In observance of Earth Day, Terra State Community College will host its third annual Community Recycling Day
April 26 from 2 to 6 p.m.
During recycling hours, area residents can drop off a wide variety of items including computer CPUs, monitors ($10 charge), speakers, keyboards, mice, electric typewriters, word processors, televisions ($20-25 charge), sweepers, fans, stereos/boom boxes, copiers, printers, game consoles, telephones, small kitchen appliances, ham radio equipment and just about anything with a power cord except large kitchen appliances, dehumidifiers, air conditioners and any device containing Freon.
In addition, AccuShred, one of the event’s co-sponsors, will accept confidential papers, which will be shred on site.
|Volunteers unload confidential papers to be shred during the
2010 recycling event.
The Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Solid Waste District, also a co-sponsor, will accept batteries, including Ni-Cad, Ni-MH, Li-Lon, Ni-Zn, alkaline and sealed/gel cell lead. No wet cell or automotive/marine batteries will be accepted. And another co-sponsor, Goodwill Industries, will accept all kinds of shoes and books.
Those wishing to recycle should turn into the campus at 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont, and follow the recycling day signs. For more information, call Andy Helms at 419-559-2124.
Oregon Earth Day Collection
Oregon Community Earth Day Collection will be held April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oregon Municipal Building, 5330 Seaman Rd., Oregon.
The event is open to residents of the City of Oregon and Harborview (proof of residence required).
Accepted items include oil-based paint, solvent-based paint products, gasoline (non-returnable containers only), adhesives, driveway sealers, automotive products (antifreeze, auto grease, brake fluid), automotive batteries, household batteries, household cleaners (acid and caustic), bleach, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and fluorescent light bulbs.
Additional onsite collection services include computer equipment (CPUs, monitors, scanners, laptops, printers, keyboards, mice and speakers); light truck or passenger car tires (two per household – no tractor tires), clothing/shoes (to benefit local non-profit group) and canned and non-perishable food items (benefits local food bank).
Secure, onsite document destruction will also be offered. For more information, call 419-698-7047.
Rain barrel workshop
Bring a buddy and learn how to save water and money by building your own rain barrel at a workshop sponsored by the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District and Schedel Arboretum & Gardens.
The workshop will be held May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Schedel, located at 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore. No power tools are needed but the process requires two sets of hands for assembly of the 55-gallon barrel. Staff may be available to assist those who cannot bring a friend to help.
The event will also include a presentation by Bench’s Greenhouse, of Elmore, and participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely walk through the gardens.
The cost is $70 per rain barrel assembled. Seats are limited to 20 rain barrels, so early registration is suggested. To register, call the Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District at 419-898-1595 by April 26.
Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful, Inc. (KT/LCB), the Salvation Army, WTVG 13ABC and the Imagination Station invite Toledo & Lucas County Block watch groups, scouts, churches, families, community groups, friends, individuals, and businesses to participate in Great American Cleanup Clothes Collection.
When used textiles are collected, usable clothes are donated to charities and the fibers from the rest are recycled into roofing material, bond paper, industrial wiping clothes and remanufactured textiles.
Bring old clothes, shoes, fabric, used textiles, etc. to the Salvation Army drop-off site at Imagination Station, One Discovery Way, downtown Toledo (corner of Adams and Summit) Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 419-213-2255.
Party for the Planet
Celebrate Mother Earth and learn how to “go green” through educational displays and activities at the Toledo Zoo’s Party for the Planet April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The celebration will include a collection for recyclables and cool activities to help visitors learn to be a little “greener” in the future.
The schedule of events for the day includes animal feeding demonstrations throughout the day and a special noontime showing of greatest moments from “Frozen Planet: The Epic Journey,” the seven-part series co-produced by the BBC, the Discovery Channel and the Open University in the Indoor Theatre in the Museum of Science. Enter to win a free DVD set of Frozen Planet by being one of the first 10 families at the theatre.
During the week of April 16, watch the zoo’s Facebook page for a secret phrase. At one of the animal feeds, the zoo will give away one DVD to the first person who says the phrase to the Keeper.
Also during the week of April 16, the zoo will have a random Facebook drawing for a DVD.
During Party for the Planet, there will be boxes at the North Star Trading Post and Indoor Theatre where visitors can register to win a free DVD set.
The first 100 kids age 12 and under at the 11:30 a.m. penguin feed will get a free penguin hat, courtesy of the producers of “Frozen Planet.”
Among items that will be accepted at the zoo’s recycling event are Aluminum cans, computer peripherals, desktop and laptop computers, VHS, DVDs & CDs, DVD and VHS players, microwave ovens, MP3 players, printers, small household appliances, televisions, other working electronics, shoes & clothes & jeans, vacuum cleaners, books, household batteries, paper/secure documents for shredding, phone books, newspapers, cardboard, plastic bags, plastic bottles, print cartridges, cell phones, Christmas lights, tires (up to 10 passenger tires), no large appliances or air conditioning units will be accepted.
For more information, call 419-385-4040 or visit www.toledozoo.org.