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October 5, 2021

Recycling Information: 2nd Saturday of the Month 9am-1pm

Happy October!
The next area-wide recycling drive will be held on Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the usual location in downtown Laingsburg on Roosevelt Row.
Collections are always held the second Saturday of the month.
 
Materials accepted every month at GLR recycling drives include:
-newspaper and phone books;
-tin and aluminum;
-scrap metal;
-corrugated cardboard (include brown paper bags here);
-boxboard (but not refrigerated or juice boxes);
-mixed office paper (no adhesives), junk mail,
-books and magazines;
-plastics #1-2 (please separate) but no clamshells (takeout, berries and salad containers).
-household batteries continue to be accepted as well; please separate into regular, rechargeable and lithium
-empty inkjets from Canon, Brother and HP
 
Unfortunately, we cannot accept glass right now, but hope that will change once our facility has opened. The GLR cannot accept plastic grocery bags or polystyrene/Styrofoam (the latter is accepted at the St. Johns Lionsโ€™ site, Meridian Twp. and East Lansing).
As always, recyclers from any community are welcome. A $2-$3 donation to help cover our costs is requested but not mandatory.
 
The Greater Laingsburg Recyclers are excited for construction of the new recycling facility to begin in late October. Weโ€™ll keep you posted. The new facility will allow us to be open more frequently! This will require more volunteers, so please consider giving this worthy cause a few hours of your time once or twice a year.
Volunteering with the GLR, which is run completely by volunteers, is a great opportunity for Scouts, honor students, and others looking to do public service.
Flyers describing the Greater Laingsburg Community Recycling Center are available at the drive, or you can check it out on our website (https://recyclelaingsburg.wixsite.com/mysite) and Facebook page.
 
Clinton County residents, take note: The countyโ€™s Free for Fall event will be held Sat., October 16, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in DeWitt Twp. They will be accepting household hazardous waste items (such as unwanted medications, lawn chemicals, pool chemicals, oil-based paint, etc.) and electronics (e.g., computer equipment, stereo equipment, TVs, phones, etc.) only; there is a $10 fee for televisions and computer monitors. To make an appointment (required), call 989-224-5186, or send an email to recycle@clinton-county.org. Volunteers are needed here, too.
For questions re: what we take or more information about anything mentioned, contact Terry or Ellen Link at (517) 651-2005 or Beth Lange at 651-6437.
 
The Shiawassee County Health Department is conducting a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection ๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ–๐š๐ฆ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ฉ๐ฆ at the HHW site located on Chippewa Trail, just north of VGโ€™s Grocery Store in Owosso.  For additional information contact the Shiawassee County Health Department at (989)-743-2392. For information on all HHW materials please visit (https://www.shiawasseechd.net/Environmental-Health/Household-Hazardous-Waste.aspx?fbclid=IwAR35f48xucQh8_EpzY5eiYyZMLMw2AUsWQl0PSbyFGAcbOQ5NqU04GEK7bA)
 

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