Free Electronics Recycling – May 9th 2015

Free Electronics Recycling to be offered in Marshall May 9, 2015

Old Computer

The city of Marshall is hosting a free electronic waste (E-Waste) recycling round-up on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Old Berry Shed on 200 West Fair Street, off Highway 65. Participants may drop off items such as computers, fax machines, printers, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, phones, electronic cables and more.

Businesses, schools, non-profit groups, and residents are invited to participate.

Why recycle electronics? Banned at most landfills, E-Waste is the fastest growing part of the solid waste stream. Presently only about 18% of electronics are being recycled in the United States and contain heavy metals, flame retardants, and other compounds known to cause health problems. The vast majority of dangerous toxins found in landfills – mercury, cadmium, flame retardants and lead – come from electronics. During the recycling (e-cycling) process, hazardous waste is safely and responsibly removed from electronic items, metals and plastics are reprocessed, and data is wiped from the items in compliance with the U.S. Department of Defense’s standards.

This electronic waste round-up is sponsored by Searcy County Recycling, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Ozark Mountain Solid Waste, Searcy County, and the City of Marshall.

As a thank-you for recycling, randomly selected participants that drop off E-Waste will win a pair tickets to the Kenda Drive-In movie theater in Marshall.

If you are unable to drop off your unwanted electronic items at the Round-Up on May 9, Searcy County Recycling, located at 2137 Highway 27 South, accepts E-Waste, as well as glass, cardboard, textiles, paper products, and aluminum cans, which can be dropped off any time, free of charge.

For more information, contact Debbie McDaniel at Searcy County Recycling, 870-448-3001, 870-448-6583, searcycorecycling@yahoo.com

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