The next Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLR) recycling drive will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 in downtown Laingsburg. The special recycling collections for materials like hazardous household waste, scrap lumber, textiles, and so forth are done for 2017, but there are still places to recycle such items. The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association can also provide guidance about how to dispose of CFLs, mercury thermometers, or used motor oil.
Materials accepted every month at GLR recycling drives include newspapers and phone books, glass containers for food and beverage, tin and aluminum (can be mixed), scrap metal, electronics (no CRT monitors), corrugated cardboard (include brown paper bags here), boxboard, mixed office paper (no adhesives), books, magazines, and plastics #1-7 (please separate). Household batteries continue to be accepted as well, though it is asked that regular and re-chargeable batteries be separated. GLR cannot accept plastic grocery bags or polystyrene/Styrofoam.
As always, recyclers from any community are welcome. A $2 to $3 donation to help cover costs is requested but not mandatory. The GLR is run completely by volunteers, so a few more helping hands are always welcome. Scouts, honor students, and others looking to do public service could accrue hours by volunteering with the group. Anyone with questions or who is seeking more information can contact Terry or Ellen Link at (517) 651-2005, or Beth Lange at (517) 651-6437.