Recycleathon event set for April 17
Warren County is bringing its Recycleathon event back in 2021.
The first household hazardous waste and electronics recycling event for this year is set for Saturday, April 17.
It will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and be held at the Sheffield High School, 6760 US 6, Sheffield.
The cost for utilizing the service is set on a per pound basis and depends on what is looking to recycle — $2 for household hazardous waste, $1.50 for bulbs and batteries, $3.23 for mercury containing devices, $.40 for all non-CRT devices, $.60 for tube and CRT televisions and monitors, $.70 for small freon containing devices and 62 cents per pound for paint.
There’s a flat fee of $8 per propane tank recycled.
The county offers some guidance on what is — and is not — recyclable at this event.
“Electronics” includes computers and peripherals, televisions, printers, microwaves, CD and tape players, copiers, fax machines, cell phones, telephones, paotops, VCD and DVD players, phone systems, dehumidifiers and air conditioners.
Household hazardous waste includes things like cleaning products, aerosols, pool chemicals, paint, wood/metal cleaners and polish, gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, propane tanks, driveway sealer, stain, paint stripper, batteries, light bulbs, oil, fuel additives, transmission/brake fluid, antifreeze, degreasers, car wax, bleach, lye, indoor pesticides, flea repellant, bug sprays, mouse and rat poisons and strychnine.
Items that can’t be accepted include medical waste, radioactive material, tires, syringes, ammunition, explosives and large explosives.
Pre-registration is required for the event and those interested are directed to register at ecsr.net or call (866) 815-0016.
The county contracts with ECS&R, a recycling firm headquartered out of Cochranton, to provide the service.