Madison Recycle Day set April 29 on Main Street
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
Madison Recycle Day arrives just in time to help with spring cleaning.
On Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Keep Madison the City Beautiful hosts the event at Tulane University at the corner of Main Street and Highway 51.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for homeowners to drop off all types of unused or unwanted items in one place,” said Tona Becker, the city liaison with Keep Mississippi Beautiful.
Madison Recycle Day draws more drop-offs each year as local homeowners use the one-stop opportunity to clear out unused or outdated electronics, papers, junk, batteries and prescriptions.
On-site shredding equipment, provided by Shred-It, will take care of the sensitive documents that residents bring for a more secure disposal than tossing in the trash. Because of the high demand for this service, there is a limit of five small bags of papers for shredding per household, and businesses are not allowed to bring documents. No boxes will be accepted.
“Get there early because once the truck is full, it’s gone,” Becker said.
The Madison Police Department will have a disposal site for unused and expired prescription drugs. Interstate Battery will be on hand collecting batteries of any type. There will be non-hazardous waste dumpsters on site for unloading trash and unwanted items.
All of those types of disposals are free.
For a fee, Magnolia Data Solutions will collect and get rid of unwanted TVs and monitors. The cost for disposing of a TV is $20. The cost for disposing computer CRT monitors is $7 each and it costs $3 for computer LCD monitors. There is no charge for disposing of printers or other electronics, such as toasters or microwaves, or large items like old washers or dryers.
Sponsors are the City of Madison, Magnolia Data Solutions, Interstate Batteries, Waste Management, Shred-It, Madison police, Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Diversion Control and Walgreens, which will serve free hot dogs, hamburgers and water.