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.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in Gwinnett
Date: January 20, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Gwin Oaks Elementary School, 400 Gwin Oaks Dr., Lawrenceville GA 30044
Join the Department of Water Resources, Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office, and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful to begin your 2020 vision by improving our community, and turning action into visible results! Pizza will be provided for volunteers after the cleanup efforts. For more information or to register, please visit the Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful website here.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Date: February 29, 2020
Time: 8:00am - Noon
Location: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville GA 30045
Get a jump on spring cleaning this year and join us on Leap Year, February 29, to get rid of leftover materials from your cabinets, basements, and storage sheds. Gwinnett residents are encouraged to bring up to five “containers” of household hazardous waste for FREE!
Be aware that this event has proven to be very popular and wait times can reach or exceed one hour. Please consider the impact of this wait on your passengers such as kids or pets. Water will be available and hot chocolate as long as it lasts.
This event is brought to you by the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. HHW can potentially contaminate water resources and pollute our air. This event allows you to properly dispose of these items and prevent pollution!
In order to maximize the amount of items that you can bring, please keep in mind that containers of paint which are either dried up, or less than a quarter full, can easily be disposed of at home. For cans with small amounts of liquid paint, add just enough cat litter to cover the liquid, stir, and wait for it to solidify. Then throw in the regular garbage. If you choose to dispose of paint yourself, consider the weight in your can and do a small amount each week.
For more details, examples of a "container," and to see a complete list of what will be accepted at ths HHW event, please visit the Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful website here.
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! See the schedule 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.