FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aimee Arent, Executive Director
RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS AND TEXTILES AT THE REFUGE RECYCLE ROUND UP
Oak Harbor, Ohio — Have outdated electronics or clothing items that are still usable or in rough shape? Take them to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, August 1, 2020 (9 am – 2pm) for the Refuge Recycle Round Up.
Electronics items accepted include: computers/servers, keyboards and mice, monitors/displays, cell phones, storage devices/flash drives, video game consoles, printers, scanners, memory/RAM, networking hardware, stereo equipment/speakers, and projectors (no TVs/ CRT monitors). Textile items accepted include anything made from cloth or artificial fabric like vinyl. Nearly all textiles can be recycled, such as: clothing (pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, suits, shorts, shirts, tees, tanks), outerwear (coats, jackets, gloves, hats, scarves), footwear (shoes, boots, heels, sneakers, sandals, socks, tights), undergarments (bras, underwear, slips, camisoles), accessories (hats, belts, ties, scarves, headbands), handbags (wallets, totes, luggage, backpacks, briefcases), linens (towels, sheets, comforters, blankets, tablecloths). Textile items may be brought in garbage bags.
This is a fantastic opportunity to keep these items out of the landfill. Those wishing to participate may recycle their items for $10/carload (cash only). Funds will help to support conservation efforts at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will receive cash per pound for recycled electronics and textiles, so be sure to clean out your closets for this great cause. This event will be occurring rain or shine.
Event volunteers will be following the CDC social distancing guidelines including wearing masks, and recyclers are encouraged to do the same. Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting the drop off location with the help of Recycle I.T. USA Toledo LLC and Clothes Bin Ohio.
The Refuge is located at 14000 W. State Route 2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449 – look for the big green building off of Route 2. The Recycling Round Up will be held near the Visitor Center. The Wildlife Drive will also be open on August 1st. Visitors are welcome to take the 7-mile, one-way gravel road back through woodland, prairie, and wetland habitats. The Wildlife Drive entrance is in the Visitor Center Parking Lot, and the Drive is open from sunrise to sunset (weather permitting).
Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is a 501(c)3 non-profit established in 1997 to promote the preservation of the natural and historical resources of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, the only National Wildlife Refuge Complex in the state, located at 14000 W State Route 2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449. The trails at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge are open from sunrise to sunset daily. Outdoor restroom facilities have been reopened, but the Visitor Center, Nature Store, and Wildlife Window are still closed due to COVID-19. For questions, please call 419-898-0014 x13.