Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs Day, the annual community service day hosted by Leadership Sandy Springs each April to celebrate Earth Day, was postponed this year due to the pandemic.

In its place, on Sept. 12 Leadership is holding the Recycle and Shred Event, a scaled-back affair where residents can recycle or shred unwanted items from 9 a.m. to noon. It will take place in the City Springs south parking lot, 174 Hilderbrand Drive. The Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber partnering with Leadership Sandy Springs on the shredding portion of the event with the help of chamber member EcoShredding.

Old electronics, paper, tennis shoes and paint can be recycled or shredded. Residents are asked to begin cleaning and saving everything they want to recycle.

Also, a small group of Leadership Sandy Springs volunteers will work to install music and art equipment for Phase 2 of the Lake Forest Elementary School playground, and the organization is partnering with Sandy Springs Conservancy volunteers on a trail cleanup project at the Big Trees Forest Preserve.

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  • Occurred Saturday, September 12th, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Everett Catts is news editor of the Northside, Sandy Springs and Vinings Neighbor Newspapers. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., and grew up in Atlanta.

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