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Holidays mean it’s time to start recycling your old stuff
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I cannot believe it is November already! Where did the year go? As you start planning for the holidays and buying gifts for others, you might want to look at what you have in your home. 

Just as you buy gifts, you may receive gifts and will need a place to store them. You may want to start a check list to prepare for all the holiday activities like checking old decorations to see if new ones need to be purchased. 

Are you going to get a real tree or use a tree you may have already? What new items like, cell phones, tablets, laptops, computers, new game systems, and other items will you get for your family and friends, or receive from them? 

Room will have to be made for all those gifts you plan to make, buy, or receive. You may need to clean out clothes closets, shoe racks, spare rooms, and children’s toy boxes, to make room for new holiday gifts.

Cleaning out areas and looking for ways to recycle is a great way to help our environment. If items can be re-used or recycled they do not end up in landfills, which minimizes the amount of toxins that can leach out of household hazardous items like electronics into the environment. One of the easiest ways to make a daily difference for a healthy environment is to recycle throughout the year. 

Keep Liberty Beautiful provides quarterly events to make recycling household items easier with our Recycle It! Fairs. 

At these fairs we have collections for numerous household items that cannot be dropped off at local recycling drop off centers. This quarter’s fairs are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at three convenient locations:

Liberty County Health Department - 1113 East Oglethorpe Hwy in Hinesville

Liberty County Community Complex - 9397 East Oglethorpe in Midway

Walthourville City Hall - 222 Busbee Drive in Walthourville 

Here are the items we will recycle on November 23, 2019:

• Electronics and electronic accessories 

• Cell phones and accessories

• Household paint (the cans must be sealed well and clean- not rusted- and, at least, half full) this paint is donated for reuse purposes and so it must be viable. If you have old paint is inadequate containers, please open the cans, add either sand or cat litter and let the paint dry up completely so that you can then toss the cans in the regular garbage. 

• LED, CFL’s and fluorescent light bulbs 

• used motor oil and antifreeze 

• Car batteries. 

• household batteries

• printer ink and toner cartridges

• telephone books, large sale catalogs and books

• household goods and clothes and shoes (gently used, please)

• old prescription medications and over the counter medications (no needles or syringes or liquids)

 So start now. Take a look at what is in your closets, and storage rooms, and junk drawers in time to have a very happy holiday with all of your new stuff. Make every day an environmentally-kind day by making a difference with Keep Liberty Beautiful! We do have a couple of events coming up this month:

America Recycles Day is November 15th and you can take a step to start recycling or to recycle more by taking the pledge at

Rivers Alive in GumBranch on Saturday, Nov, 23, from 9 a.m. until noon. You can sign up online at SignUpGenius and search for or you can contact Keep Liberty Beautiful at (912) 880-4888 or email  

Recycle It! Fairs on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. 

For more information on any of these events or if you want to get involved with Keep Liberty Beautiful please call (912) 880-4888 or email 

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