April 16, 2014

Medina
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Need to get rid of that old fridge?

Spring cleaning is coming to Medina County next month in a big way — thanks to the county Solid Waste Management District.

Residents will be able to get rid of major appliances — including refrigerators and freezers, washing machines and dryers, dishwashers and stoves, air conditioners and hot water tanks — by dropping them off at two locations.

The service is free and there also will be no charge for removing refrigerants, according to William Strazinsky, coordinator of the waste management district.

Strazinsky said recycling used appliances not only lessens the load on landfills, it also returns a valuable resource to Ohio industries. That’s because about 75 percent of major appliances is steel, which is the most recycled material in America.

Appliances can be dropped off at the district’s Central Processing Facility, 8700 Lake Road, Westfield Township, 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 8 to 12, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13.

Also on April 13, appliances can be dropped off 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plum Creek County Sanitary Engineers Plant, 2417 Plum Creek Parkway, Brunswick.