With the holidays in our rear-view mirror, I hope everyone is enjoying their new gadgets and gifts! The question becomes, however, what do you do with the old stuff? What do you do with all the cleaned out clothes, old TVs, used computers, and batteries? Tomorrow is the first “Going Green in 2015” for the year, and will help raise funds for community programs. Here’s how it works…
[section_title heading=”h2″]Step 1:[/section_title] Look at the official list of items you can drop off (PDF), and see if your used/unwanted/trash items are on the list. Here are a couple examples you might not have thought about while cleaning up for the new year!
- TVs: Did you get a new TV for Christmas, or are buying one for the big game next week? Recycle the old one (limit one per car.)
- Bicycles, Appliances, Other Scrap Metal: Got a new Schwinn!? Maybe a KitchenAid? Take the old one down to recycle instead of tossing it in the trash.
- Batteries, Cell Phones, and Cooking Oil: These items are so easy to just toss in the trash, but recycle them instead and help the environment.
[section_title heading=”h2″]Step 2:[/section_title]Take them down to Castle High School tomorrow, and drop them off. It’s like a drive-thru, and there are plenty of helpful people there to guide you along.
[section_title heading=”h2″]Step 3:[/section_title]Go home and start saving these items for recycling (the list of recyclables hardly changes month to month). The “Going Green” campaign usually runs twice a month, at various locations around the island, so there’s always a chance for you to recycle instead of trashing. Check the City & County’s ‘opala website for all the details, and mark your calendar’s with the latest yearly schedule (PDF)!
It’s not that hard to make a little difference in our island’s waste process. Do your part, and make a difference, one step at a time…