Valdosta Daily Times

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March 12, 2014

City hosts spring E-recycling event

VALDOSTA — The City of Valdosta Public Works Department, in partnership with Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful (KLVB) and Atlanta Recycling Solutions, will host a Spring Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Mathis Auditorium parking lot, at 2300 North Ashley Street.

This event is one of two annual electronic recycling events and other year-round efforts that support the city’s recycling program by providing citizens with a viable solution to properly dispose of their electronics. In 2013, nearly 30,000 pounds of electronics were collected at the spring and fall events. Since the inception of the e-recycling events in 2006, the city has saved over 241 tons of electronic waste — 482,073 pounds! — from being disposed of into the landfill.

Citizens may drop off a number of electronic items at the event, such as cell phones, computer monitors, laptops, disk and floppy drives, test equipment, modems, circuit boards, typewriters, cables, eight-tracks, computer accessories, video machines, stereos, video cassette recorders (VCRs), CB radios, scanners, speakers, camcorders and cameras. Televisions will be accepted at the event; however, there is a $20 charge per television to cover the costs of dissembling the televisions for the recyclable parts.  

A number of volunteers will be available at Saturday’s event to help remove items from citizens’ vehicles.

The “drive-through” feature makes disposing of these items very convenient to participants—providing no reason for citizens to get out their vehicles.

A number of items will not be accepted at the April 12 event—such as vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washers, dryers, gas-powered equipment, non-electronic equipment, and other non-recyclable items.  Citizens may call the Public Works Department at (229) 671-3640 for more information, or click here for event flyer.

To stay informed of this event and other events taking place in the local government, sign up for E-News atwww.valdostacity.com/publicinformation.

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