Fall Shredding Day and HHW event in Grove City

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The Grove City Fall Shredding Day is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2 at Park Street Intermediate School, 3205 Park St., made possible through a partnership with Keep Grove City Beautiful and Ohio Mobile Shredding.

Shredding

The following guidelines are vital to a safe and efficient drop-off.
•Grove City, Jackson Township and Urbancrest residents only.
•No business shredding accepted.
•Masks must be worn at all times. Please remain in your car during drop-off.
•Limit of five boxes or trash bags per car. All paper is securely shredded offsite.
•Residents must retain their boxes or bags after paper is emptied into shredding bins.

For additional information, call the Grove City environmental coordinator 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 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2 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 disposed 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. in Columbus (the corner of East 8th and Essex avenues) open weekly Wednesday through Friday. Visit www.swaco.org for hours of operation.

Throughout the year, residents can drop off electronics or e-waste at the Jackson Township Administration Building, 3756 Hoover Road, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 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.

Visit GroveCityOhio.gov for additional information.

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