Events and Workshops
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Events and Workshops
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 and workshops year-round at locations throughout the county. There are numerous opportunities for you to get involved, give back, and learn how to conserve and protect our shared water resources, get tips on making your home more water-friendly, and more.
Preregistration is recommended for some events. Look for a link with the event information.
Free Public Workshops
Water Conservation Workshop attendees receive water conservation kits, and Water Quality Workshop attendees may qualify for a 5 percent credit on their Stormwater Utility Fee.
These free programs are offered year-round. View the full workshop calendar here: 2022 Workshop Calendar or find more information in the Gwinnett County Connection newsletter, included with your monthly water bill.
Due to high demand, pre-registration is recommended for DWR Workshops. There are three simple ways to register:
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be July 2022. Come and join us to safely drop off your HHW for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
Date: July 16, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville 30045
What to expect
When you arrive, there may be a line of attendees dropping off their HHW. Collection of these materials requires specially certified staff and processes and can result in a small wait. Here are some tips to help you prepare for a safe and successful visit:
- Please come prepared with water and a snack in case the line backs up
- No portable restrooms will be available
- Containers will not be returned; it is suggested to bring materials in disposal containers or boxes
- All attendees are required to stay in their cars at all times
For more event details, including accepted items, visit our partner’s webpage at www.gwinnettcb.org.
The most prevalent type of HHW collected at these events is paint. In many cases, paint can be disposed of at home. Watch the below 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.