Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 2, 2014

McDowell offering free recycling of electronics, tire disposal program

WELCH — Residents of McDowell County are being encouraged to participate in a free electronics recycling and tire disposal program planned for Saturday at Wal-Mart in Kimball.

The electronic recycling program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Wal-Mart. All old electronics will be accepted, including old computers, computer monitors, air-conditioners, copiers, cell phones and even small kitchen appliances, Patricia Blevins, a supervisor and litter control officer with the McDowell County Solid Waste Authority, said.

The program is free, and is being paid for through a state grant.

A free tire disposal program also will be held Saturday as part of the REAP, or Rehabilitation Environmen-tal Action Plan, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., also at Wal-Mart. As part of the program, up to 10 old tires — on or off of a rim — can be disposed of free of charge. The tire disposal program is sponsored by the solid waste authority along with REAP and Scott’s Recycling of Pulaski, Va.

Blevins said area residents also are reminded to take advantage of the free litter disposal day held on the last Friday of each month at the Copper Ridge Landfill in the Capels community. The landfill is located two miles from Welch Community Hospital.

Residents with questions about the free disposal program can contact the solid waste authority at 304-436-6608.

— Contact Charles Owens at cowens@bdtonline.com

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