The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

April 21, 2014

Day helps Fulton clean

By Amy Kent Herald Staff Writer
The Clinton Herald

---- — FULTON, Ill. Ever wonder what to do with old electronic devices or household appliances that no longer work? Well, Fulton city officials also pondered that question, which is why they created Fulton Recycling Day.

From 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Fulton residents are able to dispose of those unwanted appliances and other electronic waste at the Robert Fulton Community Center, from where it will be taken to Self Help Enterprises in Sterling, Ill., for secure and proper recycling.

"Rather than these things ending up in a landfill, this offers an opportunity for residents to dispose of their items in a responsible way," Tourism and Chamber of Commerce Director Heather Bennett said. "We offer this so people can be green."

Though the city hasn't offered the service on a consecutive basis, officials have offered it four different times over the years, all of which have been very well attended, according to Bennett.

"We keep busy the entire time that we're there," she said.

Items that will be accepted during Saturday's recycling drive include wet cell batteries, a limit of two large appliances per household, televisions and computers with screens that are intact and medication that will be handled by the Whiteside County Sheriff's Department.

Document shredding will be provided by Cintas for safe and secure disposal of important and sensitive information.

A complete list of items that will be accepted at Fulton Recycling Day can be found on the city's website at www.cityoffulton.us.

Amy Kent can be contacted at amykentclintonherald.com.