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How you can get rid of paints, batteries and other hazardous materials
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An upcoming event can help Forsyth County residents get rid of unsafe materials stored at their homes.

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, partnering with the Forsyth County Department of Recycling and Solid Waste and the city of Cumming, will host a household hazardous waste recycling and disposal event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot 3, at 235 Castleberry Road.

“This event provides a great opportunity for residents to responsibly recycle household hazardous materials,” Forsyth County Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright said in a news release. “Things that people use every day, such as cleaning supplies and paint, can be hazardous not only to people but the environment if not disposed of properly.”

Items such as paints, cleaners, oils, fuels, batteries, florescent or HID lightbulbs, herbicides and pesticides will be accepted, though items like medical waste, needles, ammunition, explosives, pharmaceuticals and non-hazardous items will not be accepted.

A full list of accepted items and online registration is currently open at Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the maximum amount of materials or vehicles is reached.

There is no cost for disposals, but a $5 donation to support KFCB programming is requested.

More information can be found by emailing or calling 770-205-2473.