An annual “clean-up week” put on by the Miami County Recycling District is underway now.
“It runs from tomorrow through the following Saturday,” District Director Samantha St. John told the Tribune on Friday.
The week-long event usually runs in the spring, but was postponed this year because of shutdowns associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
The week allows county residents to bring large items to the District center at 2651 West Logansport Road and dispose of them without paying the additional landfill fees that are typically charged.
“Items such as couches, chairs, mattresses and entertainment centers are some of the items people bring in the most,” a news release for the event said.
“Basically it’s become more of an amnesty day,” St. John said. “All of the things that aren’t recyclable, they can bring them in at no charge during this.”
The event is open to Miami County residents only. Employees will check ID for Miami County residency, and to make sure they are not carrying an account balance, the release said. If the account is open, all monies owed must be paid in full before leaving materials.
There is a limit of two trips for the event.
The District site will run extended hours which include 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the two Saturdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Monday through Friday hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information call 765-472-7224.