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Shredding, Electronics Recycling Event, Saturday April 13

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A free electronics recycling and paper shredding event will take place at the Peachtree Corners City Hall at 310 Technology Parkway on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon – OR UNTIL TRUCKS ARE FULL.

Residents of Peachtree Corners are invited to recycle electronics and shred unwanted documents. The city has hired Proshred and eWaste-ePlanet for the event. GATES WILL OPEN AT 9.A.M.

Residents are limited to five (5) medium-size boxes of paper materials. Most electronics are free to recycle. LCD flat screen monitors are free to recycle. There is a fee for CRT (large-backed, heavy monitors or televisions) of .40 per pound. E-waste staff will weigh the devices and collect payment directly. Cash or checks are accepted.  

This event is open to Peachtree Corners residents ONLY.

 ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONICS

  • Personal Computers
  • Floppy/Disk Drives
  • CD-Roms
  • Circuit Boards
  • PC Power Supplies
  • Keyboards
  • Mouse/Mice
  • PC Monitors
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Fax Machines
  • Copiers
  • Music/VCR/CD-Players
  • Typewriters
  • Test Equipment
  • Networking Equipment
  • Modems
  • UPS Batteries
  • Cell Phones
  • Phones
  • Scanners
  • Wire/Cabling
  • Servers

Shredding Guidelines:

OK to Shred:

  • Anything made of paper. No need to remove:
    • Staples
    • Paper clips
    • Binder clips
    • Hanging folders (with metal strips)
    • Manila folders
    • Paper board legal binders
    • Spiral notebook binders
    • Thin plastic sheet protectors
    • Books

Cannot shred:

  • Must remove (in advance):
    • 3-ring binders
    • X-Rays
    • Plastic (such as CD cases or plastic folders)
    • Office supplies (pens, staplers, etc.)
    • Computer cables
    • Cell phones
    • Batteries (combustible)
    • Food or other garbage

If you, or your company, would like to volunteer at this event, please contact Jennifer Howard at jhoward@peachtreecornersga.gov

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Memorial Day – City Hall Closed, Waste Collection Delayed One Day

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City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. City Hall will resume normal business hours, (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on Tuesday, May 28.

Memorial Day is a trash and recycling holiday for Waste Management; the collection will be delayed by one day for the entire week (i.e. Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday; Tuesday’s on Wednesday; Wednesday’s on Thursday; Thursday’s on Friday; and Friday’s on Saturday.)

Please have your trash at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day.

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Councilmember Sadd Among 2019 Leadership Gwinnett Graduating Class

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Councilmember Phil Sadd, who represents Post 1, is among the 39 local leaders to graduate from the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2019.

Sadd was selected last spring for the prestigious nine-month program that began in August 2018. The class represented diverse industries including education, law, corporate, nonprofit, technology, health care, politics and government. All who graduate are more knowledgeable about the issues and challenges facing Gwinnett County and are more connected to the county’s decision makers and leaders, according to a 2018 Deloitte alumni impact survey.

“I entered into the leadership Gwinnett program already in a leadership position and feeling like I was doing the most I could,” said Sadd. “Leadership Gwinnett was the key to unlocking my additional growth. Because of the connections I’ve made and things I’ve learned, my potential has expanded.”

The Leadership Gwinnett program is designed to educate, equip and engage diverse leaders and inspire civic involvement. During the program the class participated in two major retreats, eight monthly study groups and seven learning days.The program included presentations from 150 speakers covering topics such as leadership in a world class community, infrastructure, economics, education, and health & human services.

“We are proud that Phil was selected to be part of the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2019,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “I know he benefitted immensely by participating and undoubtedly, the city will benefit as well.”

Leadership Gwinnett’s vision is to develop a thriving community sustained by an inclusive network of empowered leaders. Participants greatly understand civic and social issues and leverage their connections for Gwinnett’s greater good. From its founding in 1985, nearly 1,200 have graduated from the program.

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Peachtree Corners Earns 2nd Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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Gwinnett County’s newest city, Peachtree Corners, has been honored with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the second straight year. The award was presented by the Government Finance Officers Association, a national association focused on government finance policy and management.

The award represents a significant achievement by the city’s Finance Department and its Finance Director. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff in meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. It is the 6-year-old city’s second time applying for the award and signifies the city’s commitment to transparency in its budgeting process.

“The city is dedicated to fiscal responsibility at every level and this award proves our commitment,” said Brian Johnson, City Manager. “The award also illustrates the city’s commitment to communications in the budgeting process.”

To receive the budget award, the city had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the city’s budget serves as:

  • A policy document
  • A financial plan
  • An operations guide
  • A communications device

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the 14 mandatory criteria within each of those categories to receive the award.

“This is an important award that validates Peachtree Corners’ commitment to responsible and successful budgeting,” said Brandon Branham, Finance Director. “We strive for excellence in all financial matters and appreciate this national recognition for our ongoing efforts.”

The Government Finance Officers Association is a non-profit organization serving the needs of more than 19,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington D.C.

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