Reduce, reuse, recycle

From the aesthetic to the mysterious to the practical, recycling will be celebrated and promoted through three upcoming events.

About 60 artists will be exhibiting and selling their work during the ninth annual Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show on Nov. 12 at The Commons.

Sculptures, woodworking, jewelry and wearable art will be displayed between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day, made from reused, reclaimed or recycled materials.

If you feel lucky, you might want to choose Nov. 15 to do your normal recycling during the “Get Caught Recycling” event. The first 25 people discovered recycling by waste management employees at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center at 720 South Mapleton St. will receive special gifts.

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The mystery is being at the right bin at the right time time when those employees are looking.

Luck won’t have a thing to do with it when the final event — Amnesty Day for Bartholomew County residents — is held at the Recycling Center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19.

Everybody wins when local folks are able to get rid of hard-to-dispose-of items at no cost before winter sets in.

Those items include:

Up to four tires (pickup truck size or smaller, with rims removed).

Up to two refrigerators or freezers, including those using chlorofluorocarbons.

Up to 2 propane gas tanks.

For people wishing to get rid of old records and other paper documents, representatives from Speedy Shred will be on hand to do free shredding.

In addition, deputies from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department will accept expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs for proper disposal.

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Déjà vu Art and Fine Craft Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 in The Commons, 300 Washington St.

Get Caught Recycling! 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center, 720 S. Mapleton St.

Amnesty Day for Bartholomew County residents: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the recycling center.

General information: Learn more about recycling at the county solid waste management district website. Visit