Next weekend, Keep Liberty Beautiful volunteers will collect recycling and give out free native plants to green up our community.
To celebrate National Planting Day, KLB will host two Native Plants and Friends Giveaway Days. The first one will be from
9 a.m.-noon, or while supplies last, Friday with our friends at Farmers Natural Foods, 754 E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville. The second will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., or while supplies last, Saturday at our main quarterly Recycle It! Fair site at the Liberty County Health Department, 1113 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
Reserve your plant by Wednesday by calling 884-2743 or emailing email@example.com . Limit is one plant per household.
Reserved plants also will be available for pick-up from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 14 at our two new Recycle It! Fair sites: the Midway Fire Department, at the intersection of highways 84 and 17, and Walthourville City Hall.
We will have additional information available at each site as well as basic information on each plant and planting directions.
The following plants will be available for giveaway:
• Trumpet honeysuckle (a vine)
• Carolina yellow jessamine (a vine)
• Oakleaf hydrangea
• Southern wax myrtle
• Butterfly bush
• Bottle brush
• Muhly grass
• Indian hawthorne
We also have the list of the plants available at www.keeplibertybeautfiul.org and at our Facebook page.
Recycling is important, too! Please join us from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 14 at one of our three locations to recycle electronics, household goods and several household hazardous-waste items.
Here is a reminder of what items we will accept:
• electronics including computers, printers, monitors and computer accessories; stereo equipment; televisions; and cell phones and accessories. All hard drives will be wiped clean.
• household paint. Cans must be sealed, not rusted and be at least half full. If your cans are not in good condition, add cat litter or sand to the paint, let it dry and then put the cans in your garbage.
• compact fluorescent lamps and fluorescent lights
• used motor oil, antifreeze and car batteries. At the Midway and Walthourville sites, we can accept the car batteries, but oil and antifreeze must be in clean, disposable containers
• any household batteries
• printer ink and toner cartridges
• telephone books and large catalogs
• hardcover books, paperbacks, and textbooks
• prescription drugs as part of the Prescription Take Back at the Health Department location for any old prescription medications and over the counter, but no hypodermic needles.
• household goods and clothes that are in clean, decent condition
• shoes and a number of other items for Midway Middle School’s recycling. Check the list on the school’s website.
I hope you can join us as we collect this host of items for re-use or recycling. This is a great way to keep these items out of landfills. Hope to see you next weekend!