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Keep Liberty County Beautiful: November is the month for recycling
Karen Bell
Keep Liberty Beautiful Executive Director Karen Bell.

Dr. Karen Bell, Keep Liberty Beautiful.

November is here already. Time does fly by when you are having fun at work and with life in general. We are having fun at Keep Liberty Beautiful getting ready for America Recycles Day, and our local Recycle It! Fairs. We can’t wait to see all the Recycled Costumes entered in the 2nd Annual Halloween costume contest with Coastal Courier.

We have three KLB Recycle Contests going on with our local school system.

And there is still time to enter them by November 5, 2021. The contests are the Recycle Video Contest, Trailer Wrap Design Contest, and the Recycle Door Decorating Contest. Good Luck! Have you ever thought about why America Recycles Day is in November?

Well, here are my two cents. I guess with Christmas and News Year being right around the corner, we have to make room for the new things we may bring into the house. So, why not recycle before buying any holiday gifts for others or making room for gifts you may receive.

You might want to look at what you have in your home before going shopping.

You may want to start a checklist 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 things 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 reused or recycled, they do not end up in landfills, minimizing the number of toxins that can leak out of household hazardous items like electronics. 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. We have collections for numerous household items at these fairs that cannot be dropped off at local recycling drop-off centers. This quarter’s fairs are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.:

• Liberty County Community Complex - 9397 East Oglethorpe in Midway • Walthourville City Hall - 222 Busbee Drive in Walthourville Here are the items we will recycle:

• Electronics and electronic accessories

• Cell phones and accessories

• 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, storage, and junk drawers in time to have a happy holiday with all of your new stuff. Make every day an environmentally- kind day by making a difference with Keep Liberty Beautiful! Upcoming events:

• Recycle It! Fairs on Saturday, November 13, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

• America Recycles Day is Nov. 15, and you can take a step to start recycling or to recycle more by taking the pledge at https://americarecyclesday. org/pledge/

• Rivers Alive is still going on till Dec. 31. You can participate by contacting Keep Liberty Beautiful at (912) 880-4888 or email klcb@libertycountyga. com.

Remember that you can recycle every day and make a difference with Keep Liberty Beautiful.

You can call us at (912) 880-4888 or email klcb@libertycountyga.com for more information. You can also check out our website www.keeplibertybeautiful.org.

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