Residents of Butler Township continue to take advantage of a township service included with the current waste disposal contract- free recycling of electronics and hazardous household waste.
According to data provided Monday to the board, over 13,000 pounds of waste was collected from 122 households during the third quarter of the year including about 9,000 pounds of TVs and over one ton of paint.
In order to recycle electronics and hazardous waste, residents have to call Waste Management at a special number (1-800-449-7587) and provide information about the items to be disposed. The company will then send an appropriate container. The residents then fill the container with the item and place it out at the curb.
The entire process takes about two weeks. Only one electronics item can be recycled at one time. Pharmaceuticals, batteries, and tires are not accepted.