WARSAW — The Solid Waste District Board met for their monthly meeting March 7. Ways to help the community recycle has been a topic of discussion for several months, with the board brainstorming ideas that would ease the access to the KC Recycling Depot’s services.
The board has agreed to allow an amnesty period for tube TVs and monitors, also known as CRT TVs and monitors. In other words, recycling of these items will be free during a set period of dates. The hope is that residents of Kosciusko County will use this period to get rid of old tube products that are lying around.
The decision comes after the board has discussed the issue of illegal dumping. When people dump, it costs the city more time and money to take care of it.
While the decision will cost the SWD money, the board has deemed it an acceptable use of resources if it cuts down on the dumping issue. “Money in the bank isn’t helping our community recycle,” said board member Ron Truex.
A set time frame has not yet been agreed upon. The initial motion had the event starting in April, but this is the Depot’s busiest month. With only three staffed employees, the event has to be timed around days volunteers are available.
As a reminder, you must take electronic, including TVs or monitors, to the KC Recycling Depot at 220 S. Union St., Warsaw, during business hours to be properly recycled. Leaving large or inappropriate items at waste stations across the county is considered dumping. There is staff available to help unload your recyclables at the Depot.
The KC Recycling Depot is open Monday through Friday and the second Saturday of the month April through November. For hours and a list of accepted items go online.