Join Live Thrive Atlanta for a CHaRM’ing Evening at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Hazardous and recyclable materials tend to stack up in households over time – and Live Thrive Atlanta offers a sustainable solution. Live Thrive Atlanta Executive Director and Founder Peggy Ratcliffe joins co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick on this week’s Around Atlanta segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio to discuss its Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) initiative and upcoming fundraiser.

Founded in 2009, Live Thrive Atlanta is a nonprofit organization working to create a community that cares about a healthy and sustainable environment. CHaRM is a permanent drop-off facility striving to improve overall environmental health by inspiring reuse and diverting thousands of household hazardous waste, bulky trash and other hard-to-recycle items from Metro-Atlanta landfills and water systems.

CHaRM benefits the community in many ways:

  • Easily accessible, convenient location
  • Accepts a broader range of items than typical curbside recycling
  • Offers educational sessions about the importance of properly disposing of hard-to-recycle items
  • Keeps hazardous materials out of our air, water and soil

Common materials that should be handled or disposed of properly include:

  • Paint
  • Tires
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Electronics
  • Styrofoam
  • Metal
  • Mattresses
  • Textiles
  • Single Stream
  • Cooking Grease
  • Glass

The permanent CHaRM facility, located at 1110 Hill Street SE in Atlanta, is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Live Thrive Atlanta also hosts a monthly popup collection site known as Buckhead CHaRM Day at Peachtree Church at 3434 Roswell Road in Atlanta. Remaining Buckhead CHaRM dates for the year include August 31, September 28, October 26 and December 7.

As a nonprofit organization, Live Thrive Atlanta and its CHaRM initiative prosper under donated funds. The upcoming CHaRM’ing Evening at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center will feature live music provided by Yacht Rock Revue. For $40 attendees will enjoy live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets. On August 16, price will increase to $50 and on September 17 the price will increase to $60. Sponsored by Global Imports, attendees will also have the opportunity to enter into the raffle for a 3-year lease on a 2019 BMW i3 for a $100 per entry.

To learn more about the CHaRM’ing Evening with Live Thrive Atlanta, visit For complete details regarding Live Thrive Atlanta and CHaRM, listen to the above interview or visit

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