The annual Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding event brought out numerous people ready to rid themselves of their old papers and outdated electronic equipment.
About 30 volunteers, including people from Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful, Pratt Recycling Inc., Rockdale County employees and court-appointed community service workers, woke up Saturday morning to either help dump paper, stack electronics or direct traffic at the event.
Tonya Parker, director of community affairs for Rockdale County,says an event like this helps to spread KCRB's message and help the community.
"It is keeping people from dumping (electronics) in the garbage can or filling up the landfill with electronics, particularly TV and computer monitors that can be harmful to the environment," she said just after explaining to a young volunteer how to categorize a leaf blower a person wanted to dump.
Professional electronics recycling and paper shredding companies handled all items on site under the supervision of government staff.
September is recycling month in Rockdale. The half-day recycling event at the Rockdale County Government Annex, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, is on of KCRB's initiative's for September.
The event is scheduled to last four hours from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.