COVID-19 Update: Events
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated CDC guidelines for events and gatherings, some of DWR’s programs have been altered to keep our participants and our staff safe. Many of our events and workshops have gone virtual! Our volunteer opportunities have shrunk in size, but not in effect. We are still cleaning streams and removing invasive species, just in smaller groups. Be sure to check back on this page to find new event listings and volunteer opportunities. If you have ay questions or would like to register for a workshop or volunteer opportunity, please send an email to DWRworkshops@gwinnettcounty.com, or call 678.376.7193, option 5.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) holds events year-round at locations throughout the county. There are numerous opportunities for you to get involved, give back, and learn more about water in our community.
Preregistration is recommended for some events. Look for a link with the event information.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
The February 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day was a great success! We look forward to seeing you at the next event this summer. Check below for details!
Date: Thursday, July 22 2021
Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville 30045
That's right! This is a Thursday evening, so if your weekends are packed with sporting events or yard work, this is your opportunity to properly dispose of your household hazardous waste on a weekday.
To ensure the safety of our attendees, staff, and vendors there will be certain precautions in place to help navigate the COVID-19 situation. This level of preparedness and awareness will enable a safe and successful event for everyone.
- These precautions could result in slight delays of one hour or more in line
- All attendees are required to stay in their cars at all times
- No refreshments will be offered, so please come prepared with water and a snack in case the line backs up
- No portable restrooms will be available
- Vehicle windows must remain up at all times while in the unloading zone
- Containers will not be returned; it is suggested to bring materials in disposal containers or boxes
- Materials that cannot be removed safely will remain in the vehicle and can be brought again at the next event
More event details will be available as we get closer to the event, at our partners webpage at Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful.
The most prevalent type of HHW collected at these events is paint. In many cases, paint can be disposed of at home. Watch this educational video for tips on how and when to consider disposing of your paint containers at home.
In addition, we have a video version of our HHW Workshop that can offer useful information for how to dispose of recycle many Household Hazardous Wastes. Click here to watch the video.
Events and Workshops
DWR also is happy to offer two large festivals each year, hosted at one of our award-winning facilities. At both festivals, you can take a tour of the facility, play games, make crafts, and enjoy free fairground food! Bring the whole family! For more information, click here.
Clean up Your Community
Request a Speaker
Our staff can bring brochures, do-it-yourself home water audits, children’s materials, and other conservation tools to distribute to participants. We have presentations for all ages and events, including classrooms, community groups, homeowners associations, or realtor associations.
To request a guest speaker or materials, or for more information, please contact us at 678.376.6952 or DWRinfo@gwinnettcounty.com.
More Ways to Get Involved
Take ownership of your waterways by participating in exciting activities such as monitoring water quality and bacteria at your local stream or creek. This program is available in partnership with Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful.
You can also learn more about DWR volunteer opportunities by signing up at VolunteerGwinnett.net and selecting Water Resources under "Search for projects by interest."
For more information on a wide range of topics, including conservation tips, how to protect water quality, how to find leaks, and homeowner responsibility, visit our Get Educated page.