What is it that people don't get about recycling? I love living in a community where recycling locations are provided to us. I reside in the City of Richland, where there are 6 drop-box locations for residents to leave recyclable materials such as:

cardboard, newspaper, tin, aluminum, glass, plastic beverage containers and scrap paper, like phone books, pressboard boxes, and junk mail.

DO NOT leave garbage

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These drop-box locations are meant for people to drop off materials meant for recycling, NOT TRASH. I saw a post a few weeks ago on social media at this same drop-box location. I often see trash that has been left. Or, are people leaving it doing so, thinking that others may want it? There appear to be child car seats, a table-top, and a griddle in a box. (I didn't look to see what was in the boxes.)

I Googled the City of Richland Dump and was forwarded to the Horn Rapids Landfill page.

Materials Accepted here:

In addition to garbage and yard waste, the following materials are accepted at the Horn Rapids Landfill:

  • used motor oil (5 gallon limit per visit)
  • antifreeze
  • cooking oil
  • automotive batteries
  • rechargeable batteries
  • propane tanks and canisters

Only because I have a laptop to get rid of, I also looked up where I can dispose of this safely. Here's what another search provided:

Clayton-Ward Recycling Centers

There are 2 centers in the Tri-Cities where you can dispose of E-Waste, including:

  • Computers
  • CPU (Towers)
  • Laptops
  • Computer Monitors
  • Televisions
  • DVD Players
  • E Readers

Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am till 4 pm and from 8 am till 12 pm on Saturday.

When dropping off your recyclables, please do your research. Some items are not acceptable.

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