by Robin Kemp
Today (Saturday, March 19) is Trash Amnesty Day for Clayton County residents. This is your chance to get rid of all that junk cluttering up your closet, shed, porch, and yard at no charge.
You’ll need to show proof that you live in Clayton County, such as your driver’s license, current vehicle tag, or current property tax or utility bill with the driver’s name and address.
You also have to unload your own trash.
Do not bring hazardous materials like pesticides, old paint, and household chemicals. Save those items for the Clayton County Water Authority’s annual disposal event on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at W.B. Casey Water Resource Recovery Facility, 8890 Roberts Road in Jonesboro.
Today’s event will not accept old cathode ray (tube) TVs, batteries, tires, items containing asbestos, medical waste, liquids, or any containers that contain or used to contain flammable substances.
The county has three locations where you can drop off your trash:
- RIVERDALE: Flint River Community Center, 153 Flint River Road
- JONESBORO: Rum Creek Park, 1303 Government Circle
- LOVEJOY: Clayton County Landfill, 11678 Hastings Bridge Road (no fees today)
You can go to any location if you are a Clayton County resident. The event is sponsored by the Clayton County Board of Commissioners and the Clayton County Corrections Department.