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Rivers Alive 2013

Every September, Keep Roswell Beautiful teams up with the City of Roswell, the Chattahoochee Nature Center, the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission to be part of Rivers Alive, Georgia’s annual river clean-up. Our state’s 70,100+ miles of rivers and streams need our help to remain viable resources for drinking water, recreation, and places of natural beauty.

The Chattahoochee is an especially important waterway in Georgia, so those of us fortunate enough to live nearby have both the responsibility and privilege to take care of it. This year, Roswell volunteers lent a hand from 8:30 AM until 11 AM with privet removal (privet is an invasive shrub) and litter pick-up at Riverside Park and the surrounding areas. Afterward, everyone enjoyed a cookout at Riverside Park.

Our business partners in this endeavor were Harry’s Farmers Market, SuperTARGET, Starbucks, Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell, and Windward Rotary. A special thanks to them for their support!

The Rivers Alive project is perfect for volunteers across the board: non-profits, corporations, community and civic groups, school groups, scouts, faith-based groups, individuals, and others looking to serve their community.
For more information, please contact Vicki Culbreth at 770-641-3715 or vculbreth@roswellgov.com.

By |October 16th, 2013|News|0 Comments|
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City of Roswell to hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event 2015

February 21, the City of Roswell Public Works/Environmental Department will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. This event is for Roswell residents only – no commercial entities please.

The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and will be held at 1810 Hembree Road (Public Works/Transportation/Fire Facilities).  Please note this event is not at the Roswell Recycling Center.

Items accepted:

Oil based paint
Paint thinner/turpentine
Pesticides including: fertilizers, herbicides, flea and tick products, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides
Undiluted pool chemicals
Household cleaners
Fluorescent bulbs
Propane gas cylinders
Mercury thermometers/thermostats
Household batteries (non-rechargeable)
Aerosols including aerosol paint
Automotive brake fluid/used motor oil filters (no other automotive fluids)
NO LATEX PAINT WILL BE ACCEPTED

The CARE Environmental Company will be handling and disposing of the materials.  Materials cannot be dropped off prior to the event.
For more information please contact Janet Liberman at jliberman@roswellgov.com or 770.641.3715.

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National Public Works Week Returns May 19 – 25, 2013

Roswell, GA (May 19-25, 2013)- Roswell will celebrate National Public Works Week, May 19 – 25,  with community events showcasing the men and women who work in the City’s Public Works/Environmental, Community Development and Transportation Departments.

All events are free and open to the public:

Saturday, May 18 – Touch-A-Truck
9:00 a.m. – Noon at City Hall
Explore first-hand the equipment used to provide necessary services to Roswell residents. Bring the kids and see the mysterious workings of the street sweeper or watch up-close how the sanitation truck works.

Tuesday, May 21 – Sanitation Truck Rodeo
7:00 a.m. at City Hall
Drivers will compete by driving backward around the circular drive, maneuvering through an obstacle course, and emptying trash cans into dumpsters all while being timed.

Thursday, May 23 – Forklift Competition
8:00 a.m. at 1810 Hembree Road (the Fire, Transportation and Public Works Facility) behind the building.
Employees from Roswell’s Public Works/Environmental and Transportation Departments will test their skills in handling forklift equipment, while being judged on time and accuracy.

Friday, May 24 – Trackhoe Competition
10:00 a.m. at Roswell Area Park
Employees from Roswell’s Public Works/Environmental and Transportation Departments will test their skills in handling trackhoe equipment, while being judged on time and accuracy.

National Public Works Week is sponsored nationally by the American Public Works Association (APWA). This year’s theme is “Because of Public Works…” which highlights the quality of life brought to communities around the world.
For more information, please call 770.594.6420 or visit www.apwa.net.

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