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Q: My sister and I both reside at different complexes in Winston-Salem that do not have recycling capabilities. As she and I are extremely concerned about the environment, is there a central location to which we can bring our recyclables?

K.M.

Answer: There are three Recycling Convenience Centers that residents of Forsyth County can use free of charge. They are:

  • Winston-Salem Convenience Center, 325 Hanes Mill Road, open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, except some holidays;
  • Kernersville Convenience Center, 445 Lindsay St. in Kernersville, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, except some holidays;
  • Pfafftown Convenience Center, 6328 Yadkinville Road, Pfafftown, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, except some holidays.

These facilities will take the following items for recycling:

  • Corrugated cardboard and chipboard (such as cereal and cracker boxes).
  • Magazines, newspapers, office paper, and phone books.
  • Aluminum beverage cans.
  • Glass, steel and tin food and beverage containers.
  • Plastic bottles numbered 1 through 7.

All recyclable materials must be clean and free of contaminants, and food containers must be rinsed clean. Cardboard food containers must be free of grease and other residue.

Materials not accepted at the recycling centers include:

  • Aluminum foil and pie tins.
  • Ceramics, dishes, drinking glasses, light bulbs, mirrors, Pyrex, window glass or any glass that is not a container.
  • Antifreeze, pesticide, motor oil or other hazardous-material containers.
  • Plastic bottles that are not marked with a recyclable symbol;
  • Plastic bags of any type and plastic wrap.
  • Styrofoam, including egg cartons; paint cans; books, binders or notebooks.
  • Garden hoses, plastic tubing or automotive hoses.

For more information about acceptable or unacceptable materials, contact the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection at 336-703-2440.

More details on directions and holiday hours at the convenience centers can be found at www.co.forsyth.nc.us/EAP/Recycling.aspx. The site also includes links to the local recycling programs in various municipalities across the county.

Residents of other counties can check with their local sanitation department to see what options they have.

Q: I would like to know if you could give me the address of Kathie Lee Gifford now that she has left the “Today” show. She has been an inspiration to me, and I would like to say thank you.

P.N.

Answer: Though Gifford retired from “Today” last week, a spokeswoman for the show said they are still taking her fan mail, which will then be forwarded to her. The address is:

Today, Attn: Kathie Lee Gifford

NBC

30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10112

Shredding Update

Bermuda Run Garden Club has updated the hours of its April 20 shredding event. It will now run from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, at Bermuda Run Town Hall parking lot, 120 Kinderton Blvd. The cost is $5, cash only, for each paper grocery bag or box of documents to shred. Proceeds will go to Davie County community programs.

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