With autumn approaching, recycling switches to high gear in preparation for winter. The Greater Laingsburg Recyclers will hold their next recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 in downtown Laingsburg. Household batteries, books, scrap metal, and electronics (no CRT monitors), as well as glass (jars and bottles), cardboard, plastics (please try to sort into No. 1s, clear No. 2s, colored No. 2s, and Nos. 3 through 7), and so much more. Orgainzers ask individuals to take plastic bags to a grocery store, give garbage to a waste hauler, and ask us where to take polystyrene (Styrofoam).
Additionally, Shiawassee County residents can attend the Hazardous Household Waste Collection from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 7 that will be just north of VG’s Grocery on Chippewa Trail, near the Owosso Wastewater Treatment Plant. Items accepted at the free event include oil-based paints and varnishes, wood preservatives, cleaning solvents, pesticides and weed killers, transmission fluid and antifreeze, and more. They will not accept latex paint, used motor oil, automobile batteries, explosives, tires, or recyclables normally accepted at local recycling drop-offs. For more information, persons can call the Shiawassee County Health Department at (989) 743-2392.
As always, recyclers from any community are welcome. A $2 to $3 donation to help cover our costs is requested but not mandatory. For more information regarding accepted items, persons can contact Terry or Ellen Link at (517) 651-2005, or Beth Lange at (517) 651-6437.