COVID-19 has changed a lot for us, and we have had to learn how to do things differently or without. In Liberty County, we are lucky that we have so many volunteers that care about our community. We have the opportunity to recycle our household hazards waste once a quarter. KLB Recycle It! Fairs are coming up on September 19, 2020. On the same day, September 19, 2020, we have a Shred-It Day! At the Liberty County Health Department, 1113 East Oglethorpe Hwy, Hinesville.
One of the easiest ways to make a difference for a cleaner environment is to recycle. Recycling reduces the amount of waste ending up in our landfills, reducing the number of toxins that can leak out into our groundwater sources. Recycling also makes it possible to conserve natural resources much more effectively. The other important thing to know about recycling is that once you begin recycling, it is a straightforward process that can easily fit in your daily routine. Recycling is simple if you start out with a couple of items to collect. Then add additional items as recycling becomes a habit.
There is a misconception that recycling takes a lot of time. It does not. When recycling is set up wisely, it is as easy as tossing items in the trash can, but you just have a different container for them.
We have a county-operated drop off system for recycling here in Liberty County. I find that if you use a recycling bag system for collecting and taking your recycling, it makes the whole collection process much more manageable. Keep Liberty Beautiful provides a bag system of 3 bags as a courtesy to interested recyclers. These bags can hang in a pantry or on cabinet knobs and are ready in a moment’s notice when you head out with your recycling. If you are interested in a set of bags, please visit us at our next Recycle IT! Fairs, on September 19, 2020.
As I mentioned earlier, this Recycle It! Fair will look a little different. All volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves. We ask that you have your recyclables package in a matter that is easy to lift out of your car. I know for some household items, you may need to get out and help, so we asked that all participants wear masks also. We have three locations for the quarterly fairs, which are scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020, from 9:00am until 1:00pm:
Liberty County Health Department
1113 East Oglethorpe Hwy in Hinesville
Liberty County Community Complex
9397 East Oglethorpe in Midway
Walthourville City Hall
222 Busbee Drive in Walthourville
Please pay attention to the items we can collect for recycling, it has changed due to Covid-19:
Electronics and electronic accessories (For TV’s only flat screen will be accepted)
Cell phones and accessories
NO Household paint (If you have old paint in containers, please open the cans, add either sand or cat litter and let the paint dry up entirely so that you can then toss the cans in the regular garbage).
Used motor oil and antifreeze
LED, CFL’s ( No Fluorescent lamps or bulbs over 4 inches)
Printer ink and toner cartridges
Telephone books, large sale catalogs, and books
Household goods and clothes and shoes (gently used, please)
Old prescription medications and over the counter medications (no needles or syringes)
The next Shred-It Day that we sponsor is also on September 19, 2020, only at the Liberty County Health Department, 1113 East Oglethorpe Hwy in Hinesville, location. Remember, the papers must be free of all metal and dry.
Visit the KLB website for more information on the September Recycle It! Fairs, Shred-It Day, and upcoming events, www.keeplibertybeautiful.org. You can also contact us at Keep Liberty Beautiful by phone: (912) 880-4888 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.