Two recent efforts organized Keep Forsyth County Beautiful — an electronics recycling event and a Rivers Alive cleanup — proved successful.
During the electronics recycling Oct. 27, some 240 vehicles dropped off items at the Cumming Fairgrounds.
On Nov. 3, nearly 125 volunteers helped pick up trash and other items along local waterways.
The recycling effort collected more than 29,000 pounds of electronics, including 195 monitors, 169 personal computers and 99 televisions.
Volunteers during the Rivers Alive event gathered more than 200 pounds of debris.
The cleanup began at Mary Alice Park in Cumming before volunteers fanned out to creeks, streams and parts of Lake Lanier.
After cleaning, they returned to the park for a picnic lunch, which was provided by the city of Cumming.
Tammy Wright, environmental program manager for Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, thanked volunteers who participated in both events.
“We are very appreciative of all the volunteers who came out to make a difference in our community and the environment,” she said in a statement.
In addition to electronics recycling events, which are held twice a year at the fairgrounds, the county offers electronics recycling daily at the Tolbert Street Recycling Center.
The center, 351 Tolbert St., is open from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It’s closed on Sundays and all holidays.
Electronics accepted at the center include computers, keyboards, laptops, VCRs, cameras and phones.
A fee of $2 is charged for one item dropped off at the center, while two items are $4 and unlimited items are accepted for $5.
There is an additional $12 charge for TVs. No wooden console or projection TVs are accepted.