Saturday is the day to “spring into recycling,” by getting rid of recyclable but unwanted items during Keep Jackson County Beautiful’s Recycling Day Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon at the county transfer station.
“Items to be taken include documents for shredding; E-Waste; auto batteries and oil; household batteries; florescent light bulbs (after six, there will be $1 charge for each) and paint,” said Keep Jackson County Beautiful executive director Susan Trepagnier. “Due to the cost of paint collection, KJCB has adjusted the cost this time to $2 per can after the first two, which are free. In the future, paint collection at the Jackson County Transfer Station will be $2 per can.
“We will continue to take eyeglasses and aluminum cans for Jackson County Lions Clubs and clothing that is taken to Peace Place Thrift Store after collection. Maylin’s Place will take books (hardback and softback) and DVDs.
“KJCB needs the help of Jackson County citizens attending the event — when driving into the area, please have your things for recycling placed together, pop your hatch or trunk and let us do the work. We ask that you stay in your vehicle and allow volunteers to remove your material. We also are asking that you stay in one lane unless otherwise directed. This will mean a slight wait, no more than a few minutes, but to assure the safety of our volunteers, we have put our heads together and come up with this plan.”
In addition, Jackson County deputies will be on hand to extend their “drug take-back” held April 26, and will accept for destruction expired or no-longer-needed prescription medications.