“Take a look around your house and more than likely you will find something that could be recycled or re-used.
If your items are on the list below, Thurston County will accept them for free or for a minimal charge during Community Recycle Days.
The event… [is TODAY] Sept. 22 at the county fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road S.E. in Lacey, … will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Most of the items accepted are recycled with only a few things destined for reuse.
Remember, reuse is always more environmentally friendly than recycling.
Accepted for a small fee:
Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners: $15 each (four appliances per vehicle).
Microwaves, TVs, computer monitors, laptop computers: $10 each.
Computer CPU’s, printers, scanners, fax machines, copiers less than 50 pounds: $5 each.
Stoves, dishwashers, washers/dryers, hot water tanks: $5 each (no plastic-cased appliances such as dishwashers).
VCRs, DVD or CD players, stereos, speakers: $2 each.
Tires: $2 each without rims, and $3 each with rims (passenger tires only)
Accepted for free:
Scrap metal including de-valved propane tanks. No barbed wire, no motorized vehicles and no major vehicle parts (check with a scrap metal recycler or wrecking yard).
Bicycles with or without tires.
Electronics: power tools, keyboards, computer mouses, phones (includes cell phones) and printed circuit boards.
Small motors, such as chain saws, string trimmers and outboard boat motors.
Lawnmowers: Push or riding.
Flowerpots: 2-gallon or larger, clean and unbroken
Reusable items for Goodwill Industries: working small kitchen appliances, kitchenware, and clothing.
Before coming to the event, please fill out the county’s tally sheet, which saves everyone time at these busy events. The form can be found at www.co.thurston.wa.us/wwm (click on Community Recycle Days in the News and Events section on the left side of the page),” quoting The Olympian.