Officials say South Georgians are recycling more of their electronics properly than ever, and that's good for the environment.
Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful officials say South Georgians have dropped off nearly 37,000 pounds of electronics so far this year to be recycled.
Saturday's 10th annual Go Green event at the Albany Civic Center event will be a good chance for South Georgians to clean out their old devices. In ten years, more than 400 tons of electronics have been kept out of the landfill.
"Not only are not putting it in a landfill, but we're able to shred the metal. Shred the plastic, melt it down, and make new materials out of it," said Judy Bowles, K.A.D.B. Executive Director.
You can also drop off unneeded or out of date medication at the Free Electronic Recycling Day Saturday from 9AM to 1PM in the Civic Center rear parking lot.
You can dispose of your unwanted medications and electronics free.
Accepted items include:
* A $10.00 handling fee will be charged for each television set / TV sets 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.
NEVER FLUSH MEDICATIONS
Dump old medicine, free, anonymous, no questions asked. Medications thrown in the trash can leach into the environment, flushed drugs can kill bacteria that break down waste in our waste water treatment plant, can damage septic systems, and can contaminate nearby waterways and harm aquatic wildlife.
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