County residents with old household cleaners or unwanted computer parts kicking around are encouraged to do some spring cleaning and recycle those items. The annual recycling roundup with the Alberta Recycling Management Authority is being held this weekend at the Teepee Creek Transfer Station.
County Technical Services Manager Jennifer Besinger says it’s important harmful items like paint, electronics and hazarous waste end up in the right place. Otherwise, they could have a last effect on the environment. Everything from TVs to paint can be dropped off free of charge. In some cases, oil-based paint can be used in fuel recovery, and electronics can be taken apart to be recycled into new products.
The roundup runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a barbecue and prize giveaways.