Old Computer? Worn Tennis Shoes? Free Recycling at OSU Green Fair

March 7, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio State University’s 2011 Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair will again have an extensive recycling station. Old cell phones, computers, even tennis shoes are some of the stuff you can drop off free, though it has to come from a residential source, not a business.

A limited number of coupons for food at the fair, a $2.50 value, will be given to people who bring in materials. And anyone who hauls something in can enter a drawing for one of these prizes: a $50 gift certificate for Wooster’s Local Roots Market and Café, a solar-powered flashlight, and recycling bins.

Here’s what you can unload:

-- Worn-out athletic shoes for recycling through the College of Wooster Student Athlete Leadership Committee.

-- Up to two file boxes full of magazines, newsprint and sensitive documents for shredding and recycling by Sanmandy Enterprises, Creston.

-- Computers and computer accessories for recycling by ITRAN Electronics Recycling of Richfield.

-- Cell phones and personal printer ink cartridges for recycling by The Wilderness Center, Wilmot.

-- Useable, never frozen household paint for reuse by Habitat for Humanity in Wayne County’s Habitat ReStore.

-- Expandable polystyrene -- Styrofoam and similar materials -- used in packaging, as packaging peanuts and as food containers (but clean them out) for recycling by Wayco Recycling, Wooster.

-- Old prescription and non-prescription drugs for humans and pets for safe disposal by northern Ohio’s Medway Drug Enforcement Agency.

-- Fluorescent light tubes and compact fluorescent lights, or CFLs, for recycling by the Wayne County Sustainable Energy Network.

The free public fair, a community/university effort to teach about sustainability, goes from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on April 19 at the university’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster.

For more information, call 330-263-3700 or go to http://www.wcsen.org/WCSGGF/.

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Author(s): 
Kurt Knebusch
Source(s): 
Allen Zimmerman