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Bulky recycling, paper shredding services this weekend

Bulky recycling, paper shredding services this weekend

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- To aid in the perennial ritual of spring cleaning, Johns Creek Solid Waste Division and Keep Johns Creek Beautiful are holding a Bulky Recycling Day on Saturday, Apr. 16.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Johns Creek residents can bring bulky items to the Medlock Bridge Shopping Center (6000 Medlock Bridge Parkway, 30022).

There will also be a document shredder available to help dispose of old or sensitive records. The shredding is free, but participants are asked to bring no more than 10 boxes of paper.

This is not considered a trash day.

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Spring is just around the corner! Get a jump-start on your outdoor living plans Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m.-noon. Eric King, ASLA, owner of King Landscaping, and Rick Goldstein, a registered architect and co-owner of MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], will share decades of experience creating inviting outdoor living spaces.

"Easy Hardscaping" is a free crash course that will showcase the best (and worst) ideas in building patios, walks and walls for your home landscape. It will be held at the MOSAIC office, located at 2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300.

Feel free to invite a friend. To R.S.V.P., send an e-mail with your name and the number of attendees to sylvia@mosaicgroupatlanta.com or call 770.670.6022. Space is limited.


Metro Atlanta Communities Recognized for Sustainability Programs

Metro Atlanta Communities Recognized for Sustainability Programs

ATLANTA -- Several cities and counties in the Metro Atlanta area are among the latest jurisdictions to earn Green Communities certification for leadership in reducing their environmental impact.

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) presented certifications to local officials at the Wednesday, Dec. 1 board meeting.

The city of Alpharetta became one of the first communities in the region to attain Gold certification for its sustainability initiatives. Cherokee County, Fulton County and the cities of Dunwoody and Woodstock all received bronze certification.

Green Communities certification is earned by implementing policies and practices in 10 categories, ranging in energy efficiency and green building to transportation and water efficiency.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree, Beautify Johns Creek

Recycle Your Christmas Tree, Beautify Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The City of Johns Creek and Keep North Fulton Beautiful invite residents to recycle their old Christmas trees after the holidays at "Bring One for the Chipper" on Saturday, Jan. 8.

Johns Creek residents may drop off their undecorated trees at the Home Depot (5950 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 30097) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Trees will be chipped into mulch by the Davey Tree Expert Company.

Christmas Kick-Off Event at Pike Nursery, November 27th

On November 27, from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., Pike Nurseries will host their Christmas Kick-Off Event, which boasts hot apple cider and appetizers from Proof of the Pudding for guests to savor while selecting the perfect Christmas tree. During this time, they are offering guests 10% off of their entire purchase and another 10% of each purchase will be donated to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Following the Christmas Kick-Off event, Pike Nurseries will host two Williamsburg Wreath Decorating Workshops on November 27 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., where Pike Nurseries instructors will help attendees create their own personal wreath for the holidays. 

The $30 supply fee provides participants with a fresh evergreen wreath, fruits, nuts and berries with which to create a beautiful and lush wreath inspired by Christmas in historic Williamsburg.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Day in Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- It's time to get rid of those old cans of paint and insecticide that have been sitting in the garage for years.

The City of Johns Creek, Keep North Fulton Beautiful and The Home Depot are sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Johns Creek Home Depot (5950 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 30097).

"A lot of people don't want to just throw toxic liquids and material in the landfill, so they hang onto it," said James Swope, manager of Johns Creek Solid Waste.

Johns Creek to Host Household Hazardous Waste Workshop

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The Fulton County Public Works Department will host a free household hazardous waste workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The workshop will take place at the Ocee Branch Library (5090 Abbots Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 30005).

A typical home can contain many types of hazardous household products used for cleaning, painting, beautifying, lubricating and disinfecting the house, yard, workshop and garage. Chemical-based household products in a single home may seem insignificant, but when millions of homes across Georgia use similar products -- handling, storing and disposing of them improperly -- the combined effort can become a major problem.

The hazardous waste workshop will educate residents on how to use alternative household cleaners.