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KBIC to hold electronic recycling event

September 28, 2012
By GARRETT NEESE - DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

BARAGA - The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will hold a collection for household hazardous and electronic waste for Baraga County residents Saturday.

The free collection will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ojibwa Casino parking lot on M-38 in Baraga.

While the KBIC has had previous collections for tribal members, this is the first open to the entire county, said Katie Kruse of the KBIC Natural Resources Department. The KBIC received money for the collection through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

"We thought it was important to reach all Baraga County residents," she said.

Accepted items include: antifreeze; automotive fluids; batteries (automotive and rechargable); cleaners and polishes; compact fluorescent bulbs; creosote; flammables; fluorescent tubes; fire extinguishers; lead-based paint; metallic mercury; motor oils and oil filters; moth repellents; nail polish and remover; oil-based paint, stain and varnish; pesticides; photographic chemicals; pool chemicals; propane tanks (small); solvents; transmission fluid; weed killers; wood preservatives; computers and accessories; printers; faxes; copiers; cell phones; DVD/CD/VHS players; hand-held devices; microwaves; televisions; video games.

Not accepted are asbestos, explosives, latex paints, non-household waste, radioactive material, standard and alkaline batteries, unidentifable materials and unlabeled materials.

Containers in poor condition or leaking should be placed in a sealed plastic bag. Chemicals should not be mixed or transfered into other containers. Approval must be given first for school, farm, government or business waste.

For more information, contact the KBIC Natural Resources Department at 524-5757 at extensions 20 or 14.



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