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Keep Carroll Beautiful to host the Spring 2023 Household Hazardous Waste and Paper Shredding Amnesty Event

(Last Updated On: May 12, 2023)

The upcoming Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Paper Shredding event will be held in partnership with Carroll County Solid Waste Department on Saturday, May 20th, 2023, between 9 am and 1 pm. This year’s event will take place in the OFS Furukawa campus parking lot, off 399 Adamson Industrial Boulevard, in Carrollton, Georgia.

This free amnesty event provides all residents of Carroll County the perfect opportunity to safely dispose of many potentially hazardous materials used in homes, gardens, and garages. Included in the collection are all types of paint and paint products; caustic cleaners – acid or alkaline; garden chemicals, including fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides; vehicle fluids, all sorts of batteries, and fluorescent tube bulbs, and items containing lead and mercury. For a full list of accepted materials and exclusions, please visit https://www.keepcarrollbeautiful.org/recycling/hhw/.

At the same time, the Paper Shredding part of the event will provide a free way to safely dispose of post-tax-season financial documents, medical records, and any other sensitive paperwork. We partner with Access to shred and destroy your confidential files beyond reconstruction and dispose of them securely and in an environmentally friendly manner. However, we cannot guarantee the files will be shredded on-site.

This year’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Paper Shredding Event is sponsored by Carroll County Government, OFS A Furukawa Company, Century 21 Novus, and KCB’s media partner – Gradick Communications. The event could not have been hosted without ongoing partnerships with Strong Sustainable Southwire and Carroll County Solid Waste Department. The 2023 amnesty events are supported through grant funding from the Alice Huffard Richards Foundation, Carroll EMC Foundation, Community Foundation of West Georgia, and the Georgia EPD Recycling, Waste Reduction, and Diversion Grant. Keep Carroll Beautiful would like to extend our appreciation to our sponsors, partners, and individual donors for their generous support.

Keep Carroll Beautiful is the certified Keep America Beautiful affiliate serving Carroll County, Georgia. Through education, litter programs, beautification efforts, and recycling events, our organization is working towards the goal of a clean, green, safe, and beautiful community. Since 2005, Keep Carroll Beautiful and many local partners have diverted tons of hazardous materials from landfills and, if possible, sent those materials to certified recycling centers.