Sunflower Diversified Services will celebrate the Earth Day for an entire week, April 16-22, by collecting electronic waste and bicycles for recycling at its First Step Recycling location at 1010 Hubbard St.
Community members are invited to bring computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, fax machines, stereos, speakers, televisions and microwaves for the electronics collection, to ensure items are disposed of properly without impacting the landfill. Used bikes will be reconditioned thru the Barton County Landfill’s arrangement with Ellsworth Correctional Facility. Inmates refurbish bicycles and return them to area children.
Each customer will receive a 22-gallon recycling bin while they last. Additional door prizes that focus on "green" efforts,including free passes to ride C.A.R. (Catch a Ride) Public Transportation and T-shirts with a green message, will also be given away.
First Step will also be open for normal collection services. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.