Keep Jackson County Beautiful’s spring recycling event will take place this Saturday, May 11, with an expanded list of items being accepted.
“We continue to take auto oil and batteries, oil and latex paint (six free, $1 per gallon over that), E-waste (televisions are $10 apiece), household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs (six free, after that $1 apiece), eyeglasses, good used clothing, in-date nonperishable food and aluminum cans,” reports Susan Trepagnier, director of Keep Jackson County Beautiful. “And please don’t forget we will be shredding documents that day. We’ve added hardback and softback books, videos, DVDs and CDs and kitchen oil and grease this year.”
Also on the list are plastic bottles and paper that can be dropped off at the transfer station.
“We really try to make this a one-stop for people on Recycling Day,” Trepagnier said. “We ask them not to get out of their vehicles. Volunteers will unload their material and they can move on to the next station. The only place they will need to get out of their car is at document shredding.”
She said many people will do their spring cleaning and take advantage of their trip, going to the transfer station to drop off materials that need to be thrown away. “Remember though, the cost is not free for disposal of trash,” she advises. “The same fees apply as always.”