Town and Country 4-H Club collects newspapers at the St. Cloud Wal-Mart. The recycling bin is located in the parking lot near the gas station. Call 407-847-4606.
The foundation, started by AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys and his family, raises money to help out area charities. The foundation accepts empty laser and inkjet cartridges and used cell phones. They may be dropped off at the office at 721 Verona St., Kissimmee. (Deliver between 9 a.m. and noon for a tax deductible receipt.) Call 407-870-8860.
Free Spirits 4-H
The Free Spirits 4-H Club collects newspapers in the receptacle at the Narcoossee Volunteer Fire Department on Narcoossee Road and also at the Trout Lake Recycle facility located on Bass Highway in St. Cloud. For details/directions call 407-957-8628.
Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 3016 W. Vine St., Kissimmee, 847-4204, has receptacles for aluminum cans and newspapers. Accessible 24 hours a day. Easy access from Plantation Drive via Oak Street.
Newspapers only may be dropped off at the elementary school located at 2850 Bill Beck Blvd. Access available ╬round the clock.
1st Methodist Preschool
Parents association collects newspapers only in a bin in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church in St. Cloud on 10th Street. Accessible ╬round the clock.
Cub Scout Pack 272
Collects cans and newspapers in bins located at the Masonic Lodge No. 221, 901 Oregon Ave., St. Cloud; accessible 24 hours.
Holy Redeemer youth group, religious education and school benefit from the recycling of newspapers, plastic containers, glass and aluminum cans. Large bins available round-the-clock on the west side of church property, 1603 N. Thacker Ave., Kissimmee.
Heartland Prep School, located on the same campus with Heartland Community Church, 2874 E. U.S. Highway 192, collects aluminum cans for the school fund. Bin is accessible at all times.
New Dimensions H.S.
The school, 4900 Pleasant Hill Road, Poinciana, collects newspapers in a container on the side of the school. Container accessible at all times. Proceeds to school fund.
Michigan Ave. School
Michigan Avenue Elementary, 2015 S. Michigan Ave., St. Cloud, collects newspapers in the bin in the staff parking lot and aluminum cans in a bin located next to the cafeteria. Both bins accessible round-the-clock. Proceeds to the music program .
Students at Osceola Adventist Christian School, 2391 Fortune Road, are collecting aluminum cans for recycling. Cans may be dropped off at the school. Proceeds to school projects and improvements. Questions? Call 348-2226.
Kissimmee Woman╠s Club
Aluminum cans, newspaper, plastic containers may be dropped off in the recycling bins in front of the clubhouse at 1616 W. Oak St. Proceeds to Osceola County charities.
The Osceola County Household Chemical Collection Program accepts household items, including: oil filters, waste oil, waste paint products, vehicle and household batteries, lawn and garden chemicals and solvents.
The drop off locations are:
Bass Road Landfill, two miles south on Bass Road. Please check in at office. Collection center is located on the entrance road. Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call the recycling hotline at 407-962-1102.
Wheels for the World
Wheels for the World recycles used wheelchairs, walkers and crutches for use in third world countries. Items are refurbished through JAF Ministries and shipped overseas. Call Tom or Brenda Richmeyer at 957-6401 to arrange for pickup of usable items.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society, Osceola Unit has a bin for old newspapers behind Padgett╠s Home Care Center in the alley behind World╠s Gym in the Oaks Shopping Center. Proceeds benefit local cancer patients. For more information call the unit office at 892-7401.
Grace Lutheran Church
Grace Lutheran Church, 1123 Louisiana Ave., St. Cloud, has receptacles for newspapers and aluminum cans. They are accessible ╬round the clock.
Osceola Auto Salvage
Osceola Auto Salvage, 4691 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Campbell City, 847-0083, accepts radiators, batteries, hydraulic oil, transmission fluid and motor oil. They are open six days a week, closed Sundays.
Boy Scout Troop 240
The troop collects newspapers at the Tractor Supply Plaza in St. Cloud. Aluminum can bins are located at Orange Bowl Lanes in Kissimmee and on Neptune Road east of Partin Settlement Road. For information and directions call 407-847-4606. Proceeds go toward new camping equipment.
Aluminum cans and newspapers may be deposited in the receptacles in front of the school at 2251 Lakeside Drive, Kissimmee, seven days a week. Funds are used for the transportation costs of field trips.
Pleasant Hill Elementary
Plastic containers, newspapers and aluminum cans may be dropped off in the orange receptacles in the bus driveway entrance at Pleasant Hill Elementary, 1253 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus, 2000 Neptune Road, has recycling bins for aluminum cans and newspapers.
Hickory Tree Elementary
Aluminum cans and newspapers may be deposited in the recycling bins located in the north parking lot of Hickory Tree Elementary School, 2355 Hickory Tree Road, St. Cloud. Hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Recycling bins for newspapers and aluminum cans are located at Deerwood, 3701 Marigold Ave., Poinciana. Proceeds go to the school PTO.
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1603 N. Thacker Ave., Kissimmee. A recycling bin for newspapers and aluminum cans is located in the church parking lot and is accessible at all times. Proceeds are used for Holy Redeemer Together for Catholic Education.
A recycling bin for newspapers is located at Ventura Elementary School, 275 Waters Edge Drive in BVL. It is accessible during daylight hours. Proceeds go to provide academic and behavioral incentives.
Plastic packing ¤peanutsË
The following packing companies accept donations of clean foam packing ¤peanutsË and bubble wrap for recycling.
Express Wrap ╬n Send, 1021-A W. Oak St., Kissimmee, open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For pickup, call 846-8700.
Mail Boxes Etc. in the Mill Creek Mall during store hours from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For pickup of larger quantities, call 846-6641.
Pack and Ship, 1209 W. Oak St., Kissimmee, open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. In addition to packing peanuts and bubble wrap, they also accept cardboard and shredded paper. For more information and pick up of large quantities call 846-8792.
Cub Scout Pack 69
Cub Scout Pack 69 at St. Luke and St. Peter╠s Episcopal Church, 2745 Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud. A receptacle for aluminum cans is in the church parking lot. To have cans picked up, call Beverly Waller at 348-6335.
Lakeview Elementary school, corner of Columbia Street and 5th Avenue, St. Cloud. Has recycling bins for newspapers and aluminum cans. The bins are located in the parking lot facing Robinson Street. Accessible from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Reedy Creek school
Reedy Creek Elementary school, 5100 Eagle Trail. Receptacles for aluminum cans, newspapers and plastic are located near the passenger drop-off area as you approach the school. It is always accessible. Proceeds benefit the school.
Shingle Creek Methodist
Shingle Creek United Methodist Church, 2420 Old Vineland Road at the west driveway; newspapers and aluminum.
First United Methodist
First United Methodist Church School, Dakin Avenue, Kissimmee, 847-3700.
Newspapers only can be dropped off at any time at the collection bin on Sproule Street across from the church school. Proceeds benefit the school.
Council on Aging
Osceola County Council on Aging, 1099 Shady Lane, Kissimmee, 846-8532. Newspapers and aluminum cans may be dropped off in bins in the parking lot during daylight hours. Proceeds benefit the council.
Osceola County has set up drop-off stations at the Bass Road Landfill, 750 Bass Road, and Southport Landfill, Southport Road, both in Kissimmee; St. Cloud Landfill, 17th Street, St. Cloud; on Central Avenue in downtown Kissimmee, across from the fire station; Scotty╠s, Main and Vine streets, Kissimmee; Oak and Vine streets, Kissimmee; Narcoossee Fire Station, Highway 15, Narcoossee; and Holopaw drop-off station, U.S. 192, Holopaw. Those locations accept aluminum, newspaper, glass bottles and jars (clear, green, brown), plastic soda bottles and milk containers. Batteries, scrap metal and used oil may be dropped off at both Kissimmee landfills. Yard clippings, leaves and palm fronds to be composted and trees and bushes to be chipped into mulch may be taken to the Bass Road landfill.
BVL Community Center, 501 Florida Parkway, accepts newspaper and aluminum cans.
There is a drop-off station for glass at Good Samaritan Village.
Poinciana Fire Station, 398 S. Marigold Ave., Poinciana, 427-0088. A receptacle for newspapers is located behind the station and is accessible at all times. Proceeds go into a fund for the volunteer firefighters.
Buenaventura Lakes Municipal Service Benefit Unit (MSBU), BVL Community Center. Receptacles for newspapers and aluminum cans are located in the BVL Community Center parking lot. They are accessible during daylight hours.
The Osceola News-Gazette lists groups or organizations who have drop-off points for products to be recycled. If your group participates in recycling and wants to have it listed in the Osceola News-Gazette, submit a brief news release about the activity. Those groups wishing to submit a news release may drop it off at the newspaper╠s Kissimmee office, 108 Church St., or the St. Cloud office, 1109 10th St. Groups may also mail their news release to the newspaper at P.O. Box 422068, Kissimmee, FL 34742. For more information contact Barbara Olson, news assistant, at 846-7600.