81,000 pounds diverted from the water system/landfill
Brookhaven, GA, Nov. 01, 2021 – The City of Brookhaven, in partnership with the City of Chamblee and LiveThrive, hosted a very successful household Hazardous materials recycling event at the Brookhaven MARTA lot.
A total of 330 residents from Brookhaven and Chamblee were served by appointment only on Sept. 25. A total of 81,088 pounds of hazardous waste was diverted from the water system and landfill, as follows:
- Styrofoam, 540 Pounds
- Plastic Film, 622 Pounds
- Electronics, 24,000 Pounds
- Mattresses, 1,500 Pounds (20 mattresses)
- Household Goods, 611 Pounds
- Household Hazardous Waste, 53,815 pounds
While Brookhaven and Chamblee have partnered on several recycling events in the past, this is the first time the event was held in Brookhaven.
Live Thrive is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization working since 2010 to create a community that cares about a healthy and sustainable environment. Brookhaven partnered with LiveThrive as part of its Sustainable Brookhaven initiative, which is a way of governing and managing in pursuit of lasting economic, social, and environmental development that seeks to avoid and prevent the depletion or permanent damage of Brookhaven’s resources, which include the environment, built infrastructure, and civic capital that is the DNA of the City.