Bulky Waste Round Up! this Saturday, April 20

Banner at one of the participating schools announcing Bulky Waste Round Up 2013.

Banner at one of the participating schools announcing Bulky Waste Round Up 2013.

Annual Bulky Waste and Electronics Collection Day for Whitfield County

The 2013 Bulky Waste Round Up is scheduled for this Saturday, April 20, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at four drop-off locations in Whitfield County. During the event Whitfield county residents may properly dispose of or recycle bulky waste without paying transportation fees. The main location is the Old Dixie Hwy. Landfill and Convenience Center at 4189 Old Dixie Hwy. S.E., in Dalton. Additional locations are the parking lots for Westside Middle School, the old Eastbrook Middle School building, and North Whitfield Middle School.

Bulky waste refers to items that are too big for a typical household garbage can, like furniture and appliances. Each of the four drop-off locations will be accepting bulky waste, and small amounts of home remodeling debris for proper disposal. Scrap metal, and electronics will also be collected for recycling. Electronics include items like computers, digital cameras, cell phones, printers, scanners, and laptops. There is a limit of one television accepted per vehicle.

The Old Dixie Landfill and Convenience Center is the only location accepting Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) that includes items such as household pesticides, swimming pool chemicals, varnish and latex paints. For a complete list of HHW please visit www.DWSWA.org or call 706-277-2545.

The Bulky Waste Round Up is for residents of Whitfield County, and only residential or household waste will be accepted. Tires are not included in this event and should be disposed of at a Convenience Center for a minimal fee. For questions about a particular item call 706-278-5001.

If you are unable to attend the event this year, please note that Household Hazardous Waste is accepted at the Old Dixie Hwy. Landfill and Convenience Center on the third Saturday of every month from 7 am to 2 pm. Electronics, scrap metal, and bulky waste are accepted year round for no charge at the same location, Monday thru Friday 7 am to 6 pm, and Saturday 7 am to 3 pm.

No matter what you need to drop-off or when, don't forget to secure your load for cleaner roads. Tie down and put a tarp on items placed in the back of a pick-up truck or trailer.

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful, the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority, and Whitfield County Public Works organize this annual event. For more information or to volunteer, call Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful at 706-226-6211, visit www.keepdaltonwhitfieldbeautiful.org, or e-mail lswafford@dwswa.org.