VALDOSTA – City and county residents can properly dispose of their outdated or unwanted electronics and reduce unnecessary clutter during the upcoming spring electronics recycling event. 

The City of Valdosta and Lowndes County public works departments will jointly host the community recycling event, 9 a.m.-noon, April 10. Items can be dropped off at Valdosta Public Works, 1017 Myrtle St., city officials said in a statement.

Items that will be accepted are cell phones, laptops, disk and floppy drives, test equipment, modems, circuit boards, typewriters, cables, computer accessories, video machines, stereos, video cassette recorders, CB radios, scanners, speakers, camcorders and cameras. Televisions and CRTs will also be accepted.

The event is one of several year-round efforts that provide residents with a viable solution to properly dispose of their electronics, city officials said. Since the inception of the e-recycling events in 2006, more than 680,400 pounds has been saved — or 340.2 tons — from going in the landfill.

Items that will not be accepted at the April 10 event include vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washers, dryers, gas-powered equipment, non-electronic equipment and other non-recyclable items. 

For a complete list of e-recyclables or for more information, call the City of Valdosta Public Works Department, (229) 259-3588, or Lowndes County Public Works, (229) 671-2700.

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