VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The city of Valdosta was preparing Friday to continue its effort to help keep electronics out of the landfill.
Aaron Strickland, director of Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful, said keeping electronics out of the landfill helps prevent the harmful chemicals that they contain from leaking into the environment.
Strickland said the program, as of Friday, has been able to collect over 261 tons of electronics since they began the initiative back in July of 2000. "If you can imagine the amount of space that would take up in a landfill, it's very substantial," Strickland emphasized. "That's why events like this are so important. We're keeping the space in the landfill for items that aren't recyclable."
KLVB was scheduled to collect old and unwanted electronics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mathis City Auditorium in Valdosta. For a list of acceptable items, click here.