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Spring Clean-Up is Saturday At Loogootee Recycling Center

Last updated on Friday, May 4, 2012

(LOOGOOTEE) - The Martin County Solid Waste Management District will host the Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Loogootee Recycling Center.

This is an opportunity for all citizens in Martin County to clean out the house, garages, attics, and yards of rubbish. The recycling center accepts all items that cannot be picked up on the curb, such as mattresses, furniture, appliances, carpeting and other bulky items.

The center will not accept yard waste and construction materials, such as drywall, bricks, blocks, trees and branches.

It is requested that items that are accepted for recycling be separated instead of disposing in the trash boxes. Items to separate for recycling are cardboard, newspaper, magazines and catalogues, all paper, tin and steel cans, metal clothes hangers, aluminum cans, all plastic bottles, plastic grocery bags, hard back, paper back books and clean clothing and household textiles. The recycling center also accepts scrap metals such as fencing, satellite dishes, lawn mowers, and bicycles. All scrap metals will be recycled.

If you are not recycling at your house or business this is a perfect time to get acquainted with the program. The recycling center is located just off of Highway 50 East in Loogootee. For more information, you may call 295-4142.

The cost is $10 per pick-up truck load. Extra charges are for: Freon containing appliances $10 each, tires: auto and small truck are $2 each, paint and paint products are $1 per can, up to a gallon size, over a gallon is $1 per gallon (A 5 gallon can is $5).

Electronics - anything that plugs into a wall for power will be collected and sent out to be recycled. So please sort these items out from your trash. Monitors and televisions have an extra charge also $5 each, big screens $20.

Please bring your own help to unload your truck. Save the date flyers are available at the recycling center and various spots around town.

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