Dumpster Days are here again: Free recycling, disposal event returns next month

It is time to start cleaning out your house, barn and yard, Dumpster Day is returning to the Brown County Recycle Center next month.

The third annual Dumpster Day will happen on Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Keep Brown County Beautiful received a grant from the Brown County Community Foundation to organize the free event residents can use to properly get rid of their trash, including old mattresses and furniture. Donations will be accepted to help fund future Dumpster Days. Tires, paint and hazardous products will not be accepted.

Keep Brown County Beautiful will also help to cover the cost to dispose of televisions and monitors during the recycle center’s Electronics Day, which is also set to happen next month on Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Electronics will be disposed of on a first-come, first-served basis. Once funding for the disposal of televisions and monitors runs out, residents will have to pay, so getting there early is encouraged. Electronic disposal is $20 per TV and/or monitor. That fee will be waived for those that come before the KBCB grant money runs out.

Thirty-two tons of trash have been collected at no charge over the last two Dumpster Days. The first Dumpster Day was in 2019. A Dumpster Day did not happen in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last year’s Electronics Day collected 11,600 pounds of electronics, including 62 TV sets, said KBCB member Cathy Paradise.

For any questions, call 812-988-0140.