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Recycling drive set for used electronics


Published: Sat, March 4, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.


Appliance recycling drives also will be held in six locations.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Broken VCRs, old computers and other electronics will be collected during a recycling drive in Mahoning County that begins March 29.
Mahoning County Commissioners' Reuse & amp; Recycling Division also is preparing for appliance recycling drives and a household hazardous waste collection in the coming months.
Commissioners recently approved a $13,000 contract with Great Eastern Metals to provide services at the electronics collections.
Drop-off times for the electronics recycling drive will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays only at the Coitsville Township Recycling Center, 3737 McCartney Road. The weekly collection will end June 14.
County residents may drop off as many as five electronic items, which include personal computers, monitors, printers, cell phones, DVD and VCR players, tabletop copiers and fax machines. Televisions also will be accepted for a fee of $5 cash per set.
Another electronics drive will be on Wednesdays in October at Berlin Township Recycling Station, 15823 W. Akron-Canton Road.
Appliances, hazardous waste
Appliance drives will be held in six locations throughout the county, beginning April 22. Acceptable items are refrigerators, air conditioners, stoves, dehumidifiers, microwaves, hot water heaters and water softeners.
The hazardous waste collection will be May 13 at Canfield Fairgrounds, with entrance at Gate 9 off state Route 46. Residents whose last names begin with letters A through F may drop off items between 9 and 11 a.m.; letters G through N, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and letters O through Z, 1 to 3 p.m.
Hazardous waste includes nonlatex paint, bleach, solvents, poisons, stains, grease, thinners, acids, antifreeze, aerosol cans, lighter fluid, roof coatings, varnish, pesticides, automotive fluids, used motor oil, propane cylinders, adhesives, medicines, fluorescent light bulbs, insecticides, pool chemicals, asbestos (which must be double-bagged), photo chemicals, household cleaners, car batteries, gasoline and herbicides.


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