UPDATE: Canceled Friday because of weather concerns.
The city of Bellaire is offering to take unwanted items off your hands — everything from old electronics, clothing, paper to some types of batteries and scrap metal — at its annual collection from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (April 30) in the parking lot below the water tower at Jessamine Street and South Rice Avenue.
Sponsored in conjunction with the city’s volunteer Bellaire Environmental Sustainability Board, the free event will be held rain or shine.
Participants should enter the parking lot from the South Rice side, where they will find a drive-thru and volunteers to help drop off their recyclables.
Among the services will be:
•Secure, on-site data/paper shredding. No more than five bags or boxes per person will be processed. Paper clips and staples are allowed.
•Collection of scrap metals by JD Metals, including old car batteries, water heaters, metal lawn furniture and stainless steel sinks.
•Recycling of computer equipment, radios, stereos, televisions (up to 27 inches) and more by CompuCycle.
•Bins provided by American Textile Recycling Service to collect textiles, clothing and small household items.
Unacceptable items include:
•Appliances: Refrigerators, stoves and microwave ovens, washers/dryers, smoke alarms, air conditioners, vacuum cleaners, heaters and fans, floor lamps.
•Items containing mercury, including florescent light bulbs and thermostats
•Household batteries (Alkaline AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, cell phone, hearing aids, watches, etc.)
For the complete list of acceptable items, click here.