- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers at: Doctors Hospital Burn Center, Wheeler Road; Daniel Village, behind Village Deli; Richmond County fire stations at Walton Way Extension, Old Waynesboro Road and Windsor Spring Road; and Columbia County fire stations at Desoto Road, Gibbs Road, Furys Ferry Road, Oakley Pirkle Road, and Ray Owens Road; (706) 650-2876

- Any electronics, including microwaves, phone systems, VCRs, etc., except old tube TVs, can be taken to Computer Exchange locations: 3206 Peach Orchard Road, (706) 793-2700; 404 E. Martintown Road, North Augusta, (803) 279-9404; 3835B Washington Road, (706) 651-1900

- Augusta-Richmond County Landfill, 4330 Deans Bridge Road, Blythe, (706) 592-3200, has a drop-off facility that takes glass (no plate glass; needs to be separated by color -- clear, brown or green), metal of any type, electronics, all types of paper, plastic (No. 1 and No. 2), cardboard, automotive fluids and batteries

- Sonoco, 1525 Government Road, (706) 733-7757, takes paper, except parchment

- Smurfit Stone Recycling, 1311 Walker St., (706) 722-9603, takes office paper waste, newspapers, cardboard, cans and plastic bottles

- Motor oil can be taken to these Advance Auto locations: 2112 Lumpkin Road, (706) 793-3282; 2522 Tobacco Road, (706) 560-2192; 1933 Walton Way, (706) 738-7760; 3602 Peach Orchard Road, (706) 790-6511; 3504 Wrightsboro Road, (706) 737-5077; 5140 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, (706) 228-4455; 4483 Columbia Road, (706) 863-9371; 4018 Washington Road, (706) 868-5157

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