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DeKalb County Receives Funding for New Recycling Facility

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DeKalb County is set to enhance its recycling efforts thanks to a $25,000 grant awarded by American Beverage to the nonprofit Live Thrive. This funding will be used to purchase a new baler for the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM), aimed at increasing the capacity for recycling in the area. The new facility will provide an essential drop-off location for over 300,000 households that lack recycling options at home, accepting a range of materials from bottles and cans to mattresses and bicycles.

The initiative, part of American Beverage’s Every Bottle Back campaign, highlights the commitment to creating a sustainable recycling ecosystem in Georgia. Kevin Perry, president and CEO of the Georgia Beverage Association, emphasized the importance of this investment in promoting a healthier environment. The CHaRM facility is scheduled to open on June 12, marking a significant step forward in DeKalb County’s environmental efforts.