Electronics Recycling at Decatur Sat. Mar 29

Including batteries, Styrofoam and mercury …. Saturday, March 29 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Decatur High School Parking Lot (Corner of N. McDonough Street and Howard Avenue) Don’t throw away those old electrical items such as: cell phones, cameras, personal computers, or even electric weedeaters! Save them and recycle them on Saturday, March 29 at Decatur’s Spring 2008 Electronics recycling event. Batteries, Styrofoam and mercury will also be accepted. We regret that we will NOT be able to accept televisions and microwave ovens. This semi-annual event has been hugely successful at diverting electronic equipment from landfills where they may contaminate soil and water. Electronics dropped off during the event will be sorted to be re-used or disassembled into their raw materials. It is recommended that computers be erased of all personal information prior to disposal at the event. The Decatur Waste Management Advisory Board investigates the recyclers involved to be sure the items are responsibly disassembled and not landfilled. “Our main vendor disassembles all its materials in large plants in this country, and has a zero waste policy,” notes Gary Garrett, chair of the Waste Management Board. "We are vigilant to prevent the materials being dumped or being disassembled by children, as has been reported in the some news stories.” In addition to electronics, any metro area resident can also drop off batteries of any type, Styrofoam peanuts, clean Styrofoam blocks free of foreign objects, and mercury thermometers and thermostats. Last fall's event resulted in 66 tons of electronics diverted from the landfill. The event is co-sponsored by the City of Decatur, the Waste Management Advisory Board, ARC International Corp., Cartridge World, DreamSan ,and Decatur High School. All of the following can be recycled at the March 29 event. Early drop offs are not possible. For additional information, contact Chris Carroll at 404-388-0023 or to volunteer, please email Scott Thompson at scott.thompson@mindspring.com. Electronic Equipment for Recycling: Desktop computers , Telephones, Mini-towers, Telephony equipment, Laptop computers, Adding machines, Monitors, Calculators, Servers, Typewriters, Workstations, Label makers, Keyboards, Copiers, Mice, Fax machines, Joystick game controllers, Answering machines, Printers, Printer cartridges, Digital cameras , Zip drives, Batteries, Speakers, PDAs, Pagers, VCRs, Hubs, DVD players, Routers, Cable converter boxes, Scanners, Remote controls, Digital projectors, Stereo equipment UPS units, Radios, Main frames, Portable CD players, Component parts, Portable game players, Cables, GPS receivers, 3-in-1 devices, printer/copier/fax machines. Other Items: Mercury thermometers and thermostats, clean Styrofoam free of foreign objects (peanuts, packing blocks, plates, cups, trays), any kind of battery.