Saturday, November 12, 2011
Alpharettans got a chance to dispose of their outdated electronics, when the PTA partnered up with IMS, a California-based electronic recycling company.
This morning the PTA of Manning Oaks Elementary School joined forces with electronic recycling organization IMS, and invited the public to drop off their old computers and modems to be put to better use. IMS’s general manager in Decatur, Don Schwendeman, hopes events like this won’t be just a one-time deal. “We hope to raise awareness in the community by teaming up with local schools and nonprofits,” Schwendeman said. “The laws of the land are changing where things can’t just be thrown in a landfill. And we're working to help [the community] understand our regulatory duties.” Some states have recycling regulations, where manufacturers and individuals can’t dispose their electronics into landfills. Which helps in stunting lead and mercury …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Although the city won't participate in the Bulky Trash Amnesty Day with Roswell and Milton anymore, electronics recycling, hazardous waste disposal events are still scheduled.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Alpharetta no longer participates in the Bulky Trash Amnesty Collection with neighboring Roswell and Milton, but that's not because the city doesn't want residents to safely dump these items. Alpharetta residents can schedule free pick-ups of bulky trash items curbside by calling 678-407-6216. "Alpharetta residents should use their curbside service option and not attend the Bulky Trash Day Collection," said Terry Porter, the city's Environmental Programs coordinator. Editor's Note: Roswell and Milton continue the Bulky Trash program on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m.-noon. The city's spokesperson, Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard, said this fits with one of its goals as a Certified Green Community. The following are additional …
Monday, July 4, 2011
Many local stores are offering fantastic deals in honor of the holiday today.
Holidays always bring the sales and this one is no exception. Most stores will be open on the Fourth but be sure to check their hours if you plan on going in later as many will close early. But, before the fireworks, be sure to check out the great deals that local stores are offering. Here is a list of the best ones I found going on right now in Alpharetta and Milton. Best Buy has some great promotions throughout the entire store. If you are in the market for appliances, televisions and large purchases, this is a great day to do some shopping around. Most of the larger stores can compete with the prices at Best Buy today. Smaller purchases like video games are a good purchase here today. Best Buy has some video games for Xbox, DS, PS3 or …