There are a series of safe disposal events coming up in October for residents of Cobb County.





They are all FREE, and are listed below.

Cobb Medication Take Back event

If you have unused or expired medicines, please don’t flush them or throw in the trash.

You can safely dispose of them on Saturday, October 24th, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

There are two locations for the medication collections:


Precinct One, 2380 Cobb Parkway NW, Kennesaw
C. Freeman Pool Senior Center, 4025 South Hurt Road NW, Smyrna


You don’t have to empty pill bottles or remove prescription labels if you don’t want to. But if you prefer not to hand in the bottles, you can empty the pills into a sandwich bag.

If you have pills in blister packs, you must remove them from the packaging before dropping them off.

Accepted items:


prescriptions
over-the-counter liquids and pills
ointments and creams
medication or nicotine patches
vials of injectable drugs
pet medications


Items not accepted:


needles or other sharps
pills in blister packs
EpiPens
durable medical equipment (CPAP, nebulizers, etc.)
illegal drugs
aerosol cans
bio-hazardous materials (anything containing body fluid or blood)
mercury thermometers (see the hazardous waste collection event below)
personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.)
household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas, etc. — see the appropriate event below)


More info here


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Cobb hazardous household waste collection event

Cobb residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste at a FREE collection event on Saturday, October 31st from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event will take place at 2435 East-West Connector in Austell.

It’s a drive-thru event and you’ll remain in your vehicle during the collection process. Staff will remove your items from your car or truck. Be prepared to leave all containers, bags, and boxes behind.

No commercial vehicles or waste from businesses.

There is a  limit of 10 gallons of paint per vehicle.

You can view a full list of accepted items here.

Items accepted include mercury, aerosols, batteries, flammables, photo chemicals, lawn care products, light bulbs, paint products, swimming pool chemicals, pesticides, cleaners, antifreeze and used motor oil. Items not accepted include ammunition, pharmaceuticals, agricultural waste, radioactive materials, bio-hazardous waste and biomedical waste.

You must pre-register online, and you’ll be given a recommended arrival time.

Get more info here

 

More upcoming events:
Thursday, October 1, 2020


Scarecrow displays in downtown Alpharetta

All Day | FREE | Downtown Alpharetta business district





"Murmuration": a temporary, interactive, outdoor art installation

All Day | FREE | Woodruff Arts Center





Fall at the Farm Family Fun Days (click for hours)

$0-7.00 | Berry Patch Farms (Woodstock)





Buford Corn Maze & Haunted Forest (click for daily hours)

$0-15.00 | Buford Corn Maze





Uncle Shucks Corn Maze & Haunted Trail (click for hours)

$0-25.00 | Dawsonville, GA





Mitcham Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch (click for daily hours)

FREE | Mitcham Farm (Oxford, GA)





Southern Belle Farm corn maze & pumpkin patch (click for daily hours)

$0-13.00 | Southern Belle Farms (McDonough)





Burt's Pumpkin Farm

9:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dawsonville, GA





Sleepy Hollow Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $0-12.00 | Powder Springs, GA





FREE Atlanta from the Ashes: Downtown History Tour

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Woodruff Park





Pumpkin Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | $0-15.00 | Pettit Creek Farms (Cartersville)





United We Move: Home Work-Ins with Planet Fitness

7:00 pm | FREE | Virtual Event





Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre streams taped performances

7:00 pm | FREE | Virtual Event





Metropolitan Opera offers FREE live streams of past performances

7:30 pm | FREE | Virtual Event





Drive-in movie: "12 Hour Shift"

7:45 pm | Dad’s Garage pop-up drive-in theatre



Friday, October 2, 2020





Horizon Theatre presents live streaming performances of "Completeness," a romantic comedy

7:30 pm | FREE | Virtual Event





Scarecrow displays in downtown Alpharetta

All Day | FREE | Downtown Alpharetta business district





"Murmuration": a temporary, interactive, outdoor art installation

All Day | FREE | Woodruff Arts Center





Buford Corn Maze & Haunted Forest (click for daily hours)

$0-15.00 | Buford Corn Maze





Uncle Shucks Corn Maze & Haunted Trail (click for hours)

$0-25.00 | Dawsonville, GA





Mitcham Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch (click for daily hours)

FREE | Mitcham Farm (Oxford, GA)





Southern Belle Farm corn maze & pumpkin patch (click for daily hours)

$0-13.00 | Southern Belle Farms (McDonough)





Burt's Pumpkin Farm

9:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dawsonville, GA





Sleepy Hollow Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $0-12.00 | Powder Springs, GA





Warbington Farms Pumpkin Patch & Flashlight Corn Maze (maze opens at dark)

10:00 am to 10:00 pm | $0-13.00 | Warbington Farms (Cumming)





Jaemor Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

10:00 am to 10:00 pm | $0-14.00 | Jaemor Farms





North Carolina Zoo virtual events

10:00 am | FREE | Virtual Event





Big Springs Farms corn maze, pumpkin patch, and hayrides

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm | $0-4.00 | Big Springs Farms (Woodstock)





Levar Burton reads to children

12:00 pm | FREE | Virtual Event





Pumpkin Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | $0-15.00 | Pettit Creek Farms (Cartersville)





Taste of the Fair drive-thru or walk-up food event

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Jim R. Miller Park (Marietta)





Georgia State Fair

4:00 pm to 11:30 pm | $0-10.00 | Atlanta Motor Speedway





First Friday concert & block party

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Canton





Levar Burton reads to teens

6:00 pm | FREE | Virtual Event





United We Move: Home Work-Ins with Planet Fitness

7:00 pm | FREE | Virtual Event





Metropolitan Opera offers FREE live streams of past performances

7:30 pm | FREE | Virtual Event





Drive in movie: "Possessor Uncut"

7:30 pm | Plaza Theatre pop-up drive-in movie theatre





Drive-in movie: "The Mummy"

7:30 pm | Dad’s Garage pop-up drive-in theatre





Shakespeare in the Park

7:30 pm | FREE | Wills Park (Alpharetta)





The Springs Pop-up Drive-in: "Gremlins"

8:00 pm | $7.00-14.00 | The Springs Cinema & Taphouse



Saturday, October 3, 2020





Horizon Theatre presents live streaming performances of "Completeness," a romantic comedy

7:30 pm | FREE | Virtual Event





FREE admission to the High Museum for Bank of America cardholders

All Day | FREE | High Museum of Art





Free museum admission for Bank of America & Merril Lynch cardholders

All Day | FREE | Tellus Science Museum (Cartersville)





FREE Atlanta History Center admission for those who qualify through the Museums On Us program

All Day | FREE | Atlanta History Center





Scarecrow displays in downtown Alpharetta

All Day | FREE | Downtown Alpharetta business district





"Murmuration": a temporary, interactive, outdoor art installation

All Day | FREE | Woodruff Arts Center





Scarecrows in the Square display

All Day | FREE | Marietta Square





Jaemor Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze (click for hours)

$0-14.00 | Jaemor Farms





Buford Corn Maze & Haunted Forest (click for daily hours)

$0-15.00 | Buford Corn Maze





Uncle Shucks Corn Maze & Haunted Trail (click for hours)

$0-25.00 | Dawsonville, GA





Mitcham Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch (click for daily hours)

FREE | Mitcham Farm (Oxford, GA)





Southern Belle Farm corn maze & pumpkin patch (click for daily hours)

$0-13.00 | Southern Belle Farms (McDonough)





Alpharetta Run Club

8:00 am to 9:00 am | FREE | Wills Park (Alpharetta)





Doggy Dip Day - pre-registration required

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | $10.00 | Briarwood Park





Burt's Pumpkin Farm

9:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dawsonville, GA





Pop-up pumpkin patch and fall decor sale

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Oakland Cemetery





Alpaca Barn Tours

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $0-12.00 | Creekwater Alpaca Farm (Snellville)





Sleepy Hollow Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $0-12.00 | Powder Springs, GA





Pumpkin Fest

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $0-15.00 | Pettit Creek Farms (Cartersville)





Big Springs Farms corn maze, pumpkin patch, and hayrides

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $0-4.00 | Big Springs Farms (Woodstock)





Still Family Farm Zinnia Maze & Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 6:30 pm | $0-15.00 | Still Family Farm (Powder Springs)





Berry Patch Farms pumpkin patch & hayride

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | FREE | Berry Patch Farms (Woodstock)





Warbington Farms Pumpkin Patch & Flashlight Corn Maze (maze opens at dark)

10:00 am to 10:00 pm | $0-13.00 | Warbington Farms (Cumming)





Jaemor Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

10:00 am to 10:00 pm | $0-14.00 | Jaemor Farms





Georgia State Fair

10:00 am to 11:59 pm | $0-10.00 | Atlanta Motor Speedway





free virtual fitness class: abdominal workout

10:30 am to 11:15 am | FREE | Virtual Event





Fall block party with sidewalk sale, live music, and more

11:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Buckhead Village shopping district





Community day at new community center in Smyrna

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE





Taste of the Fair drive-thru or walk-up food event

12:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Jim R. Miller Park (Marietta)





FREE Marietta Beer Bus runs between 6 breweries

2:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE





United We Move: Home Work-Ins with Planet Fitness

7:00 pm | FREE | Virtual Event





Flicks on the Green: "The Goonies"

7:00 pm | FREE | Peachtree Corners Town Green





Metropolitan Opera offers FREE live streams of past performances

7:30 pm | FREE | Virtual Event





Drive in movie: "Possessor Uncut"

7:30 pm | Plaza Theatre pop-up drive-in movie theatre





Drive-in movie: "The Mummy"

7:30 pm | Dad’s Garage pop-up drive-in theatre





Shakespeare in the Park

7:30 pm | FREE | Wills Park (Alpharetta)





POSTPONED: Pop-up drive-in movies in SW Atlanta: film tiltle to be announced

8:30 pm | $5.00 | Junction 2800

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