The 7th Annual America Recycles Day Paint Drive Was a Record Breaker
The 7th Annual America Recycles Day held at Coolray Field, Home of the Gwinnett Braves in Lawrenceville on November 17th was a record breaker. The Gwinnett County Residents donated 110 buckets, 18 quarts, and 2821 cans which are equivalent to 3,375.2 gallons of paint to support the Global Paint for Charity’s mission. We found 471 cans and 37 buckets which were 25% full or half full but no empty containers. Some of it is set to go to the Westside Atlanta community where it will be used to paint murals and other art projects in partnership with many local Artists, the Wonder Wood Foundation and the 53rd Super Bowl Host Committee. The game is scheduled to be played on February 3, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia.
The 3 hours recycling event was filled with several other activities including paper shredding, tires recycling, cartridges, used clothes donation, and electronics. There were an estimated 4,000 residents who brought items to the stadium during the recycling event on Nov. 17. Many participants felt it was quite significant and rewarding to donate their unwanted paint to GPC and plan to let their neighbors and local newspaper know about other GPC’s programs.
America Recycles Day event provided the opportunity for the Global Paint team members to work closely with the staffs from the Gwinnett County Solid Waste & Recovered Materials Division, Gwinnett Cleaning & Beautiful, their major partners, and other agencies on a collective effort to raise awareness about recycling to help preserve our beautiful planet and give back.
Many thanks to the greater Gwinnett County residences and businesses for their wonderful support for the past seven (7) years. We thank the Gwinnett Solid Waste and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful along with all their agents and staffs who always helped make this event a great success. A special thank you goes out to all Gwinnett County officials and Police Officers who made sure the event ran smoothly, safely and successfully.
We couldn’t have done it without your help and generous support.