For Immediate Release
November 4, 2020
The Plains, Ohio — Do you have an old mattress or rechargeable batteries lying around waiting to be recycled? Now is your chance. Rural Action will hold a recycling dropoff at the Hocking County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The dropoff will focus on difficult-to-recycle items (see the list below). Residents also can drop off 30-gallon bags of trash, which will cost $3/each.
“We have identified local sources for each type of item we’re accepting, so this will be as zero waste as we can make it,” says Ed Newman, Director of Rural Action’s Zero Waste program. “Nothing is being sent to China. It all will be recycled with entrepreneurs in our region.”
Here are recyclables that will be accepted during the event and where they will be processed:
- Textiles: Neighbors helping Neighbors in Ashland, KY.
- Rechargeable Batteries: RePower in Amesville.
- Mattresses and Box Springs: Martin Mattress Recycling in Nelsonville.
- E-Waste: Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers, then to Accurate IT in Columbus, an R2-certified company that responsibly and legally manages all materials and does it here in the United States. Here is a complete list.
- Scrap Metal: AHRC, then to Michel’s Iron & Metals in Union Furnace. (NO refrigerators, freezers or air conditioning units; they don’t have equipment to remove freon).
- Medical Supplies and Equipment (NO DRUGS): Medwish International in Cleveland.
- 30 Gallon Bags of Trash ($3/bag): AHRC, then to the Athens-Hocking Landfill.
Rural Action is a regional community development organization with a 32-county footprint working with members and community leaders on a range of quality of life, environmental, and economic projects across rural Appalachian Ohio. Its mission is to build a more just economy by developing the region’s assets in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways. Learn more about Rural Action at www.ruralaction.org
Director, Zero Waste