Twin City recycling event set for McCluskey Park on April 23

By Paul Ploumis

DENNISON — Residents in Dennison and Uhrichsville can jump start their spring cleaning by bringing unwanted books, mattresses, and e-waste (smaller appliances and electronics) to a Twin City Recycle Roundup from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 23 at McCluskey Park in Dennison.

All donated items should be clean and dry. Following the event, collected items will not go to a landfill. Books will be taken to a paper recycler in Akron. Mattresses will be delivered to a recycler in Pittsburgh. Smaller appliances (no larger than a microwave) and smaller electronics will be taken to the Stark-Tuscarawas -Wayne Recycling District site.

“This will be a great opportunity to properly dispose of items that you may have at your home that you no longer need or can use,” said Johna Metcalf, AmeriCorps Vista member with Rural Action.

Following are smaller household appliances that will be accepted: window unit air conditioners, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, push lawn mowers, microwaves, and metal sinks.

Following are smaller electronics that will be accepted: audio equipment, audio/visual equipment, cell phones, CD players, DVD players, DVDs, computer towers, flat screen monitors, connectors, cords, fax machines, game consoles, hard drives, keyboards, laptops, modems, mouse, paper shredders, power supplies, printers, servers, speakers, stereos, radios, tape drives, telephones, toner cartridges, VCRs, chargers, remotes, walkie talkies, printer cartridges, iPads, iPods, mp3 players, scanners, Wii, and Xbox.

The event will be held rain or shine. Cancellation will occur only due to extreme weather with lightning.

The event is a combined effort of AmeriCorps members serving with environmentally focused programs. Rural Action's Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps and the Rural Renewal VISTA program serve communities in Appalachian Ohio, and Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners’ NOWCorps (Northern Ohio Watershed Corps) serve with environmentally focused partners in the Lake Erie watershed area. Learn more about NOWCorps at https://www.tinkerscreek.org/nowcorps-program.

These two programs are made possible through collaboration with AmeriCorps and ServeOhio, the Ohio Commission on Service & Volunteerism. AmeriCorps is a federal agency that brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering.

Rural Action is a regional community development organization with a 32-county footprint working with members and community leaders on a range of quality of life, environmental, and economic projects across rural Appalachian Ohio. Its mission is to build a more just economy by developing the region’s assets in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways. Learn more about Rural Action at www.ruralaction.org.