New Recycling Center ProvidesYear-round Service

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Franklin County residents will be able to dispose of their household hazardous wastes at a permanent drop off site beginning Wednesday. Solid Waste Authority of Ohio has partnered with Environmental Enterprises in an eight year contract to provide the facility, located on the corner of East Eighth Avenue and Essex Avenue. This project will be in addition to the mobile collections already in place. Director of SWACO, Ron Mills, said homeowners can drop off any product that is corrosive, reactive or flammable. “That can include such items as drain cleaners, discarded batteries, pool chemicals solvents antifreeze, it’s a long list.” The material will then be transported on a weekly basis by Environmental Enterprises to a facility in Cincinnati. President of the company, Dan McCabe, said the chemicals will then be recycled and resold. “We sell whatever we can and that includes oils, antifreezes and batteries. We’ll sell everything we can and recycle it into commerce.” McCabe said his company has been doing this kind of thing for over 30 years and has contracts with Hamilton and Butler counties. Franklin County’s facility will be open year around on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.