Press repeat – Electronics recycling event

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 14, 2014

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Disposing of electronics is a tricky business.

Many devices, like old computers and television sets, contain materials that don’t belong in local landfills, according to the National Center for Electronics Recycling.

There are local providers of this service and there are also community wide events. Keep DeKalb Beautiful is hosting an electronics recycling event on Saturday, March 15. It’s from 10 am to 2 pm and will be held at the┬áDeKalb Sanitation North Lot, 2315 Chamblee-Tucker Road in Chamblee.

“The event will offer DeKalb County residents an opportunity to recycle their old electronic items properly and reduce the environmental liability of hazardous material entering DeKalb County’s Seminole Landfill,” the event announcement says. “DeKalb’s goal is to promote the recovery, reuse and recycling of obsolete electronic equipment, and to encourage the design, manufacture, and purchase of environmentally responsible electronic equipment.”

DeKalb is partnering with IMS Electronics, which has published a list of acceptable and unacceptable items to bring.

Acceptable items include:

– Desktop, tower or server cases

– Motherboards

– Computer monitors and keyboards

– Video game consoles

Unacceptable items include:

– Disposable rechargeable batteries

– Large household appliances

– Incandescent or fluorescent bulbs.

The event announcement says, “Note: there will be a charge for CRT televisions and monitors, and wooden console, projection and plasma televisions.”

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