Cummins to bring back Community-Wide Recycling Day on Sept. 15

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins is bringing back a popular Columbus event, Community-Wide Recycling Day, on Sept. 15 at the Cummins Engine Plant entrance, 500 Central Ave.

Hours for the event are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in a drop-off format.

Cummins employees assist with the unloading at the recycling event.

This is open to all Columbus households to bring recyclables including plastic bottles and containers, glass bottles, cardboard and paper, used batteries, metal cans, household paint, shoes and clothing, electronic waste and used motor oil (less than 5 gallon containers). Other items that will be accepted include fluorescent lights, tires (with a four-tire limit) and antifreeze.

Televisions and appliances (no refrigerators or air conditioning units accepted), computers and electronics will also be accepted.

Items that will not be accepted are plastic bags, Styrofoam, tractor tires, household lightbulbs, mercury thermometers, chemicals and pesticides, pressure vessels or propane cylinders or bricks, pavers and concrete blocks.

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