Earth Day 2023, April 22 – Events, Activities and Fun Facts
The Global Paint for Charity, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, and Gwinnett County Solid Waste Division & Partners invite you to join our 2023 Earth Day Celebration at Coolray Field (formerly known as Gwinnett Stadium), 2500 Buford Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, on Saturday, April 22nd, from 9 am – 12 pm. You will have the opportunity to drop off items that are usually more difficult to recycle, such as paint (Latex and Oil Paint), Electronics, and tires. Paper shredding will also be available.
This event is free to Gwinnett County residents. Gwinnett’s Earth Day Celebration is the world’s largest and oldest recycling event. Consistently attracting 3000-5,000 attendees and partner organizations. We expect to recycle over 6000 gallons of paint in just three hours.
Have you done any renovations to your home recently? Do you have leftover or unused paints from your projects that you can’t get rid of? Well, we have some good news for you. Celebrate 2023 Earth Day by bringing your leftover paint for proper disposal while supporting our free paint donation programs worldwide. Donate your leftover paints and help us change lives and beautify the world, one gallon at a time.
Here are some essential things to remember before you come:
Oil-based and Latex paint will be accepted and limited to 10 gallons per vehicle (Cans must contain 25% wet paint). Could you seal the lid of the containers (buckets and cans) tightly?
Electronics (monitor, TV, and printer)
Paper (shredding up to 5 copier boxes)
Tires are limited to eight tires per vehicle; no dealer tires.
All attendees should remain in their vehicles at all times
Items and materials to be recycled should be placed in disposable containers or boxes
Containers (Buckets or Cans of paint) or packs of quarts should be placed on the trunks or backs of vehicles, where they will be removed by Global Paint representatives and not returned.
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide in April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970 and included events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. It may be hard to imagine that before 1970, a factory could spew black clouds of toxic smoke into the air or dump tons of hazardous and toxic waste into landfills, which was perfectly legal. There was no Clean Air Act, no U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), no Clean Water Act, and most importantly, no legal or regulatory guidelines or tools to protect our environment. They could not be taken to court to stop illegal dumping.
Recycling is good for the earth, so in honor of the 2023 Earth Day event, Global Paint and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful encourages you to protect our planet and not abuse it. Please check our TAKE ACTION page for information about organizing a Paint Drive in your community, or to learn more, visit www.globalpaints.org -TAKE ACTION!!
Volunteer opportunities: Registration is encouraged.
If you want community service hours or an exciting activity to make a difference on Earth Day this year, this will be a fantastic event to join. While the event will be from 9 am-noon, volunteers are needed from 7:30 am to 1 pm to help set up and unload the vehicles and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm to help unload the paint donation at Global Paint’s Center. You must arrive at least 8 am or 1 pm to volunteer. If you want to help with this opportunity, please arrive early. The minimum commitment is 5 hours, and all volunteers will receive a free Earth Day T-shirt, PPE, masks, gloves, and a safety vest. To sign up as a volunteer for this event, please register on this site or visit Volunteer – Global Paint for Charity, or click https://www.globalpaints.org/volunteer/