Recycling Center offers Earth Day activities

Earth Day is right around the corner. Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District celebrates Earth Day every year by holding an event at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center, 720 S. Mapleton St., Columbus.

Come celebrate with us on April 22. Festivities for the event include:

Amnesty Day for hard-to-dispose wastes: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents may bring up to two refrigerant-containing appliances at no cost, up to two propane tanks (gas grill) at no cost and up to four personal vehicle tires at no cost (rims must be removed).

Electronics Recycling Program: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents can bring corded electronics as part of our daily, permanent program. Exclusions include items primarily composed of glass, ceramics, wood, console/projection televisions and non-intact items.

Plant swap: 8 a.m. to noon, bring a plant or plant supply to trade. A master gardener will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.

Hot dog roast: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., come enjoy a hot dog, chips and a soda on us at the 3R’s Pavilion while supplies last.

Children’s activities sponsored by kidscommons: 9 a.m. to noon, kidscommons will be on hand with a reuse art activity.

Mulch/compost loading: 8 a.m. to noon, residents of Bartholomew County can stop by with their truck or trailer and get one scoop of your choice of mulch or compost loaded for free.

Document shredding: 9 to 11 a.m., sponsored by Speedy Shred, residential quantities of documents will be accepted for shredding.

BCRC Fliers: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Fliers will be in attendance with their model plans and a reuse airplane craft, too.

The Book Express (BCSC): 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., bring a new or gently used book to donate and feel free to get on the bus to find a book to take home.

Compost bin and rain barrel giveaway: Put your name in the bin for a chance to win a compost bin or rain barrel.

T-shirts sponsored by Toyota Industrial Equipment: Earth Day T-shirts will be handed out to kids 12 and younger who are present, and while supplies last.

All of this information and more can be accessed by visiting our website, or Facebook page by searching for Bartholomew County Solid Waste District.