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Recycling event is Saturday

The city of Enumclaw will sponsor its annual residential recycling event for household and large items Saturday.

The event provides local residents the opportunity to dispose of items that typically cannot be shipped off with the weekly trash. Over the years, more than 1 million pounds of materials have been disposed of.

Crews will be at the Enumclaw Expo Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., taking such items as:

€ tires (up to six per household, free of charge; there's a fee for large truck tires and tires still on rims)

€ motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, brake and transmission fluid, kerosene and home heating fuel.

€ household batteries (AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B, C and D cell only)

€ lead acid batteries (car, truck, marine and motorcycle)

€ cardboard (flattened, no wax coating)

€ propane tanks (residential only, $5 charge)

€ household goods and clothing (if in good condition). No mattresses or furniture.

€ bulky wood (logs, plywood, pallets and other untreated/unpainted wood; no pegboard, particle board or leaves, grass, small branches or sod). It's asked that a tarp be placed under material for easy removal.

€ appliances and scrap metal (such as auto parts, lawn chairs, stoves, microwaves, barbecues, aluminum, brass, copper and other ferrous and nonferrous metals). There's a $5 charge for hot water heaters.

€ refrigerators, freezers and household air conditioners; there's a $25 charge for each (cash only)

€ household recyclables, including newspapers, mixed paper, magazines, glass, aluminum, tin and plastic bottles (#1 and #2 only).

€ television sets with up to 36-inch screen, $20 charge; those with a screen larger than 36 inches or those in a wood console, $25; projection TV sets, $30.

€ electronic equipment such as computers, printers, keyboards, fax machines, scanners and cellular phones will be taken as scrap metal (there is a $10 charge for computer monitors).

Among items not accepted will be paint, pesticides, household chemicals, cleaning products, window glass and garbage.

Items considered a hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, solvents and cleaning products, for example) can be disposed of when the Household Hazardous Wastemobile visits Enumclaw July 27-29.

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