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THIS Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 – Household Haz. Waste & Mercury Thermometer Collection & Electronics Recycling event, 8 am to 2 pm – Caroline County DPW, Denton, MD

For your information – SEE DETAILS BELOW or visit www.midshorerecycling.org regarding specifics about:

A one day collection of old fuels, solvents, lawn & garden pesticides, oil-based painting products and many more items, including Mercury Thermometers.
New:
Fluorescent bulbs will be accepted
Also, Lowe’s now accepts CFL’s (compact fluorescent lamps)

A Recycling event for electronics such as computers, computer peripherals, TV’s and many other electronic items.

We have again Partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers

Flyers with similar info. as provided below are available at County Libraries, County Disposal Sites and many other locations.

DIRECTIONS:

From Route 50:
Take Route 404 East
Stay on 404 East (do not take Business 404)
Continue on 404 East and go over Choptank River
Continue on Route 404 East to next exit: Denton / Greensboro exit (McDonalds / Pizza Hut)
Right onto Route 619 South (6th Street),
Right on Wilmuth Street
Event location is 520 Wilmuth Street (DPW parking lot)
Yellow signs will be posted from Route 404 Denton exits.
From Easton area:
Take MD-328 East/Matthewstown Rd
Stay straight at light at the intersection with Business 404 (Meetinghouse Road) to Denton (do not take Business 404/Meetinghouse Road)
Proceed to next light and turn right onto 404 East (Denton bypass)
Follow from #3 in directions above (next right will be 619 South/6th St)
From Centreville area:
Take 213 South
Take 309 East
Left onto 404 East
Follow from #2 in directions above.
From points east of Denton:
Take Route 404 West
Continue on Route 404 to Denton / Greensboro exit (McDonalds / Pizza Hut)
Left onto Route 619 South (6th Street),
Right on Wilmuth
Event location is 520 Wilmuth street (DPW parking lot)
Yellow signs will be posted from Route 404 Denton exits.
From points north of Denton:
Take Route 313 South
Do not take 404
Continue straight onto Route 619 South (6th Street),
Right on Wilmuth
Event location is 520 Wilmuth street (DPW parking lot)
Yellow signs will be posted.

Who May Participate:

Residents of Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s & Talbot Counties
NO Business, Industrial or Commercial Farm Waste
Residency and Household Status Verification will be requested

What Will Be Accepted:

Gasoline, Gas/oil Mixes, Fuels
Acids
Cleaners
Solvents
Automotive Fluids
Fluorescent Bulbs* (Note: Lowe’s, Home Depot & IKEA accept CFL’s)
Bleach
Ammonia
Pool Chemicals
Dark Room Chemicals
Household and Lawn & Garden Pesticides
Insecticides & Herbicides
Painting Products: Oil Based Paints, Paint Thinner, Turpentine, Wood Preservatives, Wood Strippers, etc.
Dispose of solidified LATEX paint with trash – to solidify, add dirt, mulch, kitty litter, etc.

Pre-arrange large loads. Empty fuel containers returned upon request. Staff will unload vehicles.

What Will NOT be accepted:

Explosives
Ammunition (contact Fire Marshall at (410) 822-7609)
Medical Waste
Radioactive Materials
Picric Acid (Don’t transport – call MDE at (866) 633-4686 or HazMat Co.)
Compressed Gas Cylinders (propane, refrigerant, etc.)
Asbestos
Smoke Detectors
Materials from BUSINESS, INDUSTRIAL, OR COMMERCIAL FARM SOURCES

Suggestions:

Buy quantities that match the task
Try to use materials up
Find a use or reuse for materials
Follow label instructions
Label all items & store in proper containers
Choose safer products & substitutes
Keep out of reach of children
Put dirty empty cans in trash
Recycle clean & empty metal cans
Recycle lead acid vehicle & marine batteries at retailer
Recycle motor oil, antifreeze and tires at existing transfer stations during normal operating hours
Motor Oil & Anti-Freeze Dropoff Locations
Recycle Ni-Cad batteries at electronics stores
Recycle CFL’s at Lowe’s Home Depot & IKEA & mailback programs see www.lamprecycle.org
Don’t bring latex paint
Solidify & dispose of latex paint with trash

Project Partners:

Midshore Region – (410) 758-6605
Caroline County – (410) 479-4040 or (410) 479-0520
Kent County – (410) 778-7448
Queen Anne’s County – (410) 758-2697
Talbot County – (410) 770-8170

Midshore Regional Solid Waste Facility II, Ridgely (MES) – (410) 634-9304Midshore Regional Solid Waste Facility I, Easton (MES) landfill closed Dec. 2010 / now: Talbot County Homeowner Drop-Off – (410) 820-8383 MD Dept of the Environment – (800) 633-6101

Funded by Midshore Counties (Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot) & available grants.

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Mercury Thermometer Collection

Turn in old mercury thermometers:

Weekdays at either the Kent or Queen Anne’s County Health Departments

Kent County Health Dept (410) 778-1350

Queen Anne’s County Health Dept (410) 758-0720

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Consumer Electronics Recycling

Where & When:

Saturday, November 5, 2011
8:00am to 2:00pm
Caroline County Public Works – 520 Wilmuth St, Denton
See Directions Above

What will be accepted:

Computers:

CPUs, Keyboards, Monitors*, Mice, Printers, Cables, Modems
Computer Speakers, Scanners, External Disc Drives, most other peripherals

Other Electronics:

Televisions*, Remote Controls, VCRs, CD Players, DVD Players
Calculators, Cell Phones for Soldiers, Telephones, Radios, CB Radios, Stereos^
Facsimile Machines, Answering Machines, Copiers

Pre-arrange Large Loads

*Recycling fees for TVs, Monitors & Fluorescent Bulbs will be waived for the Nov. 5th, 2011 collection event.

Please assist with unloading, if able.

What will be NOT be accepted:
Large or small appliances, power tools, household items, manuals, diskettes, packaging
^Wooden-cased TVs, stereos or speakers

Cell Phones For Soldiers: Recycle Phones To Give Calling Cards To Troops

The Upper Eastern Shore Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the Midshore Regional Recycling Program, on behalf of Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties, have partnered to gather for recycling used and discarded cell phones. The program called Cell Phones for Soldiers recycles discarded cell phones using the proceeds to purchase calling cards for service members to call home from Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by Massachusetts teenagers, Robbie and Brittney Bergquist, after learning of a massive phone bill run-up by a local soldier calling home from Iraq.  Since then, Cell Phones for Soldiers, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has distributed millions of prepaid calling cards to servicemen and women serving overseas.  It has gathered support from corporations and organizations such as AT&T, the Miami Dolphins, Bass Pro Shops, Dale Earnhardt Jr., the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Wells Fargo and MOAA.

Cell phones will be collected at the Midshore Region’s Fall Electronics Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste Collection event, at Caroline County Public Works in Denton, Saturday, November 5, 8 AM to 2 PM.  “Captain George Evans from Talbot County approached us a few years ago about this worthwhile program to recycle cell phones that then generate calling cards for our troops.  Last spring we also worked with Admiral Pete Dillingham from Kent County at an Earth Day and our Spring “eCycle” event.  Speaking for the four Midshore Counties I serve, we are proud to continue and expand our partnership to collect phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers campaign”, said James Wood with the Midshore Regional Recycling Program.  Phones are also accepted at the Public Works offices in Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties.

Talbot County Public Schools recently implemented a collection of used cell phones through the Upper Eastern Shore Chapter of MOAA at Talbot’s nine public schools.  Some classes are collecting discarded cell phones as a public service school project.

“On behalf of Talbot County, I am pleased to announce that a Cell Phone for Soldier’s drop-off bin is now also located at the Talbot County Homeowner Drop-Off at 7341 Barkers Landing Road, Easton.  The hours are Monday to Friday from 8 to 12 and Saturday 8 to 4”, said Derick Brummell with Talbot County.

“Americans will replace an estimated 150 million cell phones this year,” says Mike Newman, Vice President of ReCellular, “with the majority of phones either discarded or stuffed in a drawer. Most people don’t realize that the small sacrifice of donating their unwanted phones can have a tremendous benefit for a worthy cause like Cell Phones for Soldiers.”

The EPA estimates 100 to 130 million cell phones are unused in drawers and cabinets or discarded.  In the United States phones are usually cast aside after 12 months.  Recycling cell phones keeps valuable materials out of landfills, incinerators and conserves natural resources while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  According to the EPA recycling 100 million cell phones could save enough energy to power 194,000 US homes for a year.  The EPA has targeted cell phones for recycling estimating that fewer than 20% are recycled each year because their owners aren’t sure what to do with them.  Cell phones contain important metals.  Through Cell Phones for Soldiers phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and recycled to reclaim materials, including:
•    Gold, silver and platinum from circuit boards
•    Copper wiring from phone chargers
•    Nickel, iron, cadmium and lead from battery packs
•    Plastic from phone cases and accessories

Each donated cell phone generates 60 to 100 minutes of phone time for a deployed service member.  To learn how to clear your cell phones stored memory and contacts go to: www.recyclewirelessphones.com

So far, the local chapter of MOAA has gathered enough cell phones to provide over 22,000 minutes of telephoning for our deployed airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines.

The Midshore Region’s Fall Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Recycling Event on November 5 from 8 am – 2 pm in Denton serves Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties.  From Route 404, take Route 619 S. (6th Street) and turn right on Wilmuth, yellow signs will be posted.

Free Household Chemical Disposal and Electronics Recyling Day on April 30th

Clean out the attic, garage, basement and the spare bedroom by getting rid of hazardous wastes and recycling obsolete electronics at the Midshore region’s spring collection event on Saturday, April 30. The collection will be at the Nicholson Drop-Off Center near Chestertown.

The event will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.

Residents of Kent, Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties may bring their household hazardous waste (HHW) for proper disposal, and consumer electronics for recycling, to the Chestertown location. There is no charge for dropping off these items for this one day only event, but residents are asked to pre-arrange extra large loads. The following is a list of items that will be accepted:
gas gas/oil mixes fuels acids
wood strippers solvents pool chemicals bleach
cleaners wood preservatives paint thinner turpentine
dark room chemicals oil based paints painting products ammonia
mercury thermometers household and lawn & garden pesticides: (insecticides & herbicides)
automotive fluids (except oil and antifreeze, recycle them at many locations in the region)
Computers (CPUs) external disc drives keyboards monitors
scanners fax machines cables copiers
computer speakers computer mouse calculators radios
VCRs CD players DVD players stereos
cell phones printers modems televisions
answering machines remotes laptops CB radios

Items that will not be accepted include explosives, ammunition, medical waste, radioactive materials, picric acid, compressed gas cylinders, asbestos, smoke detectors, business, industrial or commercial farm wastes, appliances, power tools, tires and latex paint at this site on April 30. Latex paint should be reused or solidified with an absorbent such as kitty litter, dirt or mulch and disposed in the regular trash.

This event is sponsored by the Midshore Regional Recycling Program, a partnership between Kent, Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. For more information and to learn about local recycling programs, visit www.midshorerecycling.org or call 410-758-6605. The next event is slated for Fall 2011 in Caroline County. Since the first event in September 1998, more than 220 tons of HHW and 300 tons of electronics have been collected from over 13,100 participants.

Directions to the Nicholson Drop-Off Center, 23750 Larney Nick Road, Chestertown, MD: Take Rte 213 to Rte 291 to Rte 20 W from Chestertown toward Rock Hall, Right on Earl Nicholson Rd, Left at gate. Look for the yellow signs leading the way.

Midshore Counties Really Recycle on Earth Day and Every Day!

Recycling is just one of many personal actions we can do to “Think Globally and Act Locally” each year as we celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and America Recycles Day on November 15.  See www.earthday.org and www.americarecyclesday.org for details about these days of recognition.

Locally, “Recycling “Shore” Matters!” is the motto of the Midshore’s regional recycling program.  The program promotes these “4 Reasons 4 Recycling”:

1. Communal & Environmental Benefits, Near & Far
2. Encourages Sustainable Approaches
3. Creates Jobs, Saves & Earns Money, Conserves Energy & Resources
4. Lessens Load to Waste Stream

By recycling newspaper, magazines, catalogs, unwanted mail, paperboard cereal boxes and most other types of paper Midshore residents help support 30 local jobs in Kent County at Creafill Fibers Corp. near Worton. By annually recycling more than 1,600 tons of mixed paper the regional recycling program is on track to generate over $130,000 in revenue.  Plus the community at large will avoid in excess of $90,000 in disposal fees if that paper had been disposed at the new regional landfill in Ridgely.  The paper goes through value-added steps to produce cellulose based products used in road building, automotive, construction and other industries.  Creafill prefers the clean local paper over paper from “single stream” programs that are often too contaminated to effectively use. This 15-year relationship between Creafill, Kent County, and the Midshore Regional Recycling Program started as an economic development project and has become a mutually beneficial relationship that represents a significant financial commitment by Creafill to provide 30 local jobs and to secure the local clean paper based on an industry standard price index.

“We actually recycle the acceptable recyclables which residents provide to us in the igloos.  They are not put into the landfill or used as landfill cover,” said James Wood, manager of the Midshore Regional Recycling Program, which includes Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties.

Glass collected by the Midshore Counties and Infinity Recycling is purchased by a Pennsylvania company, CAP Glass, that provides glass cullet to glass bottle manufacturers. In order to make new bottles, it is important that the glass is free of contaminants such as ceramics, window glass, Pyrex, light bulbs, etc.  Glass collected by private firms and in other counties may be sent to “single stream” recycling facilities where glass may then be used as “landfill cover”; check with the firm or jurisdiction’s policy.

On April 30th, Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties and the Midshore Regional Recycling Program will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection (for safe disposal) and an Electronics Recycling (to recycle computers, etc.) event near Chestertown at the Nicholson Drop-Off Center from 8 to 2.  Events are planned for each Spring and Fall near Earth Day and America Recycles Day.  The next event is slated for Fall 2011 in Caroline County.   Details are available at www.midshorerecycling.org.

Midshore Counties Really Recycle on Earth Day and Every Day!

Recycling is just one of many personal actions we can do to Think Globally and Act Locally as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

Those who use the igloo recycling drop-off stations, Kent County’s curbside collection program or Infinity Recycling can rest assured the items are actually recycled. There have been concerns raised recently by citizens about some new private trash hauling firms, the services offered and what happens to the material.  Concerned residents will want to check with the local company about its policies.

Recyclable items collected by Midshore counties are never put into the landfill or used as “landfill cover.”  Glass collected by the Midshore Counties and Infinity Recycling is transported to a Pennsylvania company, Greenstar, that works with glass bottle manufacturers. Glass collected by private firms and in other counties may be sent to “single stream” recycling facilities where glass may then be used as “landfill cover”; again check with the company about its policy.

“We actually recycle the acceptable recyclables which residents provide to us in the igloos and county-run curbside programs.  They are never put into the landfill or used as landfill cover,” said James Wood, manager of the Midshore Regional Recycling Program, which includes Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Dorchester counties.

By recycling paper, Midshore residents help support 30 local jobs in Kent County at Creafill Fibers Corp. near Worton.  By annually recycling about 2,400 tons of mixed paper the residents from the Midshore Region also avoid about $132,000 in disposal fees at the regional landfill in Easton.  The paper goes through value-added steps to produce cellulose based products used in road building, automotive, construction and other industries.  Creafill prefers the clean local paper over paper from “single stream” programs that are often too contaminated to effectively use. This 15-year relationship between Creafill, Kent County, and the Midshore Regional Recycling Program started as an economic development project and has since developed into a mutually beneficial relationship that represents a significant financial commitment by Creafill to provide 30 local jobs and to secure the local clean paper based on an industry standard price index.

As part of the local Earth Day events, on April 24th, Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Kent County and the Midshore Regional Recycling Program will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection (for safe disposal) and an Electronics Recycling (to recycle computers etc.) event near Centreville at Queen Anne’s County’s Department of Public Works from 8 to 2.  Details are available at www.midshorerecycling.org and advertisements in local weekly papers.