Ann Kirk, director of Keep Smyrna Beautiful shared several ways to keep the city looking its best at Monday night’s city council meeting including a medication disposal day this Saturday, Sept. 24.
Kirk advised Smyrna citizens on the dangers of flushing expired medication down the drain.
“It’s said that the large source of pharmaceutical byproducts in drinking water comes from unused medications that are improperly disposed of by flushing,” she said. “The water treatment systems are not equipped to handle those chemical compounds and they have been located in drinking water all over the country.”
People can bring their expired medications to the East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 770-528-1135 to find out what types of medications are accepted.
Next week KSB will honor all the city’s employees who work outdoors at its annual Work Glove Luncheon. KSB is still looking for donations from local businesses to be used as door prizes for the event Wednesday, Sept. 28. Business interested in donating gift certificates or products can call 770-431-2869.
KSB kicks off October with a cleanup event at Rottenwood Creek and the Chattahoochee River at Paces Mill from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1. Volunteers are needed to help with the event and receive lunch and a t-shirt for participating. Call 770-431-2869 so the KSB staff can have an accurate headcount.
KSB’s Adopt-A-Mile program is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15. Participants will meet at behind Brawner Hall at 9 a.m. and then disperse in groups for clean-ups around the city.
IBM’s team of volunteers returns to Smyrna Friday, Oct. 21. Kirk invited Smyrna residents to suggest project ideas for the team. Call 770-431-2869 to submit an idea.
The following day KSB hosts a document-shredding day at the Aline Wolfe Center from 9 a.m. to noon. Smyrna residents are invited to bring up to 100 pounds of paper for shredding.