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May 14, 2014 - Twp. collecting metals, white goods

Oxford Township will conduct its annual metals and white goods collection on Saturday, May 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Stony Lake Township Park.

The event is open to residents of both Oxford Township and Oxford Village.

The township can accept metal appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, ovens, stoves, hot water tanks, freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers and air conditioners.

Also accepted are metal auto parts (no part more than 40 pounds), furnaces, metal furniture (office, home, file cabinets, lawn furniture, please remove all non-metal parts), metal pots and pans, tableware, toasters, irons, birdcages, fans, doorknobs and faucets.

Lawn equipment such as mowers and tillers will be accepted as well, but please drain them of all oil and gasoline. Bring your metal gutters, poles, railings, shelves, swing sets (dismantled) and aluminum windows (please remove the glass).

The township cannot and will not accept concrete, plastic, telephones, hair dryers, chicken wire, galvanized fencing, aerosol cans, oil cans, metal barrels with anything in them, coated wire or barbed wire.

Folks dropping off appliances containing freon will be asked for a $20 donation per item.

Get briquettes to fight West Nile

In an effort to supplement its current West Nile Virus program, Oxford Township has bactimos two-blister packs available free for its residents.

The briquettes should be placed in residential and/or road catch basins, low water-retention areas and any other areas. They have an effective life of 30 days and are currently available.

The briquettes can be utilized as early as the month of May and will be effective in eliminating mosquito larvae. Please read the back of the sealed package.

These are to be given to residents on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please stop by the township treasurer's office at 300 Dunlap Road to pick up mosquito briquettes.

Rummage sale

Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ will host a one-day Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Thursday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Funds raised will help support the church's local ministries including the Tuesday Night Community Dinners held on behalf of Love in the Name of Christ.

Immanuel is located at 1 Hovey St. at the corner of Dennison and Hovey streets.

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