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April 7, 2014

Free recycling event set for Earth Day

Free recycling event set for Earth Day

A free recycling extravaganza is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. April 22 at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay to celebrate Earth Day.

Residents can bring unwanted electronics (computers, laptops, DVD players, VCRs, fax machines, printers, scanners, microwave, telephones, cameras, monitors, and televisions), water-based paints and water-based stains, expired fire extinguishers, expired flares, gently used books, DVDs, CDs, cell phones, eye glasses, sunglasses, gently worn shoes (woman’s, men’s and children’s athletic, dress, casual, sandals, heels, flats and timberland type work boots), denim (any condition fabric or clothing), prescription drugs and select appliances (refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, and non-working stoves).

Habitat for Humanity Restore along with the city of Sturgeon Bay, Denim Recycling, Door County Waste and Recycling, E Paint Recycling, Friends of Door County Libraries, 4-H Club, Help of Door County, Sturgeon Bay Lions Club, Little Hoppers, Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, Shoe Box recycling, Door County Sheriff’s Department and Vintage Tech Recyclers are offering this free event for Door County residents.

Door County Habitat for Humanity ReStore said they guarantee the electronics and other items are ethically handled and recycled and all hard drives are protected using NIST 800-88 compliant software wiping.

Burgers and brats will be on sale for those wishing to utilize theirlunch hour for drop off.

People bringing E-waste and paint recycling and some other stations will be asked to stay in their cars to line up for drop off.

Items not accepted are light bulbs/fluorescents, mercury containingdevices, alkaline batteries, household chemicals and toys.

This event will be held rain or shine. Those with questions or moreinformation about responsible electronic recycling, can call the ReStore at (920) 743-2869 or visit www.doorcountyhabitat.org.