Earth Day events Saturday include amnesty day for some waste

The Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday with events at the Bartholomew County and Columbus Recycling Center on Mapleton.

Earth Day events will be happening from 8 to 3 on Saturday, April 23rd.

There will be an amnesty day to get rid of hard-to-dispose-of waste. You can turn in up to two refrigerant containing appliances, up to two propane tanks, up to four tires from personal vehicles, with the rims removed. All of those are at no cost.

Jessica Norcross, educator with the waste management district, explains:

If you need to get rid of an old television set or monitor, you can also drop those off but they will cost $20 each.

There will be educational displays including the RC Flyers, Bartholomew County Public Library Book Express, the Citizens Climate Lobby, Lions Club and Sans Souci.

Bartholomew County residents can pick up a free pickup load of mulch or compost from 8 to 12. Girl Scouts will be organizing children’s activities from 9 to 12 and there will be document-shredding from 9 to 11 a.m. provided by Speedy Shred.

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