Saturday, residents of Richland County can be conscientious while getting rid of hard-to-recycle items.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the county will accept what recycling director Paul Alcantar called "things you've had in your garage that you didn't know what to do with," including:
- Household and pool chemicals
- Tires (limit of four per household)
- Cell phones and electronics
- Scrap metal
- Compact fluorescent light bulbs
- Eyeglasses and hearing aids
The free event is at Clemson's Sandhill Research and Education Center at 900 Clemson Road.
Activities continue until 4 p.m., but recyclables will be accepted only until 3.
The county's version of America Recycles Day is part festival, part health fair and part community classroom.
There will be pony rides for children, live music and an Elvis impersonator, plus free food between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Information booths will demonstrate how mattresses and plastic are recycled. Groups promoting health and animal welfare will be represented, too.
For more details, or to make an appointment for dropping off hazardous wastes, call (803) 576-2446.