Sometimes it's easier to support the idea of recycling than it is to actually get items to a recycling facility. Sure you can take newspaper and aluminum cans to your local recycle center, but what can you do with a computer you want to discard or a cell phone that no longer works?
You can learn about recycling and also do it at the April 22 Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair in Wooster. You can take four kinds of trash there to be safely, securely recycled - all free.
• Sensitive documents: Sanmandy Enterprises of Creston, Ohio, will collect, shred and recycle up to two file boxes of confidential paper materials per person. No cardboard or metal accepted.
• Cell phones: The Wilderness Center of Wilmot, Ohio, will collect and recycle old cell phones and cell phone accessories.
• Electronics: Itran Inc. of Richfield, Ohio, will collect and recycle desktop and portable computers (with hard drives shredded at the company's warehouse) and computer accessories, such as printers, copiers, fax machines, monitors, keyboards, mice, hard drives, floppy drives, CD-ROMs and circuit boards. No televisions, kitchen appliances or stereo equipment accepted.
• Fluorescent lamps: The Wayne County Sustainable Energy Network will collect and recycle fluorescent lamps (tubes) and compact fluorescent lamps.
The Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair runs from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave. Admission is free.
Exhibits, demonstrations, student contests and food vendors will focus on a theme of "Green is For Life."
For more information, call (330) 263-3700 or go to www.wcsen.org/wcsggf/index.html.