It is that time again!
Check your closets and storage rooms and your office storage for household items and for old electronics that need to be recycled. The quarterly Recycle It! Fair is scheduled from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. We now offer three fair locations in the county to make it easier to recycle a variety of items that can be recycled successfully or disposed of properly.
The recycling drop-off sites will accept regularly used items, including newspapers (even the inserts), paper, magazines, light board (product boxes), many types of plastics (bottles and containers), glass bottles, tin and aluminum cans and cardboard.
The quarterly Recycle It! Fairs are for other items that are used around the house and around the workplace.
Our local partners make it possible to offer these special recycling events each quarter: Goodwill Industries, Coastal Auto and Recycling, Liberty County Solid Waste, local law enforcement and the cities of Walthourville and Midway.
The fair sites are:
• Liberty County Health Department, 1113 E. Oglethorpe Highway
• Midway Police Department 10490 E. Oglethorpe Highway (at light)
• Walthourville City Hall, 222 Busbee Drive
Here is a reminder of the items we can accept:
• E-waste — computers, printers, monitors and any computer accessories; stereo equipment; televisions; and cellphones and accessories. All hard drives will be wiped clean by our local Goodwill Industries.
• Household paint — Cans must be sealed well, not rusted and at least half-full. For cans not in good condition, add cat litter or sand to the paint, let it dry, and then dispose of them in the garbage. We can only collect paint that is in acceptable condition for reuse.
• Compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and fluorescent lightbulbs
• Used motor oil, antifreeze, car batteries — We will accept the car batteries at the Midway and Walthourville sites, but we will only accept oil and anti-freeze in clean, disposable containers.
• Household batteries
• 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 and over-the-counter medications that need disposal. We will not accept hypodermic needles.
• Household goods and clothes in clean, decent condition
• Gently used shoes
Just think how much more room you will have in your closets, cabinets and storage areas at home and at work when you collect all of these items for the fair.
For me, when I have more space, it kind of makes me want to go out and buy some more stuff! But fight the urge and bask in the glow of reducing some of the waste in the world. Good job! See you Saturday!
For more information, call us at 880-4888, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.keepliberty