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Power up for electronics recycling
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Electronics Recycling Days in Liberty County are coming up on March 28-31. This is a great chance to make room in those crowded storage areas at home and at work. Donate a variety of out-of-date electronic equipment that’s been taking up space. We will have containers at drop-off sites in three locations open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Hinesville at the old hospital site on Highway 84, Midway at the Isle of Wight Solid Waste Convenience Center at Highway 84, and Gum Branch at the Solid Waste Convenience Center at Highway 196.
We can accept a wide assortment of items, including computers and computer accessories — keyboards, hard drives, printers, circuit boards, etc.— radios, CD players, eight tracks, CB radios, microwave ovens, fax machines, copiers, cameras and televisions. So take a look around because you may be surprised at how much out of date equipment you have. Technology changes so rapidly now that many items are upgraded every year. The recycling company we are coordinating with on this project makes every effort to recycle every component possible on the items that are collected. This saves needed landfill space and reduces the amount of toxins in landfills. So do something good for the environment, clean out your closets.
Hinesville’s Officer Michael Trombley and Code Enforcement Officer Maureen Mobley are working hard on major clean up efforts in Hinesville on April 21 and 28. On April 21 at least 18 neighborhoods are having neighborhood cleanups in Hinesville. These projects are being coordinated through local Neighborhood Watch Groups. We would love for all the neighborhoods to host cleanups, so contact your Neighborhood Watch coordinator to volunteer or to get a cleanup scheduled in your neighborhood. Cleanups are set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21, so get involved and make your neighborhood shine. We also have a roadside cleanup of Highway 84 from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28. Teams will be divided up to clean five miles of Highway 84 from city limits sign to city limits sign.
Michael and Maureen have quite a number of groups committed to help already, but are still looking for more. You can register with a group or as an individual and be assigned to an area. There is plenty to do. We will also have volunteers cleaning up areas of Peacock Canal as well. Volunteers should meet at the old hospital site on Highway 84 at 8 am on Saturday, April 28. We will have supplies, drinks, food, and, hopefully, a whole lot of fun on this day. So plan on joining us and make Hinesville shine! To volunteer, contact Officer Trombley at 368-8211or  
The nity of Flemington is also having a roadside cleanup on Saturday, April 21 from 8 am -noon. We will be cleaning along the Old Sunbury Road and also the Peacock Canal area in Flemington. Volunteers should plan to meet at the city hall of Flemington at 8 a.m. We will have supplies and refreshments available for all of our volunteers. We need you, good citizens of Flemington, to come out and help and have some fun, too. To volunteer, contact Terri at Flemington City Hall at 877-3223 or
We still have projects in the planning stages in a number of other communities so if you want to get involved, call me at 368-4888.  A great community project is just waiting for you to volunteer!
Reminders about upcoming events with the Great American Cleanup:
• March 28-31: Electronics Recycling Days. Drop-off sites at old hospital site in Hinesville, Midway Isle of Wight Solid Waste Convenience Center, and Gum Branch Solid Waste Convenience Center  6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Call 368-4888.
• March 24: 1 p.m. Whitewash Party for historic Seabrook School. Contact 884-7008 to volunteer. Refreshments provided.
• March 31: 9 a.m. St Catherine’s Island Beach Cleanup
• April 17: 5-7 p.m. Kids Earth Day at the Park   Fun for the whole family! A fun afternoon at Bradwell Park in downtown Hinesville including a sidewalk chalk art contest, environmental exhibits, food and prizes, and the hilarious but educational program “Water, Water Everywhere”  
• April 21: 8 a.m.-noon Neighborhood Watch Cleanups. Contact Officer Michael Trombley at 368-8211 or your local Neighborhood Watch coordinator.
• April 21: 8 a.m.-noon city of Flemington Cleanup on Old Sunbury Road and Peacock Canal. Contact Terri at Flemington City Hall at 877-3223 or to volunteer.
• April 22: Earth Day  To receive church bulletin inserts for your church on Earth Day and environmental stewardship, call the KLCB office at 368-4888.
• April 28: 8 a.m.-noon Hinesville’s Highway 84 “Cleanup to the Limits.” To volunteer, call Officer Michael Trombley at 368-8211 or KLCB at 368-4888.
• TBA cleanup dates in Midway, Riceboro, Walthourville, Lake George, Woodland Lakes and more. To help in these areas, call KLCB at 368-4888.
• May 17-19: Old Tire Roundup in Liberty County. No commercial customers! Noncommercial and Liberty County residents only may participate. Call 368-4888.
• May 19: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Recycle It! Fair at the old hospital site on Highway 84. Help local organizations and nonprofits collect items for recycling from old athletic shoes, plastic bottles, cell phones, aluminum cans, to even old cars. Any non-profit groups wishing to participate should contact KLCB at 368-4888. Clean out your closets and help your community too!
• March 1-May 31: Young Adult Liberty Leaders and local schools are spearheading a recycling collection for plastic bottles (soda and water type bottles) with the Students for Recycling national project. Please help these young leaders as they lead this drive for our community.
Midway Middle School Builders Club is collecting athletic shoes for recycling through the Nike Grind project. So start gathering those shoes, because all parts of these shoes can be recycled!  
For more information on Keep Liberty County Beautiful programs, call Sara Ann Swida at 368-4888 or
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