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Bulky trash amnesty day scheduled for North Fulton

Bulky trash amnesty day scheduled for North Fulton

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Roswell, Alpharetta and Milton Public Works Departments are teaming up with Keep Roswell Beautiful to offer residents a chance to dispose of unwanted items at no charge.

The event will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Mar.

Milton Helps Summit Hill Elementary Celebrate Arbor Day

Milton Helps Summit Hill Elementary Celebrate Arbor Day

MILTON, GA -- The City of Milton helped Summit Hill Elementary School celebrate Arbor Day 2011 in a big way.

Milton donated $240 to purchase 830 saplings for students to plant on public property.

Local firefighters also joined Summit Hill parents and staff on Friday, Feb. 18 to hand out the trees to students as they left the school and boarded their buses. See photos from the event.

The money came from Milton's Tree Recompense Fund, which is paid by developers when they remove trees that cannot be replanted on their property, according to Lynn Tully, Milton's director of community development.

By law, the money must go to greenery on public land, like parks and fire stations.

Bring One for the Chipper Collects 687 Trees

Bring One for the Chipper Collects 687 Trees

MILTON, GA -- The City of Milton and Milton Grows Green Committee (MGG) are proud to announce that volunteers collected 687 Christmas trees for recycling at Bring One for the Chipper 2011 on Sunday, Jan. 2, making this year's event the most successful yet, with a 43% increase over 2010.

See photos from the event at Milton's Flickr page.

This year, recyclers dropped off Christmas trees at three locations: Milton High School, King's Ridge Christian School and Scottsdale Farms. Boy Scout Troop No.

Metro Atlanta Communities Recognized for Sustainability Programs

Metro Atlanta Communities Recognized for Sustainability Programs

ATLANTA -- Several cities and counties in the Metro Atlanta area are among the latest jurisdictions to earn Green Communities certification for leadership in reducing their environmental impact.

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) presented certifications to local officials at the Wednesday, Dec. 1 board meeting.

The city of Alpharetta became one of the first communities in the region to attain Gold certification for its sustainability initiatives. Cherokee County, Fulton County and the cities of Dunwoody and Woodstock all received bronze certification.

Green Communities certification is earned by implementing policies and practices in 10 categories, ranging in energy efficiency and green building to transportation and water efficiency.

Bring One for the Chipper in January

Bring One for the Chipper in January

MILTON, GA -- The City of Milton and Milton Grows Green will once again offer Christmas tree recycling for citizens as part of Georgia's "Bring One For The Chipper" program.

This year, recyclers may bring their trees to three locations:

* Milton High School (13025 Birmingham Highway, Milton, 30004)

* King's Ridge Christian School (2765 Bethany Road, Milton, 30004)
Use the Cogburn Road entrance

* Scottsdale Farms (15639 Birmingham Highway, Milton, 30004)

In addition, Scottsdale Farms will accept trees during normal business hours from Sunday, Dec.

Christmas Kick-Off Event at Pike Nursery, November 27th

On November 27, from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., Pike Nurseries will host their Christmas Kick-Off Event, which boasts hot apple cider and appetizers from Proof of the Pudding for guests to savor while selecting the perfect Christmas tree. During this time, they are offering guests 10% off of their entire purchase and another 10% of each purchase will be donated to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Following the Christmas Kick-Off event, Pike Nurseries will host two Williamsburg Wreath Decorating Workshops on November 27 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., where Pike Nurseries instructors will help attendees create their own personal wreath for the holidays. 

The $30 supply fee provides participants with a fresh evergreen wreath, fruits, nuts and berries with which to create a beautiful and lush wreath inspired by Christmas in historic Williamsburg.

Bulky Trash Amnesty Day in North Fulton

FULTON COUNTY, GA -- The Public Works Departments of Roswell, Alpharetta and Milton, along with Keep Roswell Beautiful, are joining together to offer residents a chance to clean out their garages, basements and attics, and dispose of unwanted items at no charge.

On Saturday, Oct. 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., residents of Roswell, Alpharetta and Milton may bring certain items to the Roswell Public Works Divison (1810 Hembree Road, Roswell, 30076). Proof of residency will be required; utility bills are preferred, but Roswell residents with the city window decal do not need any other form of identification.

This event has been popular in the past, so some delays are expected. Materials will only be accepted on-site on the day of the event.