Community recycling day will be held Saturday in Basalt |

Community recycling day will be held Saturday in Basalt

Hard-to-recycle items will be collected at high school

Staff report

Residents of the Basalt and El Jebel areas will have an opportunity Saturday to recycle a variety of nasty things that might be hanging around their houses.

Eagle County and the town of Basalt are teaming to present the community recycling event. Items will be collected at Basalt High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. No appointment is necessary. It is open to all households in the midvalley area, but no business waste will be accepted.

The following items are eligible for free recycling:

— Electronic waste including televisions, computers, monitors, keyboards, all stereo equipment and telephones.

— Paint and household waste including latex paint, used motor oil, anti-freeze, household cleaners, batteries and light bulbs.

— Metal appliances, including refrigerators, washers, dryers and hot water heaters.

— Tires from passenger vehicles. No commercial vehicle tires will be accepted.

— Paper shredding and recycling will be offered for office paper, junk mail and confidential documents.

— Grass, leaves, tree trimmings and bushes as well as food scraps will be accepted for composting.

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