WAPAKONETA — A recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Wapakoneta Street Department, Harrison Street.
The Wapakoneta Waste Minimization Committee and Auglaize County Solid Waste District will accept household waste that will be sent to be recycled.
Accepted items include paint ($1 per gallon), CRT monitors ($5), tube TVs ($1 per inch), flat-screen TVs ($10), batteries (free AAAA-D and car; $1 per pound for drill/volt), appliances with freon ($30) and household electronics (free except previously listed).
The Wapakoneta Waste Minimization Committee will host a Special Collection Day on Saturday, October 20, from 9 am to Noon, at the Wapakoneta Street Department, Harrison Street, Wapakoneta.
The Minimization Committee has worked with the Auglaize County Solid Waste District to accept a number of items that should not be put out with household garbage. The items will ultimately be shipped to companies that specialize in recycling their components.
On Saturday, the Minimization Committee can accept:
PAINT—Oil and Latex, but all must have original labels: $1 per container up to the first gallon, and $1 for every gallon thereafter;
CRT MONITORS—$5.00 per monitor;
TUBE TELEVISIONS—$1 per inch (measured diagonally across the screen);
FLAT SCREEN TELEVISIONS—$10.00 per television;
HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES—FREE for AAAA through Ds & car batteries;
OTHER BATTERIES—$1 per pound for drill batteries, “volt” batteries;
APPLIANCES WITH FREON—$30 per appliance; and
HOUSEHOLD ELECTRONICS—FREE for anything with a plug, except for items listed above.
Any fees go directly to the county Solid Waste District. Only cash can be accepted on October 20.
States Minimization Committee chair Rachel Barber, “We’re happy to provide local residents with the opportunity to dispose of these items safely. The volunteer members of the Minimization Committee will continue to work to help our residents reduce their garbage and increasing their opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle.”
City officials note that, for those unable to participate on Saturday, some of the items can be disposed through the city’s “tag” system (although the cost may be higher. Residents should check with the City Utilities Office, Parlette Court, for more information.