Forsyth County, Georgia– Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to participate in their upcoming paint and electronics recycling event on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds’ parking lot 3 off of Castleberry Road.
“Every spring and fall our staff and volunteers look forward to this event,” Environmental Program
Manager Tammy Wright said. “We get to be amazed by how many recyclables are collected in a 4-hour period and kept
out of landfills.”
Accepted items for the electronics recycling event include desktop computers, laptops, printers,
stereos, CD players, cell phones, gaming consoles and controllers, and more. An additional $20 fee
will apply for each television and an additional $10 fee will apply for each computer monitor. In addition
to recycling fees, a minimum donation of $5 per carload is requested. Please note that only cash payments will be accepted.
Latex and oil-based paints in their original containers will also be accepted. The cost to dispose of latex paint is $12 for a 5- gallon bucket, $5 for a 2-gallon bucket, $3 for a 1-gallon can and $1 for a 1-quart
can or smaller. The cost to dispose of oil-based paints is $17 for a 5-gallon bucket, $4 for a 1-galloncan, $2 for a 1-quart can and $1 for a 1-pint can. The cost is $1 for any type of spray can.
Some items, such as large wooden console televisions, projector televisions, toaster ovens and
refrigerators, will not be accepted during the event. For a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable items, visit keepforsythcountybeautiful.org and click on the ‘Recycling/Disposal’ tab, call KFCB at (770) 205-4573 or email kfcb@forsythco.com.