This is a Review on Recycling in Hardin County.
Recycling– one of the simplest acts we can do to help preserve the resources on this place we call Earth yet something that a lot of us just don’t do. Why?
Usually because we don’t know how. It’s true. I used to be one of those people, that is until I started working for a company who recycles. Turns out, it’s pretty easy. Even better, Hardin County has five convenient recycling locations where you can drop off your recycled goods 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
How does it work?
First, you have to know what you can recycle. The following items are accepted at any of the five recycling locations:
• Paper: office paper, magazines, newspapers, cereal boxes
• Aluminum cans
• Tin cans
• Plastics 1 & 2: soda and water bottles, mouthwash bottles, peanut butter containers, salad dressing containers, milk jugs, juice bottle, shampoo bottles, plastic grocery bags, butter and yogurt tubs, cereal box liners.
Secondly, once you have your recycled items ready to go, you just drive to one of the conveniently located drop off sites, walk inside the recycling semi-truck, and put your items in the appropriate box.
• Elizabethtown- located behind the Central Hardin Fire Station
2522 Ring Road, Elizabethtown, KY
• Elizabethtown Farmers Market
200 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown, KY
• Rineyville- located in the Rineyville Community Park
1012 Rineyville School Road, Rineyville, KY
• Sonora- located across from the Post Office
204 E Western Ave., Sonora, KY
• Vine Grove- located near the railroad crossing
South Mill Street, Vine, Grove, KY
Have other items that you want to recycle?
Every April, AGC Automotive in Elizabethtown holds an E-Scrap Recycling Day. They accept electronic equipment such as computers, cell phones, television, printers, etc.
Every September, Akebono in Elizabethtown holds a Household Hazardous Waste Day. They accept hazardous household products such as batteries, antifreeze, late paint, prescriptions rugs, fluorescent tubes, pesticides, etc.
You can also contact your local waste management provider to see what types of items they accept for recycling.
Helpful Tips to Simplify your Recycling Efforts
1. Buy a couple of bins from your local store and label them with each type of item you plan on recycling. Everything will already be sorted, you can easily load up the bins in your car and empty them in the recycling truck.
2. Be sure to rinse out your cans. Otherwise, you are asking for a sticky mess and lots of unwanted ants.
3. Remove the lids off of the plastic bottles and flatten the bottles as much as you can.
4. Prepare the cardboard you are recycling by removing all other materials in the box such as plastic wrap. If it gets wet, it’s okay.
5. Not sure if your cans are tin? If it’s attracted to a magnet, it’s tin and can be recycled.
How long have you been recycling? We’d love to hear below in the comment section your feedback on how long you have been recycling OR if this blog post has inspired you to consider recycling here in our community. We’d love your thoughts!
By: Elizabethtown Family Blogger Dana Taylor