What do you do with your electronics when they lie sputtered and spent? What can you do with them? And all that paper the city won’t recycle?
It’s the NEW year! Get rid of some stuff without throwing it in the trash can.
The environmental group ‘EarthKeepers’ sponsored an e-scrap recycling event last year in downtown St. Marys, GA. Guess how much they collected?
10 tons of electronic waste! (In a 6 hour period at last year’s event!) The best part? 100% of it was recycled! It’s happening again this Saturday January 14th in the parking lot of the local newspaper, The Tribune and Georgian on 206 Osborne St., downtown St. Marys from 10-4!
What’s accepted: Computers, monitors, cables, cell phones, keyboards, printers, DVDs, floppy discs, VCR tapes, battery-operated equipment, batteries, non-ferrous metals and plastic.
The cost: Television disposal costs a fee, everything else is free. ($10 for a small television and $20 for anything over 30″.)
All electronic materials will be completely cleansed of all data and a certificate of destruction will be available from Recycling E-Scrap in Jacksonville, FL. Paper shredding will also be available from Sentry Data Management.
Europe banned e-waste from landfills over a decade ago.
Please, comb your home and bring us your broken, no-longer-in-use electronics to the e-recycling drive. And if you aren’t local, search out the e-recyling drive in your town!
HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY!
Other e-scrap articles:
- Choctaw Nation Recycles Everything from Newspapers to Electronics (indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)
- Can neon colored paper be recycled at all, anywhere? (greenanswers.com)
- Recycling Your Cell Phone (mycricket.com)
- Metech Recycling Approved By Maine as 2012 E-Waste Consolidator – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
- Recycling on Steroids (doyourpart.com)
- Clean Out Those Old Electronic Items and Paper Files (kannapolis.wordpress.com)