Recycling center hosting Earth Day activities Saturday

The Columbus and Bartholomew County Recycling Center will be celebrating Earth Day Saturday, April 21st, with a slate of activities to promote conservation.

Kari Spurgeon, education coordinator for the center, explains that the recycling center will be offering an amnesty day where you can dispose of up to two refrigerated appliances, two propane tanks and up to four vehicle tires without the rims.

There will also be the annual plant swap and master gardeners on hand to discuss planting and watering.

Weather permitting, there will be compost and mulch loading in the morning.

Educational outreach efforts will include a senior project on bees.

Other activities include a hot dog roast, document shredding and children’s activities with kidscommons..

The Recycling Center is on Mapleton Street on the east side of Columbus. Activities are going on from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.