Clean out your files and clear out your storage rooms and recycle it all. Keokuk’s community-wide Recycling Event will feature 7 recycling stations. Stations 1- 6 are open to all Tri-State residents (not just limited to Keokuk).
Station 1: Paper Recycling: Accepting office paper (paper clips & staples OK), corrugated cardboard, phone books, hard back and paper back books, newspaper, magazines, junk mail, clean food boxes and containers, cereal boxes. Not accepting: Carbon paper.
Secure Document Destruction- involves shredding of confidential documents (paper clips & staples OK).
Station 2: General Recycling: Will accept glass, tin cans, aluminum, and plastics. Bring items in loose containers. Please don’t mix “regular” trash with general recyclables.
Station 3: E-Waste Recycling: Will accept electronics such as computer equipment, audio/video equipment, and other misc. electronic equipment. Basically this is anything that plugs into a wall outlet or runs on batteries. Including: Computer equipment: PCs, monitors, keyboards and mice, printers, copiers, scanners, networking hardware, disk drives, servers, mainframes, computer manuals, fax machines, circuit boards, ink & toner cartridges computer cables and wires. Audio/Video equipment: TVs, cable and satellite equipment, stereos, CD players. Misc. electronic equipment: Telephones, cell phones, pagers, other miscellaneous electronic equipment, lithium batteries, car batteries.
Station 4: Appliances (all types) including microwaves; tools, lawn mowers, etc.
Station 5: Bicycle drop off (working or otherwise)
Station 6: Eyeglasses also collected- sponsored by the Keokuk Lions Club
Station 7: Household Hazardous Waste- for Lee County, Iowa residents only.
(NO commercial waste). Collection includes: Cleaners, solvents, oil based paints, lawn and garden products, fluorescent bulbs and thermometers, rechargeable batteries etc. * Motor oil and Antifreeze (* up to 5 gallons per resident). Appointments are required – Contact Great River Regional Waste at 319-372-6140 for details and to make an appointment.
Event sponsors: Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Keokuk, Great River Regional Waste Authority, Faith Family Church, Keokuk Lion’s Club, Midwest Recycling Center, Iowa State Penitentiary, North Cedar South Recycling, Roquette America.