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Christmas 2017: recycle gift paper, boxes, batteries and bags

Recycling areas designated around Adair County and tips offered to help safely dispose of all the wrappings and batteries that come with the season of gifing.

By Andrea Waggener, Deputy Adair CJE

'Tis the season for torn wrapping paper and empty cardboard boxes as children and adults share the spirit of Christmas with presents and meals. The Adair County Fiscal Court along with Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephen's office and the Adair County Recycling Center would like to remind everyone that recycling trailers are be located at IGA and Walmart parking lots, as well as at Holmes Bend, and Lindsey Wilson College to help Adair County residents dispose of those remnants of Christmas morning.

There is also a recycling trailer and large yellow bin set up at the Adair County Recycling Center, located at 62 Service Road for use throughout the holidays. The trailers have convenient slots for your paper, aluminum and flattened cardboard boxes.

Please remember that these trailers are intended for recyclable materials ONLY and should not to be misused as dumpsters for trash. If the trailers are used for garbage they will get full much faster and then will not be available for cardboard disposal for the other members of the community. Also, if one of the trailer sites is full please consider visiting another site or the center itself so that the parking lots are not littered with boxes and paper. The Recycling Center will be not be staffed December 23-26 for the holidays, and will collect the trailers on December 27.

Recycling Supervisor David Smith would like to remind Adair Countians that grocery bags/shopping bags are not recycled at the center; however, Walmart does have a large blue bin on the grocery side to collect the used bags.

Parents, don't forget that as the batteries in toys need to be replaced, they are hazardous and should be stored to be recycled during Adair County's Household Hazardous Waste Day later in the year. Those batteries can be stored in a plastic container or Zip-lock bag until they can be disposed of properly.

Have a Merry Christmas and let's work together to keep our community clean!

This story was posted on 2017-12-24 13:21:55
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