner, transmission fluid, car wax, polishes, roofing tar, pool chemicals, and fluorescent lamps.

From the yard and house, materials include poisons, insecticides, fungicides, fertilizers, weed killers, moth balls, flea control products, rubber cement, airplane glue, fiberglass resins, photo chemicals, chemistry sets, floor and metal polish, oven cleaner, drain and toilet cleaner, spot remover, rug and upholstery cleaner, hobby/artist supplies, mercury thermometers, thermostats, button batteries and rechargeable batteries.

Products that contain mercury, such as fever thermometers and button batteries, found in watches and hearing aids, may also be brought to the collection.

Lithium, alkaline and Ni-cad batteries will be accepted as well.

Meds: Over the counter and most prescription drugs will be accepted, even if they are expired. The items must be left in the container.

*The following medicines WILL NOT be accepted: Schedule 1 Narcotics

Electronics: Electronic (E-Scrap) items will be accepted regardless of working condition.

The following E-Scrap items will be accepted on September 25 at ecoDepot:

COMPUTER MONITORS            TELEVISIONS ($10 Fee Required)         MICROWAVE OVENS

COMPUTER CPU’s                    STEREOS                                             TELEPHONES

LAPTOPS                                 COPIERS                                              CB RADIOS

PRINTERS                                VIDEO MACHINES                                CD PLAYERS

DISK DRIVES                           VCRs                                                    PORTABLE RADIOS

FLOPPY DRIVES                      CAMCORDERS                         CELL PHONES

TEST & NETWORKING EQUIP.  CAMERAS (DIGITAL TOO)                     KEYBOARDS

MODEMS                                 RECORD PLAYERS                              SCANNERS

CURCUIT BOARDS                   SPEAKERS

ELECTRICAL PANELS               TYPEWRITERS

UPS / BATTERY BACK-UP        FAX MACHINES

CD ROMS                                 PROJECTORS

CABLES                                   COMPUTER MOUSE

                              

*The following E-Scrap items WILL NOT be accepted: Vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, De-humidifiers or humidifiers, gas-powered equipment, tires, household trash and NON-electronic equipment.

This event is being sposored by the Ecolife Group, a Georgia-based organization dedicated to educating and motivating healthy and sustainable living, and provides live entertainment, cooking demonstrations & tastings, eco-friendly products and solutions, variety of games and learning experiences for all ages.

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