Special Recycling Opportunities At Earth Day Expo

2014-04-18_15-22-13Tax season is finally over, but you have a stack of documents that require shredding. You just bought some new electronics, and you’d like to keep the old stuff out of the landfill. You’ve bought new shoes for the kids and yourself, but what can be done with the old shoes that still have life left in them?

Here is the answer to all three of those scenarios! KALB will be doing document shredding, accepting electronics, and collecting usable shoes at the Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are frequently asked what types of electronics are accepted for recycling at our center on Lucas Ferry Rd. Here is an easy way to remember: If it uses batteries of any kind or plugs into the wall, we’ll take it! If it plugs into one of those items, such as speakers, keyboard, etc., we’ll take it.
Electronics can be brought to the Athens-Limestone Recycling Center (which is a division of KALB) Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no charge for any electronics except television sets, which currently have a disposal fee of $10.00.

Many people have a difficult time getting to the recycling center during the week, so here is your opportunity to bring those electronics to us on a Saturday! During the Earth Day event, you must enter East St. from Washington only. Just enter there and we’ll help you unload. There will be an exit leading out to Hobbs St. Please remember to bring the $10 fee for each television you wish to recycle.

Our recycling center will have two large shredders on site. Individuals may shred their own documents or have one of our volunteers shred if a person is unable. We will be happy to shred up to a small box of documents. All shredded paper will be recycled.

If you have a large amount of documents to be shred, there will be a community shredding event at Calhoun Community College on May 3, 2014. You can find more information on the Calhoun College Event Calendar online.

2014-04-18_15-22-30Shoes – Find your SoleMate
KALB will be collecting usable shoes at our office on East St. and at the Recycling Center during business hours throughout the year. Shoe Box Recycling will take the shoes and distribute them for reuse. We will also be collecting shoes at the Earth Day Event.

To find your SoleMate, go to ShoeBoxRecycling.com. Sign up and log in. You will given the opportunity to type or handwrite a SoleMate note that you can put into your pair of shoes. When you print your note, it will have a unique code number which allows you to connect with the person that will be wearing your shoes! This is done through the website, so there is no personal information given. Wouldn’t it be cool to find out who received your shoes?

Prescription Drug Collection at APD
This will be held at the ATHENS POLICE DEPARTMENT PARKING LOT from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the same day as the Earth Day event. Just drive through their parking lot, safely rid your home of old medications, then come and join us at the Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO!
Please call KALB at 256-233-8728 or email KALBCares@gmail.com for more information.
By: Lynne Hart