Editorial — Opportunity at hand to recycle hard-to-recycle goods

Date Published: 
Sept. 29, 2017

As our calendars turn to October, and our wardrobes begin to take on a more autumnal flair, we often have to make some subtle changes around the house.

Maybe the swimsuits go in the storage box under the bed while the sweaters get top billing in the closet, or the water sprinklers get pushed into the back of the garage while the rakes move up front. This is one of those times of the year when we come across some stuff in our houses or businesses that we need to get rid of, but maybe don’t know exactly where.

Delaware residents are invited to bring some of those items for disposal to Hocker’s Super Center in Clarksville on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event includes disposal of household hazardous waste including household cleaners, garden pesticides, paints, nail polish, items marked “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” etc.); recycling of electronic equipment (old computers, printers, CD players, microwaves, televisions, etc.); and paper shredding (up to two file boxes of personal papers — papers with staples or paper clips are accepted).

This event will take place rain or shine, so there’s really no excuse for not taking advantage of it.

Help spread the word on this unique opportunity. Recycling locations have begun to dry up throughout the state, thanks to more curbside recycling and a small percentage of people taking unfair advantage of the public recycling spots over the years. Plus, some items, like electronics and hazardous materials, are difficult to dispose of without an event like this.

Use it as an excuse to clean out your garage and sink cabinets. But take advantage of it being available if you can.