Aug. 16, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: Lizzy Paul, environmental program coordinator, (269) 966-3355 ext. 1889 or email email@example.com
Electronics, Styrofoam Collection & Document Shredding on August 25
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The City of Battle Creek and Calhoun County are collaborating to offer another free recycling event – an electronics and Styrofoam #6 collection.
The City of Battle Creek and Calhoun County are partnering to offer residents an opportunity to recycle electronics, Styrofoam #6, and old documents. This event is free for Calhoun County residents and is an effort to encourage the responsible disposal of these items and to keep them out of the landfill. The City of Battle Creek and the Calhoun County Community Development Department invite those living within Calhoun County to bring these items to the city’s Department of Public Works, 150 S. Kendall St., on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The following items will be accepted at the collection:
Electronics: computers & laptops - LCD & CRT monitors - printers - wires and cords - computer peripherals copy/fax machines - audio & visual equipment - plasma, LCD, & tube televisions - game consoles - stereo equipment - lamps - small kitchen appliances - car batteries & household batteries - other items with a cord.
Styrofoam #6: cups - plates - meat trays - to-go boxes - coolers - egg cartons - #6 packaging materials
Document Shredding: clean paper (any size/color) - blueprints - newspaper - magazines - brochures
posters - mail - photographs - window envelopes - file folders
Electronics info: Any resident or business having a large quantity of material should contact an electronics recycling company directly for proper disposal. This collection is for residential electronic waste ONLY and fees WILL apply if a large amount of material is brought to the collection without proper notice.
Styrofoam #6 info: This collection is for a specific type of Styrofoam called polystyrene. Polystyrene usually has the number 6 embossed on the material. Polystyrene is typically used in foam cups, plates, egg cartons, and packing material. Foam packing peanuts and construction foam cannot be accepted as they are made out of a different type of foam. All material brought to the collection must be clean. Dirty or soiled material cannot be accepted.
Document shredding info: All documents will be shredded on-site inside a trailer. Participants will receive a certificate of destruction afterward. Again, this event is only for residents – not businesses.