Jump start spring cleaning with recycling event

Jump start spring cleaning with recycling event

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Residents in Dennison and Uhrichsville can jump start their spring cleaning by bringing unwanted books, mattresses and e-waste such as smaller appliances and electronics to Twin City Recycle Roundup on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at McCluskey Park in Dennison.

All donated items should be clean and dry. Following the event, collected items will not go to a landfill. Instead, books will be taken to a paper recycler in Akron, mattresses will be delivered to a recycler in Pittsburgh, and smaller appliances — no larger than a microwave — and smaller electronics will be taken to the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Recycling District site.

“This will be a great opportunity to properly dispose of items that you may have at your home that you no longer need or can use,” said Johna Metcalf, AmeriCorps VISTA member with Rural Action.

Smaller household appliances that will be accepted include window unit air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, push lawn mowers, microwaves and metal sinks.

Smaller electronics that will be accepted include audio equipment, audio/visual equipment, cell phones, CD players, DVD players, DVDs, computer towers, flat-screen monitors, connectors, cords, fax machines, game consoles, hard drives, keyboards, laptops, modems, mouse, paper shredders, power supplies, printers, servers, speakers, stereos, radios, tape drives, telephones, toner cartridges, VCRs, chargers, remotes, walkie talkies, printer cartridges, iPads, iPods, mp3 players, scanners, Wii and Xbox.

The event will be held rain or shine. Cancellation will occur only due to extreme weather with lightning.

The event is a combined effort of AmeriCorps members serving with environmentally focused programs. Rural Action’s Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps and the Rural Renewal VISTA program serve communities in Appalachian Ohio, and Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners’ Northern Ohio Watershed Corps serves with environmentally focused partners in the Lake Erie Watershed area.

Learn more about NOWCorps at www.tinkerscreek.org/nowcorps-program.

These two programs are made possible through collaboration with AmeriCorps and ServeOhio, the Ohio Commission on Service & Volunteerism. AmeriCorps is a federal agency that brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering.

Learn more about Rural Action at www.ruralaction.org.

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