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Accepted for Recycling

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PAINT

Art & Hobby Paint
If the paint can be cleaned up with water, let it dry out and dispose of in regular trash. If paint thinners or solvents are necessary for clean up, it can be brought to the Tox-Away Program at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center Tuesday - Friday 7:30-4:30.

Latex Paint
Latex paint can be cleaned with water and is not a Household Hazardous Waste. It can be disposed of in the regular garbage once the paint is dry. Paint will air dry if the lid is left off the can. Speed up the drying process by stirring in clean kitty litter or pouring in shallow cardboard box.

Oil Paint
Accepted via the Tox-Away Program at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center Tuesday - Friday 7:30-4:30. 5 gallon limit. No businesses.

Paint Thinners, Mineral Spirits, Finishes, Varnishes, Stains, Polyurethane, etc. are accepted via the Tox-Away Program at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center Tuesday - Friday 7:30-4:30. 5 gallon limit. No chlorinated solvents. No businesses.

PACKING PEANUTS
Not recyclable. Check local shipping stores to see if they will accept these materials for reuse. Dispose of in garbage.

PALLETS
Accepted at the Yard Waste Site located at 720 S. Mapleton Street, Columbus. There is a fee for businesses to dispose of pallets. Visit www.bcswmd.com for fees.

PAPER TOWELS
Not recyclable. Dispose of in garbage. The cardboard tubes can be donated to the Little Red School House or recycled with cardboard.

PAPER BOARD
Accepted for recycling at all BCSWMD facilities. Separate from other paper types when using the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center.

PESTICIDES
Not accepted in the Tox-Away Program. Read the label for disposal instructions.

PHONE BOOKS
Accepted for recycling at all BCSWMD facilities. Separate from other paper types when using the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center.

PICTURE FRAME GLASS Not recyclable. Dispose of in the garbage.

PIZZA BOXES
Cardboard pizza boxes can be recycled at all BCSWMD facilities. Remove any food and extra greasy parts of the cardboard before recycling.

PLASTER See CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS

PLASTIC CONTAINERS
Check the number in the recycling triangle, usually on the bottom of the container. #1 and #2 plastics are accepted at all BCSWMD facilities. Must be empty, clean, dry, and loose. Do not put plastic bags in the recycling bins! Caps can be left on. Sort by number when visiting the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center. Plastics marked with #3-#7 are not accepted.

PLASTIC FURNITURE Not recyclable. Dispose of in garbage or donate for reuse if in good condition.

PLASTIC WRAP
Plastic case wrap, such as around cases of water or toilet paper, can be recycled with plastic grocery bags at local retailers.
Plastic food wrap is not recyclable. Dispose of in garbage.

PLEXIGLASS Not recyclable. Dispose of in garbage.

PLYWOOD See CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS

POLYURETHANE FLOOR/DECK FINISH See PAINT

POOL CHEMICALS
Not accepted in the Tox-Away Program. Read the label for disposal instructions.

POST-IT NOTES (sticky notes)
Accepted for recycling with junk mail at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center and mixed paper at the Bartholomew County Landfill and Saturday Convenience Sites.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS See MEDICATION

PRESSURE-TREATED LUMBER See CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS

PRINTERS See ELECTRONICS

PROPANE TANKS

One pound camping fuel canisters are accepted via the Tox-Away Program at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center Tuesday - Friday 7:30-4:30. Must be completely empty and valve removed. 5 tank limit. No businesses.

Walgreens
2140 W. Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus
Takes empty tanks

Menard's
2315 Merchants Mile, Columbus
Exchange for new tank

Lowe's
3500 10th Street, Columbus
Exchange for new tank

Wal-Mart
Both Columbus locations will exchange for new tank

Kroger
3060 N. National Road, Columbus
Exchange for new tank

Rural King
2985 N. National Rd., Columbus
Blue Rhino tanks only, takes empties

Jay C Foods
4290 W. Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus
Blue Rhino tanks only, exchange for new