Troy to host recycling day

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Got recyclables? The City of Troy is looking for you.

The City of Troy will partner Keep Troy Beautiful, KW Plastics and several local organizations to host a free, one-stop recycling event on Saturday, Nov. 15, as part of America Recycles Day.

The second annual “Troy Recycles Day” takes please from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lowe’s Parking Lot, 1421 U.S. 231 South, Troy.

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“This is the second year we’ve done this,” said Melissa Sanders, planning administrator and chair of Keep Troy Beautiful.

“This is a one-stop drop off for people who have anything they want to recycle.”

The city will be accepting items it normally collects through the recycling program, including No. 1, 2, 4, and 5 plastics; plastic bags; cardboard and paper. “You can also drop off your electronics for recycling, such as old televisions, computers, even VCRs,” Sanders said.

Habitat for Humanity will be on hand to accept donated building supplies and tools to be recycled.

“We will also have Salvation Army there, so you can recycle used clothing, household goods and furniture and other sellable items,” Sanders said.

“And, for the first time this year, First National Bank and Troy Bank &Trust have partnered to provide a safe, secure shredding service,” Sanders said. “So residents can bring any financial or personal papers that need to be shredded to this drop-off.”

Volunteers will be on site to help residents unload and dispose of recyclables, she added.

Items that can be recycled include computers; monitors; TVs; copiers; appliances; home electronics; plastic bags; paper; clothing; compact fluorescent light bulbs; cell phones; batteries; building supplies and tools; fixtures; useable wallpaper; ink and toner cartridges; metal furniture and toys; bicycles; aluminum cans; cardboard and paper; documents and bills; sellable household items; and No. 1, 2, 4 and 5 plastics.