Cobb County Community Spirit



Keep these upcoming dates in mind to participate in important recycling and charitable donation programs.  Thanks to Cobb County for it’s leadership in these areas!

Keep Cobb Beautiful Electronics Day and Shoe Drive Saturday, Nov. 14   9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Jim R. Miller Park – 2245 Callaway Road Marietta, GA 30008 Piedmont Church – 570 Piedmont Road Marietta, GA 30066

Televisions will be accepted for $10 each.

 What can and cannot be recycled?

This year in addition to accepting your electronics, Keep Cobb Beautiful will be partnering with Soles4Souls to collect new or gently worn shoes.

Please bring your shoes, taped or tied together to the drop off collection boxes.

Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away more than 5.5 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 9 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in more than 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States.

 

Did You Know?

About Curbside Recycling

So you want to help the environment, do the right thing and start recycling at home. But you are not sure if your local trash hauler is really recycling what they pick up from your curb.

The official Code of Cobb County, under Solid Waste states; Sec. 102-65. Mandatory offer of recycling service.

(a) All collectors must offer to their residential customers the option of having their recyclable materials collected at least once a month. Recyclable materials to be collected shall include at a minimum the following items: newspaper and aluminum.

(b) All collectors must offer an appropriate container, bags or other type of receptacle for those residential customers opting for this recycling service. Any collector providing such a container, bags or other type of receptacle to any residential customer may charge a fee for such a container, bags or other type of receptacle.

(c) In no event shall any of the recyclable materials collected pursuant to this optional recycling service be disposed of in any landfill.

Be an educated consumer. When shopping for a residential hauler that includes recycling with your waste pick-up, ask these questions.

1. What recyclables do you accept?

The most commonly accepted recyclables are paper, plastic(1-7), aluminum, steel, glass, and cardboard.

2. Do I separate my trash from recyclable materials?

Trash and recyclables need to be separated. There are NO local transfer stations (the place where your hauler takes the collected trash.) that will pull recyclables from residential waste. You will need one waste container and one recyclable container. Most recyclables can be combined into one container, making it easier for you. This is called comingled or single stream recycling.

3. When you put your recyclables out to be picked up, they should be picked up by a separate truck or placed into a compartment on the truck separate from trash.

4. Where are my recyclables taken?

Recyclable materials (paper, plastic, aluminum, steel glass, cardboard) are taken to a MRF (materials recovery facility), where they are separated.

5. What if I witness a hauler dumping trash and recyclables together in the same pick-up? If you see that your hauler is mixing trash and recyclables together there is something you can do about it. This is a County Code violation, and you can call Code Enforcement at 770-528-2125. Remember to have the hauling company name (truck number if possible), location, date and time you saw the violation occur.

Remember, if you don’t get the answers you want to hear, shop around! There are many competitive and reliable waste haulers, in service in Cobb County that do offer responsible curbside recycling options. Keep Cobb Beautiful thanks you for your efforts to improve our environment.

 

Please Support Diaper Day In Cobb

Founded by a concerned group of community leaders, the Cobb Diaper Day Committee hopes to raise awareness that, in tough economic times, securing the most basic needs—having diapers to care for infants and children– is a challenge that low-income families regularly face. To learn more, email Barbara Hickey, committee chairman, at esatlanta@bellsouth.net .

Join us on Oct. 26 at 5:00 p.m. at Glover Park on the Marietta Square with your diapers.

Low-Income families face:

 Food Stamps do not include hygiene products such as diapers.

Diapers are expensive.

Daycare centers require parents to provide their own diapers.

Diaper rash and crying lead to more stress in the home.

Local support agencies ( MUST and C.A.M.P.) can only dispense diapers 4-6 times a year per client.

Call 770-819-8818 for questions or pick-up

Little Things Often Make A Big Difference

Thanks to the organizers of these events as well as to the wonderful citizens of Cobb County who support them!  Cobb County Georgia is a terrific place to live

Author:Anne Ortiz (Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta)