Dalton Recycling

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Updated: 1/06 9:43 am
DALTON, GA (WDEF-TV) The Keep Dalton-Whitefield Beautiful movement continues as they collect potentially hazardous material to recycle them properly.

A group of volunteers down at Home Depot collected live Christmas Trees and old electronics for people who were getting rid of them after this holiday season.

Many don’t know electronics contains harmful material such as lead, mercury and plastics that can be harmful to the environment.

Volunteer Paul Yarbrough, who works for Reworx Recycling, knows this could be a major problem.

He said, “When you take something that is an electronic device and you throw it in to the landfill, you potentially are putting at risk some hazardous chemicals that get leaching back into the soil and to the water system."

Reworx Recycling is an organization that collects and recycles electronics properly.

Liz Swafford is the Executive Director of Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful. She understands by recycling you are helping the environment. The live Christmas tree mulching will go back into the ground like it is intended.

Today’s effort was also a time to educate people that there are always center for you to donate your waste properly.
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