Monday, May 31, 2010

Last Day for the Metal Drive is Soon!

Sunday, June 6th, 8am - 3pm is the last day to drop off your your scrap metal & appliances.

No battery or tire collection on this day.

Details may be found at:

As you load your vehicle keep in mind that we have separate piles for each of the following categories of metal:

- appliances
- miscellaneous scrap steel
- cast iron
- barbed wire & light gauge fencing
- cable
- chain
- aluminum
- copper

It's running out fast, but there is still time to recycle vehicles with titles. If you have one & haven't already contacted me, please do so ASAP at 996-2696.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cash for Appliances!

The Methow Recycles Metal Drive has just been accepted as a Cash for Appliances recycling site!

Check out their website for details, but the short version is that if you buy a new highly efficient refrigerator or clothes washer and recycle the old one, you'll get mail in receipts worth $75 per appliance. The limit is one fridge or washer per customer. That's $150! So don't put that old fridge in the garage, bring it to the metal drive!

Remember, we will need to charge $15 for removal of the coolant.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Metal Drive 2010 Dates & Details

Drop-off dates for the metal drive are Saturday, May 22 and Sunday Jun 6. Hours are 8am-3pm each day. Memorial Day weekend is in between so you will have lots of time for those property cleanup work parties!

The drop-off location is NOT at Methow Recycles, but about 3/4 of a mile further south on Airport Road in Twisp. Please enter from the NORTH only.

Volunteers are still needed. It's a kick in the pants, and the shifts are short. Please contact Gina at 996-3398 if you'd like to help.

Below is a partial list of what you can bring, but the bottom line is that if it's metal, you can bring it. Please limit length to 18'.

Everything is free except for refrigerators and freezers, which cost $15 to properly remove the refrigerants if present.

Appliances - washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, pressure tanks

Pipe, wire, & cable- barbed wire, irrigation pipe, electrical wire, galvanized or copper pipe, logging chain or cable

Things with engines - lawnmowers, snowmobiles, etc. - ALL FLUIDS REMOVED, any plastic, rubber, or wooden parts removed.

All other metal - scrap steel, rusty metal what-is-it, cast iron, old roofing, old farm stuff, bed springs, aluminum doors/windows (please remove glass), satellite dishes, stainless steel, bike frames, obviously empty tanks (a big hole makes it obvious).

What you CANNOT bring:
Electronics, closed containers (fuel, paint, or pesticide especially) things with a lot of plastic, rubber, or wood. We reserve the right to reject any items. If you're not sure, call Betsy at 996-2696.

Hope to see you there!