Events

  • Spring for Supply Drive (Tools for Schools) - 04/23/2018
    You can help! Every day, local businesses and households throw away countless items which still have educational value to them. Overruns and no longer needed supplies are just a few of the materials sent to the landfill instead of being reused. Imagine those items in the hands of eager students! They become useful supplies to help make math, science, and language arts concepts real.​​
  • Tree Fest 2018 - 04/28/2018
    We would like you to help us plant some trees. Solar Impact, Inc. and Swamp Head Brewery have teamed up again for the 4th Tree Fest, an annual event hosted at Swamp Head brewery around Earth Day and Arbor Day each year. Tree Fest celebrates the environment by raising money to plant trees with the Alachua Conservation Trust in an event that features food trucks, family-friendly activities, live music, and of course, Swamp Head beer. 5 trees will be planted for every beer purchased during Tree Fest, 20 trees for every Tree Fest T-Shirt bought, and all sponsor donations will increase our tree planting. The trees are one-year-old longleaf pines and will be planted by the Alachua Conservation Trust at the Little Orange Creek Preserve in Hawthorne, Florida. We are grateful for the many people and companies that are coming together to sponsor and participate in this event. Attendance is free! Tree Fest 2018 will be from 12pm-11pm Saturday, April 28th. We plant 5 trees for every beer sold during Tree Fest, 20 trees for every Tree Fest T-Shirt bought, and all money raised from sponsorships will directly increase the number of trees we can plant. 2015 | 20,543 trees planted 2016 | 52,970 trees planted 2017 | Tallying the numbers... 2018 | can't wait to find out! 12-5pm is our family & community time. Tabling ends at 5p. Music Aquanova The Savants of Soul Food Cilantro Tacos Gville Pops Brick Oven Pizza DeConna Ice Cream ---Tabling Organizations:--- Alachua Conservation Trust Lubee Bat Conservancy Sea Turtle Conservancy Alachua County Recycles Citizens Climate Lobby Florida Springs Institute Alachua County EPA We Are Neutral Keep Alachua County Beautiful Cinema Verde Cilantro Tacos Gville Pops Brick Oven Pizza DeConna Ice Cream Gainesville City Arborist Florida Conservation Corps & Florida Park Service ---2018 Sponsors:--- UBS McDonald's Rotary Clubs of Gainesville Sun Country Sports Center, Inc. WeFooz HUB International Kempton and Self Plumbing Dan and Barbara Spiess Akira Wood Hogtown Craft Beer Festival Bovay and Gillman Millhopper Montessori Gainesville EV Club Soil & Water Engineering Technology, Inc. Evelyn and Ronald Jones Best Water Solutions Amec Foster Wheeler MEDIA & IN-KIND Advantage Publishing, Inc. Bouncin' Big Wrap Spot Alma Mater For more information about Tree Fest and/or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.treefestfl.com or email info@treefestfl.com
  • Alachua County Solid Waste & Resource Recovery Earth Machine Sale - 05/19/2018
    Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale and Ag Fest Saturday May 19, 8am-Noon A free and family-friendly event at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office on 2800 NE 39 Avenue in Gainesville. (See the flier) Learn about growing food, 4-H, and more. There will be a variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees, and more available for sale, all grown by Master Gardeners. Choose from thousands of plants at unbeatable prices! Master Gardener volunteers will be on site for advice on selection and care of your plants. Rain barrels and composters will also be offered for sale. This annual plant sale is a fundraiser for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Your dollars support multiple community gardens including the Veterans Honor Garden, Cofrin SOS Park, 4-H youth camp scholarships and programs, and over a dozen local school gardens. The Ag Fest will be providing information on: beekeeping, the UF/IFAS Bookstore, the Florida Department of Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development Program, composting, rain barrels, the UF/IFAS Food and Nutrition Program, and more.
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Contact

  • Solid Waste & Resource Recovery
  • 5620 NW 120th Lane
  • Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Phone: 352-374-5213
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