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FVSU Cooperative Extension to launch Operation Green Up, Clean Up

Date Published: 03/21/2015 9:00AM


Local residents can get a head start on spring cleaning projects by bringing unwanted or used items to Fort Valley State University’s Wildcat Stadium March 21, for Operation Green Up, Clean Up.

Operation Green Up, Clean Up is a one-day activity for Peach County and surrounding area residents to make donations and properly dispose of trash in an environmentally friendly manner. The event will take place from 9 a.m.-1p.m. in the stadium parking lot. No hazardous waste, plastic grocery bags, soiled paper, styrofoam or unusable appliances will be accepted for recycling or shredding.

Billy Brown, energy educator for FVSU’s Georgia Residential Energy Efficiency Network (GREEN) Project said, residents are allowed to bring three large trash bags of unbound documents to be shredded. Additional stations set up in the stadium parking lot will include an air filter stop to replace old residential air filters, a recycle stop for aluminum cans and magazines, and a car seat safety stop where people can receive information on selecting and properly installing car seats.

Participants can also enter a raffle to win one of four car seats donated by the Fort Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

In addition to the stations in the parking lot, Goodwill Industries will be on site to accept clothing, furniture and electronic items that are in working order. Goodwill will also present donors with a receipt for tax purposes immediately after the donations are made.

Operation Green Up, Clean Up is an activity provided through the Georgia Residential Energy Efficiency Network (GREEN) Project, a component of FVSU’s Cooperative Extension Program. This activity is schedule to be an annual event.

For more information about Operation Green Up, Clean Up, contact Brown at 478-825-6368 or brownb@fvsu.edu or Keishon Thomas, housing specialist, at 478-825-6577.