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Roswell to Hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Roswell to Hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection

ROSWELL, GA -- The City of Roswell Environmental / Public Works Department will hold its 4th annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, Feb. 19.

The event is for Roswell residents only -- no commercial entities.

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.

Notice of Chattahoochee River Area Public Scoping Period

Notice of Chattahoochee River Area Public Scoping Period

SANDY SPRINGS, GA -- The National Park Service (NPS) will be initiating an Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider alternatives and environmental impacts related to a proposed trail project that includes sections within the boundary of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

The trail project is sponsored by the City of Roswell as part of the Roswell Riverside multi-use trail and would serve as a link within the overall trail plan for the area.

The purpose of the trail would be to extend the existing riverside trail system along Willeo Road between Azalea Road and Willeo Park.

Prior to initiating the EA, the NPS is seeking comments and input from the public during a 30-day project scoping period.

Under this project, Roswell is proposing to extend the existing riverside trail system that curren

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.

Keep Roswell Beautiful Looking for Green Businesses

ROSWELL, GA -- Keep Roswell Beautiful, an organization that promotes environmental responsibility and action, is looking for businesses that show environmental sustainability and responsibility.

The Green Business Designation Program was created to recognize Roswell businesses that are recycling, taking water conservation measures, using electricity wisely and otherwise doing business in an environmentally friendly fashion.

The program is divided into three levels, with each level building on the next.

The first level includes a pledge, becoming a Business Partner of KRB, designating a contact person within the company and completing three items in each category -- Pollution Prevention, Energy Conservation, Solid Waste Reduction and Water Conservation.

Celebrate America Recycles Day at the Recycling Center

ROSWELL, GA -- On Saturday, Nov. 6 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., residents and customers of the Roswell Recycling Center (11570 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta, 30009) are invited to a customer appreciation event.

The first 100 cars will receive a special America Recycles Day gift, and from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Atlanta Recycling Solutions will be grilling hot dogs for customers and staff.

Keep Roswell Beautiful will be on hand with their mascot, KiRBy, and handing out information and other giveaways.

Bulky Trash Amnesty Day in North Fulton

FULTON COUNTY, GA -- The Public Works Departments of Roswell, Alpharetta and Milton, along with Keep Roswell Beautiful, are joining together to offer residents a chance to clean out their garages, basements and attics, and dispose of unwanted items at no charge.

On Saturday, Oct. 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., residents of Roswell, Alpharetta and Milton may bring certain items to the Roswell Public Works Divison (1810 Hembree Road, Roswell, 30076). Proof of residency will be required; utility bills are preferred, but Roswell residents with the city window decal do not need any other form of identification.

This event has been popular in the past, so some delays are expected. Materials will only be accepted on-site on the day of the event.