County residents and business can do a little electronics spring cleaning with Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful. The organization is hosting an electronic recycling drive Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m. - noon at the Government Annex building, 1400 Parker Road.
Electronics, with the exception of televisions, will be recycled for free and volunteers will be on hand to help unload items. A $10 fee will be charged for each television. Items will be accepted regardless of working condition. Console and projection televisions will not be accepted.
Computer monitors, computer CPUs, laptops, printers, cell phones, disk drives, keyboards, floppy drives, record players, typewriters, fax machines, eight-track players, microwaves, stereos, copiers, video machines, VCRs, camcorders, cameras, circuit boards, UPS/battery back-ups, projectors, computer mice, telephones, CB radios, scanners, CD ROMs, test and network equipment, electronic games and televisions will be accepted.
In 2007, KCRB collected about 35,000 pounds of electronics during the drive, and a similar amount in 2008. Atlanta Recycling Solutions will be recycling the electronics collected at this year’s drive.
Angela Robinson, public affairs specialist for KCRB, said this was a popular program. “It’s in great demand. It really is,” she said.
Recycling electronics is important, said Robinson, because it helps reduce landfill waste and keeps the items from potentially polluting water sources.
For more information call (770) 278-7052 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. - Staff reports