PLEASE DONATE RECYCLABLES! NOT TRASH!
Living the lifestyle of a recycler is easy and MDI is here to help you. We do have one important request of your participation in our recycle program. “TRASH” can really hamper our program and con actually hurt our employees.
Recyclable materials become “TRASH” when they are contaminated by these things:
- NO – Food waste residue or poisonous bacteria created by spoiled food or liquids
- NO – Hazardous chemical content or exposure
- NO – Blood-borne pathogens created by human and/or animal blood and body waste – no used toilet paper, used paper towels, used tissues or used disposable diapers please!
- NO – Evident mold or mildew growth
MDI teaches our hard working employees every safety measure possible and we work at all times in appropriate personal protection gear for the job assigned. But the best safety measure is to prevent exposure to harmful and usually unseen by the naked eye, threats from “TRASH” in the first place. The unintended result of participants not following our Recycle Center’s simple request for CLEAN AND DRY RECYCLABLES is injury and harm to our employees and we wish to express our gratitude for caring enough to meet this request. “THANK YOU”!
NO RECYCLABLE GLASS FOR RECYCLING PURPOSES!
Here is what our Recycle Center Supervisor, B. Darnell, has to say about recyclable glass. “Recyclable glass is like a sports card collection. It is valued by some, but it takes up way too much space to keep around for long and it is pretty much useless until someone will pay you for it!”
The hard fact is that the rising cost of fuel, used in hauling recyclable glass to a facility for recovery which is usually located in the bigger cities, has made glass all but worthless to recyclers in rural areas. We simply have no buyer for the product or will likely ever have an avenue to divert the waste because it would cost MDI significant money to operate.
NO TELEVISIONS PLEASE
We do not accept ANY type of television – working or not working.
NO HAZARDOUS WASTE!
MDI cannot properly divert the hazardous waste items of any kind.
There is hazardous waste associated with non-operational electronics like TVs or computers and monitors, refrigerators, cooking ranges/stoves, cooling units, or things that use large corrosive batteries. Please be sure you are disposing of these things properly at the landfill, because they contain hazardous waste like lead, mercury and Freon and usually contain corrosive batteries.
NO RECYCLABLE PLASTICS RESIN CODED #3 – #7!
Space constraints keep us from processing plastics resin coded #3 though #7, and MDI will never be equipped to accept #6 resins of plastic called polystyrene, known as “Styrofoam” for recycle efforts.
A RESIN CODE is usually found on the bottom or side of an item made of plastic and is a number (1-9) placed in a small triangle shape.
NO BABY CRIBS, BABY BEDS, INFANT OR CHILD CAR SEATS!
These kinds of items have an expiration date and/or are regulated for resale by the government.
NO SOILED MATTRESSES OR BOX SPRING SETS!
Beds should not be brought to us after business hours! If you would like to bring it by during business hours, we will appraise it and if it qualifies, we will accept the donation.
NO SOILED OR BROKEN FURNITURE!
Furniture should not be brought to us after business hours! If you would like to bring it by during business hours, we will appraise it and if it qualifies, we will accept the donation.
PLEASE DO NOT DROP ANIMALS OFF AT THE FACILITY!
Animal waste can quickly ruin another person’s good will donation left in the MDI after-hours donation shed. This kind of negligence and cruelty to animals will not be tolerated. Violators will be prosecuted!