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KADB sponsors electronic recycling day in two weeks

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  If you have old electronics lying around your house, you'll soon have an opportunity to get rid of them and help the environment.

Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful is sponsoring another electronic recycling day in two weeks.

You'll be able to drop off old computers, monitors, television sets and other electronics that don't need to be dumped in the landfill.

Electronics account for only about five percent of landfill volume, they contribute up to 70 percent of the toxins found in the landfills.

In the last six years, a half million pounds of electronics have been recycled during these events in Albany.

"We want to direct them away from the landfill. It saves our landfill space. But it is also so much cheaper to make plastic. Melt it down, make plastic back into plastic. Make metal back into metal. It just saves our natural resources," said Judy Bowles of Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful.

Any electronic devices will be accepted. But there will be a ten dollar disposal fee for old TV sets.

You can drop off the items from 9 until 1 Saturday, September 18th in the back parking lot of the civic center.

 Items that will be accepted include:

Computer Monitors
Computer Mouse
Microwave Ovens
Computer CPU's
CB Radios
Video Machines                
CD Players
Disk Drives
Portable Radios
Floppy Drives
Cell Phones
Cameras (including digital)
Record Players
Circuit Boards
Electrical Panels
UPS/Battery Back-up
Fax Machines
Test & Networking Equipment 
Cables Projectors

* A $10.00 handling fee will be charged for each television set.  TV set encased in a wood cabinet CAN NOT be accepted.

Items NOT accepted include:  vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, gas powered equipment, and all NON-electronic equipment.

Business, industry, schools, hospitals, and government can call 430-5257 to schedule a pick-up of large quantities of electronics.

For additional information, call Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful at 430-5257.

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