Cleaning up with Shredding Day

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Safely and securely clear your property of unneeded items not eligible for curbside pickup Saturday, Sept. 24, with assistance from community partners including the city of Grove City, Jackson Township, Keep Grove City Beautiful, Ohio Mobile Shredding, and Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO).

Document Shredding

Bring paper documents for secure, offsite shredding to Grove City Shredding Day, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 24 at Park Street Intermediate School, 3205 Park St. This event, made possible through efforts of Keep Grove City Beautiful in partnership with Ohio Mobile Shredding, is for Grove City, Jackson Township and Urbancrest residents only, no businesses. There is a limit of five boxes or trash bags per vehicle. All paper is securely shredded offsite. Residents must retain their boxes or bags after emptying paper in provided shredding bins.

For additional information, call the Grove City environmental supervisor Linda Rosine at 614-277-3058.

Household Hazardous Waste

The annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) mobile drop-off for Franklin County residents, hosted by SWACO, is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave. Find a detailed list of accepted items at www.swaco.org including gasoline, lighter fluid, thinners, pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks under 20 pounds, all types of batteries and corrosives such as drain cleaners. For your safety, all participants should remain in their cars during drop-off.

The only types of paint accepted are oil-based and spray. Latex and other water-based paint can be discarded with your regular trash after drying it by adding paint hardeners, cat litter or sawdust and leaving the lid off. A $1 fee, per container, will be charged for dropping off any water-based paint.

Franklin County residents can also take advantage of SWACO’s permanent HHW collection site at 645 East 8th Ave. (at Essex Avenue) in Columbus, open Wednesday through Friday.

Visit www.swaco.org for hours of operation.

Electronic Waste

Throughout the year, residents can drop off electronics or e-waste at the Jackson Township Administration Building, 3756 Hoover Road, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., weekdays except holidays. The list of accepted items includes: computer components, laptops, tablets and iPads/PDAs, cell phones, wireless routers, cable modems, chargers and cables, VCRs, Dish and Direct TV receivers, stereos and speakers. Monitors and TVs are not accepted.

For additional information, visit GroveCityOhio.gov or call the Jackson Township offices at 614-875-2742.

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