By Kristin Bednarski
Batavia Township will be hosting their Clean Up and Recycle Event June 6-8 that will give residents an opportunity to get rid of and recycle a variety of items they are no longer using.
Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons said they decided to host one big event this year as opposed to having two junk day events spaced apart during the year.
“What we saw was a little fall-off in participation in previous years,” Parsons said. “We thought if we focus a little later, about the time school is out, and step it up, it would work better.”
Parsons said they also wanted to incorporate more recycling opportunities into the clean up event.
“Originally we were charging to get rid of refrigerators and washing machines,” Parsons said. “Rather than putting those things in a dump, we wanted to try to see if we could recycle as much.”
Parsons said all appliances will be accepted for free this year, even appliances containing Freon, and they will be recycled.
He said they will also have a paper shredding company available on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to shred any unwanted documents.
“What is left over will be recycled,” Parsons said about the paper shredding.
Other items that will be accepted at the event include up to five gallons of paint per resident and up to eight tires per resident.
Items that are not accepted at the event include construction or remodeling debris, yard waste, or hazardous materials.
Parsons said they will be accepting items for the clean up event at both the Batavia Township Community Center, located at 1535 Clough Pike, and the Batavia Township Service Department, located at 2401 Old SR 32.
The event will be held June 6-7 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and June 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information contact Ken Embry, service director, at (513) 732-1363.