Columbia County is expanding its semiannual electronics recycling event to include glass products.
Electronics and glass will be accepted from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday during the event in the parking lot of the Government Complex on Ronald Reagan Drive in Evans.
The recycling effort, by Keep Columbia County Beautiful and the county's Community Events department, is in conjunction with Creative Recycling Systems of Georgia.
County officials opted to expand the event to include donations of clear, green and brown glass products for recycling.
"We are doing this as a pilot project to see how successful it is," said Jenny Hinton, Keep Columbia County Beautiful coordinator. "If it goes over well, then we'll look into offering it at different events."
Acceptable glass products are food-type containers such as jars and bottles that did not contain anything toxic, which could prevent the entire donation bin of donated glass from being recycled.
"The lids should be removed and it must be rinsed out," Hinton said, adding that the glass will be recycled by Strategic Materials Inc.
The event also will offer paper shredding services provided by Aiken Augusta Shredding.
"It is not for businesses," Hinton said. "It is for household use only. It is for document shredding and they do take the paper and recycle it."
The county began holding occasional electronics recycling events in September 2006.
Acceptable electronics include computers; monitors; desktop CPUs; LCD display laptops; notebook computers; CD and CDRW drives; DVDs; hard, floppy and ZIP drives; scanners; printers; fax machines; adding machines; cell, corded and cordless phones; pagers; routers; hubs; remote controls; and PDAs. Stereo components, such as tuners, tape players and CD players, will be accepted. Hinton said recyclable batteries also will be accepted.
Televisions, wooden stereo speakers, electric and microwave ovens and other appliances won't be accepted.
For more information, call Keep Columbia County Beautiful at (706) 312-7195 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov.
Recycling Bins for Newspapers & Magazines
Columbia County Government Complex - 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, behind Building E
Marvin United Methodist Church - 4400 Wheeler Road
Seventh Day Adventist Church - 4301 Wheeler Road
Wesley United Methodist Church - North Belair Road
St. Teresa of Avila Church - 4921 Columbia Road
Fire Station 11 - 480 White Road in Harlem
Fire Station 3 - 704 Furys Ferry Road
Columbia County Cares - 1959 Appling Harlem Road in Appling
The following schools also participate and receive half of the proceeds:
Elementary Schools - Bel Air, Brookwood, Evans, Greenbrier, Lewiston, North Columbia, North Harlem, Riverside, South Columbia, and Stevens Creek
Middle Schools - Columbia, Lakeside, Evans
High Schools - Evans, Greenbrier, and Harlem
Aluminum cans are collected for burn victims at the following locations:
Martinez Fire Department stations No. 2 - Gibbs Road, No. 3 - Furys Ferry, No. 4 - Oakley-Pirkle, No. 6 - William Few Parkway, and No. 11 - White Road near Harlem
Fitness Plus Exercise Equipment, 3740 Washington Road
Grovetown Department of Public Safety, 105 W. Robinson Ave., Grovetown
Commercial Recycling Centers
Paper Stock Dealers Inc.
1525 Government St., Augusta
Will Accept: All types of papers, cardboard and plastics
3626 Walton Way Ext., Augusta
Will Accept: All types of batteries, automotive / motorcycle batteries, nickel cadmium and rechargeable batteries
Jefferson Smurfit Corp.
1311 Walker St., Augusta
Will Accept: Aluminum cans, cardboard, paper (copy, computer, colored ledger, manila tab cards and file folders) and newspaper
Sample & Son
5944 Columbia Road, Grovetown
Will Accept: Concrete, brick, dirt, trees, grass, leaves, straw, wood, sheet rock and roofing materials
2348 Gordon Hwy., Augusta
Will Accept: Yard waste
Metal Recycling Centers
1890 Old Savannah Road, Augusta
Will Accept: All metals including appliances
Augusta Steel & Metal Co.
1468 Gordon Hwy., Augusta
Will Accept: All nonferrous metals (non-magnetic metals) and automotive batteries
Augusta-North Augusta Regional Material Recovery Facility
101 Clay Pit Road, North Augusta, S.C.
Will Accept: No. 1 and No. 2 plastics (drink bottles, milk containers, clear, brown and green glass, food and beverage containers, and steel/aluminum)
Plastic / Paper Grocery Bags & Egg Carton Recycling
All Publix and Kroger supermarkets and Wal-Mart stores,
Food Lion stores at 365 South Belair Road and in Grovetown
MOTOR OIL may be taken to any Jiffy Lube or Advance Auto Parts location
Transmission Fluid & Anti-Freeze may be taken to any Jiffy Lube location
PHONE BOOK RECYCLING
Each year Keep Columbia County Beautiful recycles phone books as citizens receive new editions. This program usually starts in May and will end in August or September.
CELL PHONE RECYCLING
Columbia County Community and Leisure Services, Evans Government Complex, Building B - 630 Ronald Reagan Dr.
Columbia County Public Library - 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.
Bel Air Elementary - 325 North Belair Road (Contact Benita Sandbach at (706) 868-3698)
Savannah Rapids Pavilion - 3300 Evans-to-Locks Road
Cingular Wireless - 3830 Washington Road
Radio Shack - 4465 Washington Road
Staples - 246 Robert C. Daniel Parkway
(Recyling information courtesy of the Columbia County Web site www.columbiacountyga.gov. Direct any questions to Jenny Hinton at (706) 312-7195.)
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