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Anthem to host go green recycling event April 14


ANTHEM – Residents are invited to attend the Anthem Community Council’s semi-annual Go Green event April 14, 8-11 a.m., at the Anthem Community Park lower parking lot, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy.

Participants must provide one form of Anthem residency identification before recycling items. Residents are asked to enter from Whitman Drive and exit onto Gavilan Peak Pkwy., in order to assist with traffic flow; must be in line by 11 a.m. to participate.

Republic Services, with assistance from Pro-Shred, Safety Kleen, Lighting Resources LLC, Goodwill, MCSO and other community partners, make the event possible for residents to recycle items. Approved materials include, but are not limited to, electronics, bulk materials, cardboard, personal documents, paint, and prescription and non-prescription drugs.

A summarized list of acceptable items includes (subject to change):

  • Computer equipment
  • Telecom equipment
  • Printing equipment
  • A/V equipment
  • Batteries: alkaline, nickel cadmium, lead acid, lithium, etc.;
  • Electronic components: capacitors, diodes, resistors, transistors and integrated circuits;
  • Other electronic items: test, lab and medical equipment (no radioactivity), cables and wire, connectors, ballasts, batteries, power strips, etc.;
  • Household appliances: toasters, blenders, mixers, etc. Note that microwaves and items containing Freon will not be accepted;
  • Latex and water-based paint: up to five gallons; note that a five-gallon container only partially full would be considered a full deposit as the deposit is measured by container size, not the paint inside;
  • Paper: household sensitive materials including bank statements, check stubs and credit card offers (limit five banker boxes per car). The following items will not be accepted for shredding: business documents, metal, CDs, tapes, disks, binder clips and three-ring binders;
  • Household Hazardous Waste: oil-based paint (up to five gallons total per car; amount determined by container, not amount within container); paint thinners, solvents, paint removers, gasoline, diesel fuel, lighter fluid, waste oil, pesticides, fertilizers, drain and oven cleaners, adhesives, pool chemicals, aerosol cans; and
  • Prescription and non-prescription drugs: pills only; no liquids.


For more information and a complete list of acceptable items (as well as those that will not be accepted), visit