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Published: Wednesday, 5/4/2011

Recycling roundup open to northern Wood County


Mercury fever thermometers, alkaline batteries, television sets, and other items can be dropped off during the 2011 Recycle Roundup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Perrysburg Township office complex, 26609 Lime City Rd.

Open to residents of the city of Rossford, the city of Perrysburg, Middleton Township, and Perrysburg Township, the program offers free recycling of some items, and there is a charge for other items, such as for televisions ($10 for regular sized and $15 for large-screen and console); for household hazardous waste ($2 per pound), and tires ($4 per passenger vehicle tire).

For instance, on average, a full gallon of paint will cost about $20 for disposal. All items must be in original containers, and items should not be mixed together.

Household hazardous waste that will be collected includes adhesives, aerosol cans, driveway sealer, fertilizer, herbicides, household cleaners, kerosene, paint thinner, pesticides, pool chemicals, shellac, stain, and varnish.

For document destruction, the first 50 pounds are free; additional pounds are charged at 10 cents a pound.

Residents can exchange a mercury fever thermometer for a digital thermometer. Old-style furnace thermostats containing mercury will be collected at no charge. All items with mercury must be in sealed bags.

There will be no prescription drug or over-the-counter medication accepted.

There is no fee for residents to drop off computer equipment; CDs, DVDs, VHS, cassette or audio tapes, or for alkaline batteries.

The program is provided through the cooperative efforts of the city of Perrysburg Office of Litter Prevention & Recycling; the Perrysburg Township recycling program; Goodwill Industries; Community Employment Services of Wood Lane, and the Wood County Solid Waste District.

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