Hello everyone!

Spring is here and with that comes spring cleaning of our homes and workspaces.

While making your space tidy you can also make a decision to help our environment and recycle those unwanted items like clothes, electronics, metals, cardboard, plastic and paint.

With the annual Earth Day Celebration at Georgia Tech coming on April 20 and Earth Share Georgia’s many events throughout the month of April, I would like to encourage you to begin small subtle changes in your daily routine to recycle more at home and at work. Turn off lights when you leave the room, maybe even begin composting your food scraps. Farmer D Organics has cool compost frames and systems and can help you get set up.  If you don’t have a garden that would benefit from the beautiful humus soil that composting eventually generates, donate your gold to a community garden or local school garden.

Before you know it with small steps your modified new behavior will have you on the path to living more sustainable.

Keep Atlanta Beautiful is the recycling center and drop off facility name in Buckhead and Brookhaven to take advantage of. They have 2 locations that host community recycling on the first and second Saturdays every month.

If you have bulk items and want to schedule a pickup, Green Junk Removal is a great resource for residential and commercial customers. They take in a wide range of materials from furniture, appliances, medical equipment, construction debris, electronics and more. 

Take a drive into the city of Atlanta and visit the CHaRM Center for Hard to Recycle Materials.

Live Thrive is a gem of a facility that handles everything you can think of to be recycled and they re-purpose all materials that come there.

Finally, for all your old clothing, check out Charity Recycling. They will collect your textiles and pay you for them. This is an absolute great fundraiser for schools, churches or non-profit organizations looking to help our environment while raising cash for projects. Contact aburroughs@charityrecyclingservice.com.

Now after all that recycling, you might get hungry. Let’s talk sustainable food choices. Get out on Saturday mornings and visit the Brookhaven Farmers Market for farm fresh vegetables and fruits every Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Peachtree Road Farmers Market opens for the season April 7, 8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW.

Happy spring! And here’s to you living a more sustainable lifestyle.