Earth Day event to be April 20

Published 6:00am Friday, April 12, 2013

Wetumpka will hold its 16th annual Earth Day celebration April 20 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Wetumpka Recycling Center on E. Charles Avenue.
This year’s event will be similar to previous years, including the electronic recycling added in 2012.
“We will have the same e-recycling company there again,” said Tiffany Robinson, Wetumpka events coordinator. “People can bring computers, radios, telephones, TVs and other electronic items to be recycled.”
There will be a $10 charge to recycle televisions.
The popular old-fashioned plant swap – a Wetumpka Earth Day staple – will return. Gardening enthusiasts are encouraged to bring all types of plants and bulbs to trade. Master Gardeners will be on hand to assist attendees in plant selection, identifying plants and by sharing information about growing habits and care. Those who don’t have anything to trade can take home some new plants by making a donation.
There will also be door prizes given throughout the morning, including free T-shirts for the first 50 visitors, free compost while the supply lasts and a display of school classroom recycling projects. The school projects will be judged and prizes awarded to winning teachers and students.
Residents are encouraged to bring in recyclable materials during the event. Glass, newspapers, alumi­num and steel cans, office and letter quality paper, plastic milk jugs and soda bottles, magazines, plastic shopping bags, books and cardboard are all acceptable.
Earth Day is sponsored by the City of Wetumpka and Wetumpka Pride, a volunteer group that promotes recycling, beautification and cleanup projects.
For more information, call 334-567-5147.

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