Mandy Melzer recycles a can at Mac's Pizza Pub.
Photographer: Larry Shields
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HAMILTON, Ohio - The Butler County Recycling and Solid Waste District is offering free programs for residents interested in recycling their old electronics, Freon appliances and household hazardous waste.
The Electronic Program will run on the second and third Saturdays from April through September. Items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Butler County Engineer’s Office located at 1921 Fairgrove Avenue in Hamilton.
Accepted items include: TVs, hard drives, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, desktop copiers, fax machines, power cables, pagers, cell phones, digital equipment, software and compact discs. There is a limit of five computer systems and two televisions per household.
The Freon appliance collection program also runs from April through September. Residents interested can call Unwanted Appliances at 1-888-886-9268 to schedule a pick-up at the curb or driveway.
Accepted items include refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers. There is a limit of two "like" appliances per household.
In June, the District will continue its weekly drop-off program for household hazardous waste. Residents can drop off items every Thursday from June 2 to Sept. 29 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Accepted items include paints, automotive fluids, oils, lacquers, antifreeze, pesticides, mercury, household and car batteries, compact fluorescent bulbs, long fluorescent tubes, adhesives and pool chemicals.
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