You can recycle certain electronics and other items and shred documents during a recycling event on Oak Ridge Turnpike on Saturday.
The recycling program is sponsored by Keep Anderson County Beautiful. It is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8, at the Potter’s Clearance Center next to Willow Ridge Garden Center.
It’s part of the national America Recycles Day, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful.
During the local event, Scott Recycling of Knoxville will collect old computers and peripherals, cell phones, rechargeable and button batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs (no tubes), used books (not text books), and eyeglasses. For televisions, there is a charge of $20/TV and $1 per CRT computer monitor because of current expenses associated with recycling CRT screens. No TV cabinetry will be accepted. Scott Recycling from Knoxville will be recycling the electronics.
Personal document shredding will also be offered at no charge courtesy of ORNL Federal Credit Union, a press release said.
Each year, Americans generate millions of tons of waste in homes and communities. KACB urges everyone to take the pledge to reduce, reuse, and recycle by learning about the recycling options in the community, finding out what materials are collected for recycling, reducing personal waste by recycling, and starting to recycle one new type of material, the release said.
For more information about America Recycles Day, go to www.keepandersoncountybeautiful.org.