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A local recycling group, which formed in May and is still unnamed plans to host guest speakers, discuss non-profit status and talk more about their direction at their next meeting scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Havre-Hill County Library. Co-chair Candi Zion said the first two meetings "went well. We had terrific turnout and lots of ideas about where we need to head." The first priority for the group, Zion added, is to reduce waste going to the landfill immediately. " T h a t ' s going to be t h e ma i n focus," she said. Spe c ial gue s t speake rs at Tuesday's meeting will include Craig Erickson of Bear Paw Development Corp. and Kev Campbell from Triangle Communications. Zion said the group plans to host a facilitated discuss i o n w i t h Erickson "to identify what the probl ems a r e and where our direction needs to go." The g ro u p wi l l also be discussing obtaining 501 (c) 3 non-profit status and funding opportunities for education awareness and setting up recycling facilities. Zion said she and others in the group have continued work to identify the recycling opportunities in the tri-county area served by the landfill Hill, Blaine and northern Chouteau counties. "It is in the draft stages now because we are finding there are more places recycling," Zion said. "I also have a preliminary draft of what we can do in Havre." For more information or to participate, call Candi Zion at 265-9533 or Terry Turner at 395-4555. Tri-County Recycling Guide: What to recycle, where Pacific Steel and Recycling open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 12 p. m. Saturday, 265-5824, Will buy: furs, hides, antlers, cardboard, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, autos, farm equipment , t in, washing machines, machine rolled barbed wire, drained and certified freezers, refrigerators and air conditioners. Prepared metal cut into 3 feet pieces brings more money, as does copper, aluminum, brass and pot metal. Will accept newspaper, office paper, computer paper, catalogs, magazines and phone books. Havre Day Activity Center open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 265-5506, Will buy: cardboard, aluminum, and vehicular batteries. Will accept: office paper and paper bags. Services: shreds office paper and sensitive documents for 23 cents a pound, will pick up cardboard at $5 a load, offers convenient dropoff cardboard bin locations at Taco John’s in both locations Holiday Village Mall and Fifth Avenue, Rod’s Drive-In, Dairy Queen, McDonald's, Herberger’s, KFC, Schwann’s, North Star Dodge, Custom Collision Repair and two bins at Northern Winz Casino. Salvation Army Thrift Shop open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 265-1101. Will accept good quality, clean items: everything from books to furniture, clothes some shipped to poor nations, small appliances, computers, household goods, cell phones, knick knacks, and more. Will not accept refrigerators and freezers. Give Away House open 10 a. m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Thursdays, 265-7741. Will accept good quality clean items and perishable items: books, furniture, clothes, small appliances, computers, household goods, knick knacks, food, refrigerators, freezers or large appliances in working order. Service: bins located outside for drop-off. Gary & Leo's Fresh Foods IGA open 24 hours, 265-1404. Sell cloth bags for reuse to carry groceries for $1, 10 cents off every bag if customers bring in own cloth, plastic, or paper bag, 10 cents off per dozen eggs if bring in own egg carton. Wal-Mart open 24 hours, 262-9162. Will accept plastic bags at bins in the front of the store and used batteries to trade-in when purchasing new batteries discount may apply. Kmart open every day 8 a. m. to 10 p.m., 265-2020. Service: bin by pharmacy for eyeglasses recycling. Office Equipment open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Fr iday, 265-9611. Will accept: small ink cartridges and Sharp toners Battery Warehouse/Havre Muffler and Brake open 8 a. m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 265-5528. Will accept: any lead and acid based battery such as those for vehicles, cell phones, computers, camcorders and exit lighting and used oil with no water contamination; service: cardboard bin located at the west side of the store. Napa Auto Parts open 8 a. m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, 265-4393. Will accept: batteries exchanged for new. Triangle Communications open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 394-7807. Will accept: phone books three times yearly call for dates, financial incentives for schools apply, compact fluorescent bulbs use caution when handling as they contain mercury, cell phones, rechargeable batteries and ink cartridges. Northern Montana Pharmacy open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Fr iday, 2 6 2 - 1 7 01 . Service: crushing old/unused medications. Western Drug Pharmacy open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 265-9604. Service: collect old/unused client medications for disposal. Bob’s Greenhouse open 9 a. m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 265-2406. Will accept: garden pots and containers including plastic.