Watch the video: Tons of materials on recycling day in Columbus — and you’ve got until 6 p.m. to drop off your materials

Today is the seventh annual Community-Wide Recycling Day  and organizers are collecting tons of recyclable materials. The final tally could exceed 50 tons, organizers said.

Cummins Inc. is offering Bartholomew County residents a chance to recycle a wide variety of items for free and you’ve got until 6 p.m. today to get to the Columbus Engine Plant, 500 Central Ave.

More than 100 volunteers from Cummins are helping local residents as they drop off wastes such as cardboard, antifreeze, glass bottles, tires and batteries, and electronic waste such as computer components and televisions.

Here’s what you need to know:

Items dropped off for recycling must be cleaned.The following items will be accepted:

Post-consumer waste

  • Antifreeze
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum cans
  • Used motor oil
  • Batteries of all kinds
  • Tires (no tractor tires)
  • Steel/tin food cans
  • Bricks, pavers and cement blocks
  • Glass bottles (no plate glass, ceramic glasses or drinking glasses)
  • 4-foot or compact fluorescent lights
  • Gently used clothing or shoes
  • Paper (newspaper, mail)
  • Scrap metal
  • Household paint (5-gallon limit)
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Binders and folders

Electronic waste

  • Copy/fax machines
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • VHS/DVD players
  • Audio-Visual carts
  • Computer components
  • Toner/ink
  • Wires, cables and cords
  • Calculators, phones, cameras, computers, microwaves
  • Analyzers and test equipment
  • LCD monitors
  • Security equipment
  • Televisions
  • Overhead projectors
  • Typewriters
  • Stereo equipment
  • Printers and scanners
  • Vacuum cleaners