July 24, 2016

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Get rid of old appliances at free drop-off in Westfield Twp.

The fall major appliance roundup is coming next week.

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 Medina County Solid Waste Management District.

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. Sept. 9 to 13 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14.

Also on Sept. 14, appliances can be dropped off 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plum Creek County Sanitary Engineers Plant, 2417 Plum Creek Pkwy., Brunswick.

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 are steel, which is the most recycled material in America.

The county Solid Waste Management District was created in 1990 in response to passage of a state law requiring every county in Ohio to be in a solid waste district and to develop a plan to meet a recycling goal of 25 percent.

For more information, contact the Solid Waste District at (330) 769-1273, ext.101, or (800) 968-7273, or visit www.recyclemediacounty.com

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