Live in Forsyth County? Need to recycle paint or electronics? You’re in luck

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Keep Forsyth County Beautiful invites residents to participate in their upcoming paint and electronics recycling event on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds’ parking lot 3 off of Castleberry Road.

“This event is something that the staff looks forward to being a part of, every spring and fall. The number of items collected in the 4-hour period grows each year and shows that the community is dedicated to keeping these items out of landfills.”

Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright

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 or oil paint is $13 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 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 Keep Forsyth Beautiful at (770) 205-4573 or email kfcb@forsythco.com.