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Polk-Burnett offers free recycling

Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative will host its fourth-annual Clean Sweep Recycle Day Friday, April 20.

Co-op members who receive electricity from Polk-Burnett are invited to drop off computers, appliances and electronics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the co-op office in Centuria, 1001 State Road 35. All items will be accepted free of charge and responsibly recycled by Vintage Tech Recyclers and Habitat for Humanity's Restore.

"Polk-Burnett is sponsoring its fourth-annual Clean Sweep Recycle Day for the convenience of members and the benefit of our community and the environment," said Bill Schmidt, co-op general manager. "We're pleased to offer free recycling for old appliances and electronics that are no longer energy efficient. This keeps them off the electric grid and out of the landfill."

Polk-Burnett will recycle electronics, computers and non-Freon appliances at no charge. The list of free items includes laptop and desktop computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCR and DVD players, satellite and cable receivers, stereos, speakers, cell phones and holiday light strings. Accepted appliances include microwaves, stoves, washers, dryers, toasters and most other small appliances. No Freon units accepted.

Any proceeds from scrap metal recycling will be donated to Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. All holiday lights strings will be donated to Endeavors Adult Development Center.