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November 12, 2013

Annual America Recycles Day Saturday

THOMASVILLE — The fourth annual America Recycles Day collection event hosted by Keep Thomas County Beautiful is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas County Board of Education, 200 N. Pinetree Blvd., in the Thomas County Stadium parking lot across from McDonald’s.

More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States.

Winners from the America Recycles Day poster contest will be announced during the event and schools will be recognized for their recycling efforts.

Bring your recyclable items, old fluorescent light bulbs, batteries (including car batteries), electronics, and “white goods” (i.e. appliances).

Other items collected include aluminum cans, steel cans, plastic (#1-7), cardboard, paperboard, newspaper, office paper (in bags or boxes), no plastic foam items.

Also accepted are automotive fluids such as oil, brake, transmission, antifreeze and fuel.

Tire disposal is open to Thomasville and Thomas County residents, including all municipalities

▪Only bike, car and light truck tires will be accepted; tractor tires will not be accepted.

▪Tires must be derimmed, clean and dry (no mud, soil or debris)

▪Limit of four tires per address

Household hazardous waste — paint, paint thinner, cleaning supplies and pesticides.

Document destruction services — destruction services for residential households with a limit of 30 pounds of paper. The documents for destruction may include old bills, mailings, tax records, financial records, medical records, and other confidential information. We will not accept newspapers for shredding.

For information, call 229-977-2559.

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