It’s time to recycle this week on Saturday, May 4th in Liberty County. We offer these collections for items that really need to be recycled but cannot be recycled at our Recycling Drop off Centers. Safely dispose of your household hazardous waste will keep your home toxic free! I was reading online the other day and one article mention that leftover household hazardous waste should never be thrown in the trash or in a recycling bin, flushed down the toilet, or dumped down the drain or storm sewer. This is harmful to our environment.
Liberty County offers multiple free, convenient options for properly and safely disposing of these materials. Our quarterly Recycle It! Fairs sites, which are all open between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm on May 4th, are:
• Liberty County Health Department
1113 East Oglethorpe Hwy
• The County Community Complex
9397 East Oglethorpe in Midway
• Walthourville City Hall
222 Busbee Drive in Walthourville
Here is a reminder of the items we can accept:
• e waste- electronics: including computers, printers, monitors, and any computer accessories; stereo equipment and televisions; cell phones and accessories.
• household paint as long as the cans are sealed well, are not rusted and are, at least, half full. If your cans are not in good condition, add cat litter or sand to the paint, let it completely dry up, and then dispose of the cans in your regular garbage. We can only collect paint that is in acceptable condition for reuse at the Habitat Restore so please follow the above information.
• CFL’s and fluorescent light bulbs
• used motor oil and antifreeze as well as car batteries. At the Midway and Walthourville sites, we can accept the car batteries but we can only accept the oil and antifreeze in clean, disposable containers. (Remember to always recycle motor oil and antifreeze as soon as possible. Never pour these items down the drain or into a storm drain or just dump them. They cause severe water pollution problems.)
• any household batteries - please place tape on both ends of the battery
• printer ink and toner cartridges
• telephone books and large sale catalogs
• hardback books, paperbacks, and textbooks
• Prescription Take Back at all three locations for any old prescription medications and over the counter medications that you need to dispose of. Never flush these items down the toilet! These types of items have a detrimental effect on our waterways and, consequently, on aquatic life and humans—like us! Note: we cannot accept liquids or needles!
• household goods and clothes (in clean, decent condition, please)
Many of these items are not healthy for our environment---and for us--- so we need to recycle them appropriately. Some of these items can be reused which is a great way to maximize their lifespan and keep them out of our landfill. By recycling, you also have the added benefit of freeing up space in your home. For more information on recycling and the upcoming fairs, contact Keep Liberty Beautiful at (912) 880- 4888 or firstname.lastname@example.org .