Hickory – Do you have any eyeglasses, hearing aids, or cell phones at your home or business that you no longer use? But don’t know want to throw them in our landfills. Why not donate, deposit, and recycle them in one of Lions Recycle For Sight boxes strategically placed at various locations throughout Catawba County, Lincoln County and surrounding counties.

What types of recyclable eye wear, does the Lions Clubs accept?

New, used, prescription children and adult eyeglasses, as well as prescription and non-prescription sunglasses. Due to state and federal public health laws, all recyclable eyeglasses are collected, cleaned, sorted by prescription strength, and packaged for overseas distribution. Remember there is a great demand for prescription and non- prescription sunglasses in countries located close to the Equator. As a result of concerns about possible eye infections, contact lens cannot be recycled.

What types of cellphones are accepted and recycled by the Lions Club?

Androids, i-phones, Smart Phones, and all major brands are accepted for recycling. Unfortunately, bag phones are not recyclable. Remember to remove your mini-, micro- and nano- Sims cards.

What types of hearing aids are recyclable by Lions Club?

The six different types of hearing aids including behind the ear, open fit, receiver in the canal, in the ear, in the canal, and completely in the canal are recyclable. All types of hearing aid batteries are also recyclable.

A list of those businesses, audiologist and hearing aid specialist, financial planners, funeral homes, pharmacies, health care providers, optometrist, ophthalmologist, and eye care professionals, restaurants in Catawba County, Lincoln County, and surrounding cities/counties participating in Lions Recycling Program are listed below:

Assisted Living Centers: Brookdale Assisted Living (Hickory Northeast) 2530 16th Street, NE, Hickory, NC 28601

Audiologist & Hearing Aid Specialist: 1) Bowles Hearing Care, 930 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 105, Hickory, NC; 2)Hearing Life, 1071 13th St, SE, Hickory, NC

Camp Dogwood & NC Lions Foundation, Inc. 7062 Camp Dogwood Road, Sherrills Ford, NC

Catawba County Library:  Sherrills Ford Branch Library, 2217 Lymore Dr., Sherrills Ford, NC

Churches & Schools: 1) Southwest Primary School, 1580 32nd St. SW Hickory; 2)W.H. Johnson SDA School, Hickory Seventh Day Adventist Church, 172 23rd St NW, Hickory, NC

Chiropractic Offices: ProWellness Family Chiropractic, 644 Clark Drive, Lincolnton, NC

Drug Stores: 1)The Drug Store, 626 Center Drive, Lincolnton, NC; 2)The Drug Store, 9576 NC Highway 10, Vale, NC; 3)Keever Pharmacy, 1814 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC; 4)Long View Drug, 2637st SW, Hickory, NC

Dentist Offices: 1)Catawba Valley Dental (Dr. Raymond Pate), 2315 Catawba Valley Boulevard, SE, Suite #5, Hickory;2) Claremont Dental Arts, 3034 North Oxford Street, Claremont, NC

Family Guidance Center: 17 US 70 SE, Hickory

Financial Planners: Tim Bryson, Edward Jones, 3332 East Main Street, Claremont, NC

Funeral Homes: 1) Burke Funeral Home, 1101 East Maiden Road, Maiden, NC; 2)Carpenter- Porter Funeral & Cremations, 1100 East Main Street, Cherryville, NC; 3)E.F. Drum Funeral Home, 210 North Academy Street, Lincolnton, NC; 4)Good Samaritan Funeral Home, 3362 North Highway 16, Denver, NC; 5)Jenkins Funeral Home, 4081 Startown Road, Newton; 6)Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home, 405 North Dixie Street Cherryville, NC; and 7) Warlick Funeral Home, 125 Dave Warlick Drive, Lincolnton, NC

Municipal Government: Town of Long View Government Center 2404 1st Avenue, SW, Hickory, NC

Optometrist, Ophthalmologist, & Vision Centers: 1) Advance Family Eye Care, 7547 Waterloop Road, Suite A, Denver, NC; 2)Carolina Eye Care, 623 North Highway 16, Denver, NC; 3)Carolina Eye Care, 231 North General’s Boulevard, Lincolnton, NC; Cherryville Eye Center ( Dr. Van Dellinger), 201 West Church Street, Cherryville, 4) Elite Family Eye Care (Dr. Yupheng Ly & Dr. Doua Lov), 2339 US Highway 70 SE (near Bob Evans Restaurant) Hickory, NC; 5) Graystone Eye, 2424 Century Place, SE, Hickory, NC; 6)Graystone Eye, 2311 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC; 7) Graystone Eye, 2424 Century Place, Hickory, NC; Lincoln Eye Center, 110 Doctors Park, Lincolnton, NC;8) Looking Glass Vision Center, 2511 Springs Road, Hickory, NC;9) Looking Glass Vision Center, 1526 US Highway 70, Hickory, NC; 10)Maiden Eye Clinic, 503 Island Road, Maiden, NC; 11)Mountain View Eye Center, 3038 South Highway 127, Hickory, NC; 12) Sam’s Club ( Optical Center) 3540 East Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC: 13) Treasurer’s Vision, Northgate Plaza, 2439 North Center Street, Hickory, NC;14) Wal-Mart Vision Center, 201 Zelkova Court, NE, Conover, NC; 15) Wal-Mart Vision Center, 306 North General’s Boulevard, Lincolnton, NC;16) Wal-Mart Vision Center, 2525 Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC

Podiatrist: 1) Foot and Ankle, 268 Gillman Road, Denver, NC; and 2)Unifour Podiatry (Dr. Jon Grogan) 912 2nd St. NE, Suite 2, Hickory, NC

Recreation Center: Walkin’ Roll Activities Center, 202 S. Center Street, Hildebran, NC

Restaurants: Four Peas In A Pod, Villa Park Shopping Center, 426 Conover Blvd., Conover, NC

US Post Offices: 1) Sherrills Ford Post Office, 8220 Sherrills Ford Road, Sherrills Ford,NC  and 2) Terrell Post Office- 7985 NC Highway 150 East, Terrell, NC

Currently, Catawba and Lincoln County Lions Club are looking dedicated community mind men and ladies (21-years-old and older) to volunteer at their service projects/fund raisers and explore the possibility of membership. Lions Club events don’t just “ happen”, they take some planning, a little hard work, and plenty of volunteers.  Would you like to contact and  learn volunteer opportunities with  your local Lions Club, then  google  Lions Club International  at https://www.lionsclubs.org ( and to locate a local Lions, check out their  websites http://www.lionsclubs.org (click find a club) or https://www.nclf.org.