Opelika, AL (February 26, 2014) - The East Alabama Recycling
Partnership (EARP) will host an Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, March
22nd. Citizens and businesses are encouraged to participate in the countywide event. The event will take place at Saugahatchee Square
at 3700 Pepperell Parkway in Opelika. The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saugahatchee Square was formerly named Midway Plaza.

The Electronics Recycling Event will provide an opportunity for citizens to dispose of used electronics in an environmentally responsible
manner. The following items can be brought to the recycling event: TVs, computers (monitors and drives), small kitchen appliances, video games, cords,
cell phones, DVD players, tapes and more. There is no cost associated with the event.

EARP works with CompuPoint, of Norcross, Georgia, to recycle the obsolete items. For those concerned with the privacy of
recycling computers, CompuPoint uses Declassify from Mares Software which runs seven pass on each hard drive. This ensures there is no recovery of data. For
more information on CompuPoint, see www.compupointusa.com.

Citizens will also have the opportunity to bring papers for on-site shredding. New in 2014, the limit of boxes has increased to 10 per vehicle.
Canned foods will also be collected for the East Alabama Food Bank. The East Alabama Recycling Partnership is composed of Auburn
University, City of Auburn, City of Opelika, and Lee County. The group was formed in 2009 in effort to combine resources and expertise with plans to
create a combined recycling program.

For more information about the upcoming Electronics Recycling Event, contact Tipi Miller, Director of Keep Opelika Beautiful, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For Further Information Contact:
Tipi Miller
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334-749-4970

Keep Opelika Beautiful Prepares for Citywide Cleanup

Keep Opelika Beautiful Rallies Volunteers to Participate in the Citywide Cleanup as Part of the 2014 Great American Cleanup

Opelika, Alabama (February 17, 2014) – On Saturday, March 1st volunteers of Keep Opelika Beautiful will be participating in the Citywide Cleanup. This local effort, an extension of the national program, Great American Cleanup, is an opportunity for citizens to join together in the fight against litter. Over 300 volunteers joined Keep Opelika Beautiful in 2013 to participate in the event.

Established by Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation's premier litter prevention and education organization, in partnership with state and local affiliates such as ours, the Great American Cleanup is our country's largest annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program. Each year, millions of volunteers in over 15,000 communities across the country take part in this program.

As in years past, GLAD is a nation sponsor for the event and donates trash bags to assist the volunteers. Also helping with supplies is East Alabama Medical Center. The Opelika Exchange Club will feed all volunteers after the morning of picking up litter. Participants of the event include all Adopt-A-Mile sponsors, Afni, Auburn Opelika Elks Club, Opelika Exchange Club, Opelika Fire Department, Opelika High School FFA, Opelika Kiwanis Club, Opelika Lions Club, Opelika Rotary Club and Wal-Mart Distribution Center. New in 2014, Grace Falls Church and His Place have joined the Adopt-A-Mile program. Several civic organization including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Jeter community, Boys & Girls Club and various organizations at Opelika High School volunteer for the Cleanup. The Opelika Solid Waste Department, Opelika Mainstreet and Opelika Police Department also assist in the efforts.

Keep Opelika Beautiful's Citywide Cleanup is coordinated in conjunction with the Jean Dean RIF (Reading is Fundamental) annual pancake breakfast. The breakfast will be Saturday, March 1st at Cambridge Place, 1001 Fox Run Parkway starting at 7am.

Businesses and citizens are encouraged to join Keep Opelika Beautiful in the fight against litter. For more information call Keep Opelika Beautiful at (334) 749-4970.

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Saturday, February 22

Arbor Day

9:00am, Sportsplex

 

 Saturday, March 1

Citywide Cleanup

8:00am, Downtown

 

 

 Saturday, March 22

Ecycling & Document Shredding

Saughatchee Square 9-1pm

 

 Saturday, May 3

Garden in the Park

 

For Further Information Contact:
Tipi Miller
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
334-749-4970

Keep Opelika Beautiful Prepares for Citywide Cleanup

Keep Opelika Beautiful Rallies Volunteers to Participate in the Citywide Cleanup as Part of the 2014 Great American Cleanup

Opelika, Alabama (February 17, 2014) – On Saturday, March 1st volunteers of Keep Opelika Beautiful will be participating in the Citywide Cleanup. This local effort, an extension of the national program, Great American Cleanup, is an opportunity for citizens to join together in the fight against litter. Over 300 volunteers joined Keep Opelika Beautiful in 2013 to participate in the event.

Established by Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation's premier litter prevention and education organization, in partnership with state and local affiliates such as ours, the Great American Cleanup is our country's largest annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program. Each year, millions of volunteers in over 15,000 communities across the country take part in this program.

As in years past, GLAD is a nation sponsor for the event and donates trash bags to assist the volunteers. Also helping with supplies is East Alabama Medical Center. The Opelika Exchange Club will feed all volunteers after the morning of picking up litter. Participants of the event include all Adopt-A-Mile sponsors, Afni, Auburn Opelika Elks Club, Opelika Exchange Club, Opelika Fire Department, Opelika High School FFA, Opelika Kiwanis Club, Opelika Lions Club, Opelika Rotary Club and Wal-Mart Distribution Center. New in 2014, Grace Falls Church and His Place have joined the Adopt-A-Mile program. Several civic organization including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Jeter community, Boys & Girls Club and various organizations at Opelika High School volunteer for the Cleanup. The Opelika Solid Waste Department, Opelika Mainstreet and Opelika Police Department also assist in the efforts.

Keep Opelika Beautiful's Citywide Cleanup is coordinated in conjunction with the Jean Dean RIF (Reading is Fundamental) annual pancake breakfast. The breakfast will be Saturday, March 1st at Cambridge Place, 1001 Fox Run Parkway starting at 7am.

Businesses and citizens are encouraged to join Keep Opelika Beautiful in the fight against litter. For more information call Keep Opelika Beautiful at (334) 749-4970.

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On Saturday, April 6, Keep Opelika Beautiful hosted the annual Garden in the Park festival. This event featured over 50 arts and craft vendors and food vendors. Also entertainment was provided by local schools, bands and pageant winners. Demonstrations and educational sessions were provided by Saugahatchee Bee Keepers Association, Master Gardeners and Opelika Parks and Rec Pottery. Children enjoyed the Rocky Brook Rocket, inflatables and park structures. Attendance for the 2013 Garden in the Park was estimated at 3,855. In lieu of admission fees, donations were accepted for the Food Bank of East Alabama. The total received is equivalent to 1,573 meals. Sponsors for the event were Opelika Auburn News, Rabren General Contractors, Qantum Communications, Four Seasons Federal Credit Union, City of Opelika Council Members and EarthFare.

The 2014 Garden in the Park will be Saturday, March 29.