Village, school prepare to help with spring cleaning

Bulky item, metal recycling collections set for next week
By 
JOE POIRIER
Ozaukee Press Staff

The Village of Fredonia will be having a bulky item collection on Friday, May 11, from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to noon.

    The collection will take place at 420 Wheeler Ave. and is only available to village residents who have items that are too large to fit in trash carts at no cost. The village is not accepting items from local businesses.

    Items that may be brought to the drop off include furniture, mattresses and other items that are legal to landfill in Wisconsin.

Ozaukee Middle School will also host a metal recycling drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday May 12. Acceptable donations include aluminum, appliances, bicycles, car batteries, Christmas lights, computer monitors, dehumidifiers, electrical cords, laptops, lamps, lawnmowers and snow blowers without any gas or oil, microwaves, printers, pots and pans, refrigerators, swing sets, tools, water heaters and workout equipment.

Televisions, plastic and cardboard recyclables won’t be accepted at the middle school.

Items that the village won’t except at its bulky item collection include:

•    Appliances, such as air conditioners, boilers, clothes dryers and washers, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, freezers, furnaces, microwaves, ovens, refrigerators, stoves and water heaters;

•     Electronics, such as televisions, cell phones, computer desktops, monitors, keyboards and mice, laptops, tablets, scanners, speakers, printers (including those that fax and scan), DVD players, VCRs, DVRs, external hard drives, fax machines, flash drives/USBs and other items that plug into a computer;

 •    Vehicle items, such as lead-acid batteries, tires, used oil filters and waste oil;

 •    Yard materials, such as grass clipping, debris and brush under 6-inches in diameter and leaves;

Some of the items not being accepted at the collection can be recycled, which include:

 •    Containers, such as #1 and #2 bottles and jars, aluminum and glass containers, bi-metal and steel (tin) cans;

 •    Paper and cardboard materials, such as corrugated cardboard, magazines, newspapers, office paper and other material similar to paper.

 

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