Franklin County recyclingCentral Ohio is getting in the America Recycles Day spirit, as the Franklin County Government Complex hosts a recycling drop-off and education event on ARD, Thursday, November 15, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is meant to both raise recycling awareness and provide a convenient spot for Central Ohioans to drop off some tricky recyclables, such as eyeglasses, cell phones, printer cartridges, computer equipment, batteries and usable clothing and household tools. As well, the complex will provide displays detailing how the Franklin County Government offices manage recycling a vast number of materials, including paper, plastic and glass bottles, aluminum and steel cans, cardboard, building materials, carpeting, unneeded furniture, office supplies and equipment, tires, vehicles, engine oil and various electronics. Ohioans currently generate more than 17 million tons of waste annually, yet at least 50% of everything we throw away could be recycled, according to the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio. That means there is still a lot of work to be done to curb Ohio’s waste problem, and Columbus residents can lead the way. Get started on America Recycles Day.

America Recycles Day 2012

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Date: Thursday, November 15 Time: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Franklin County Government Complex, 373 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 Contact: Charlie Hottel of the Franklin County Green Team will provide further details.