BUCHANAN — Berrien County residents can recycle household chemicals, home medical waste, electronics, and get their personal documents shredded from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 18 at the Southeast Berrien County Landfill Recycling Center, 3200 Chamberlain Road, Buchanan.
The household chemicals and liquids will be recycled and disposed of properly to prevent poisoning and protect environmental health. Accepted items include home, garden, garage, and workshop liquids, oils, solvents and chemicals, as well as batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury items, and home medical waste such as pills, liquids, aerosols and sharps.
The household chemical collection is open to Berrien County residents only, and no business waste is allowed. Donations are accepted to help offset some of the collection and processing costs.
Items that are not accepted are latex paint (which can be dried out and placed in regular curbside trash with the lid off the paint can), gas grill propane tanks, fireworks and ammunition.
Visit www.berriencounty.org, and click Recycling Services to learn how to recycle and properly dispose of these materials, or call 983-7111 Ext. 8234.
Green Earth Electronics Recycling, of St. Joseph, will be on-site to collect household electronic waste, including computers, televisions, printers, large and small appliances and anything else with a cord or that is battery operated. There is a fee of $10 per computer monitor and $20 per television. Cash or check is accepted. All other accepted electronics are collected at no cost. Call Green Earth Electronics Recycling for more information, at 326-1232.
County residents can also bring personal documents for on-site shredding. Participants must remove any three-ring binders, large binder clips, and heavy plastics and metals before bringing documents. The Southeast Berrien County Landfill Authority is sponsoring the on-site shredding truck, providing this service free to residents.