CRYSTAL FALLS—The Iron Conservation District has announced its third county-wide recycling collection day will be held Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. until noon at the side parking area of the Crystal Falls Township Hall at the intersection of U.S. 2 and 141.
This service is available to all Iron County residents.
The following will be collected: all metals, appliances (i.e. refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washers, dryers, microwaves, stoves, VCRs, air conditioners) and tin cans; car/ATV/lawn mower batteries (all lead-based batteries); computers and computer-related items; television sets; newspapers, office paper, glossy papers (ads/magazines), books (hard-and soft-covered), junk mail and cardboard.
Television sets are being collected again this year. However, they can only be accepted until the Good Will truck is filled, so it’s best to come early to drop them off.
For anyone traveling to Iron Mountain or Marquette, Good Will accepts TVs at its stores, as does American in Marquette, with no cost to the person.
If there is Freon in any of the appliances, a $10 fee will be collected for its removal.
The district will not accept any glass or plastic items or any hazardous waste such as oil-based paints or household batteries.
The possibility of a hazard waste collection is being explored for the near future.
Volunteers will be available at the site to assist anyone needing help unloading or carrying heavy objects.
The district can use any volunteers available that day for this project, as they anticipate it being a busy one again this year.
If anyone is interested, she/he should call Gail Dalpra at 875-3765 or 874-0113.