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Old electronics collected for recycling

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – For more than four hours Saturday thousands of pounds of old electronics were collected for recycling.

Computers, monitors, and old record players were just some of the items people dropped off at the Civic Center parking.

Electronics account for two to five percent of landfill volume, but it contributes up to 70-percent of the toxins found in landfills.

Keep Dougherty County beautiful organized the free collection day to promote the proper disposal of unwanted electronic equipment, this includes making sure your private information is discarded.

"All of the hard drives are shredded and everything that's in the computer is recycled and stays in the United States," said Judy Bowles, Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful.

If you missed the drop-off don't worry, organizers say you can take those items to the Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful office.

Next Saturday from 10 to 2 they'll host a Prescription Drive at the Civic Center for people to drop off expired or unwanted prescriptions for disposal.

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