Solid Waste Management Update
Christie Manion

First is an Abitibi update, last fall, Mr. Dickinson, Jr. High Social studies teacher contacted me about recycling the paper at the schools. I forwarded him and each of the elementary schools SPT's the Abitibi information. Mr. Dickinson, working with the Jr. High and Fisher Elementary, along with the Spt's at Allison and Wheeler all received approval from Mr. Hull to use the program. Wheeler is emptying their box about once a week, Allison and the Jr High about once every 2 to 3 weeks. At about $20 for a full load, you can see that they're all going to do quite well and all that paper is staying out of the landfills and the money is going back to the kids.

Heavy Trash Drop-off, scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 2008. I am proud to say that the only things we won't be able to take on the 26th are the tox drop items, gasoline, paint over 1 year old, gas cans, etc. Residents will be able to bring EVERYTHING else for correct disposal.

Speedway Residents may drop off their heavy trash items at the Street Department, 1390 N Lynhurst, on Saturday April 26, 2008, from 9 am to 3 pm. Residents will be asked to sign in with their name and address.

The Shred It people will be at the Police Department for shredding of personal documents from 9 am to 2 pm.

Goldsmith Group has also agreed to participate again this year to take all our used computer and electronics. Last October they picked up 80 monitors and 1500 lbs of scrap electronic equipment. Please remember to remove your hard drive from your computer before recycling to protect your personal information.

I've found two new companies to help this year with solid waste disposal. First,
Asset Recycling, a division of Youth Fair Chance, Inc. will have trucks and people available to take residents building materials and other items that will be re-used, and the resident will get a tax receipt. Asset Recycling is a non-profit organization that works to divert usable building materials from landfills while offering donors all allowable tax incentives for their contributions. It provides neighborhoods with new and affordable building materials for their own home projects. They're open daily at 701 N. Holt Rd and their website is assetrecycling.org. They take windows, doors, paint, plumbing supplies, flooring, lighting, art and craft items, holiday and party supplies, home decorating items, fabricsa lot of stuff we threw in dumpsters last time, so this is an excellent opportunity to clean out and get a tax receipt for a write off.

Also participating is Appliance Recyclers USA who will take our Freon bearing appliances and televisions. They are licensed to take these items and work with HHGregg and other local companies to recycling them.

I've also found a gentleman who will be there on the 26th to take our old tires. There is a $2 per tire charge; however this is an excellent opportunity to get old tires out of our garages.

Please watch this space for more information as it becomes available.

There is no limit as to the amount of heavy items residents may drop-off www.speedwayrecycles.com for details, call 241-2466 or email speedwayrecycles@yahoo.com