Keep Decatur County Beautiful will host an electronic recycling event on Saturday, June 6 at the old Decatur County Landfill located at 2773 Fowlstown Road from 9 am to 1 pm.
The Wall Street Journal recently called electronic waste "the world's fastest growing and potentially most dangerous waste problem". Computer monitors contain an average of four pounds of lead plus small amounts of other forms of toxins including mercury and cadmium-facts courtesy of US EPA). This is why we need to make this event truly a success!
Recycling electronics allows precious metals, glass, steel and plastics to be used again. Disposing of electronics is hazardous to the environment as toxic materials such as lead and mercury enter landfills arund our communities, possibly contamination ground water.
For any questions about the event, you can contact Suzanne Brandt, KDCB, at 229-246-3611.
Items Accepted At No Charge
Stereos Test & Network Equipment Copiers
Computer CPU’s Video Machines Laptops
VCR’s Printers Camcorders
Disk Drives Keyboards Cameras
Scanners Record Players CB Radios
Circuit Boards Electrical Panels Speakers
Fax Machines CD Players Typewriters
Cables UPS/Battery Back-up Pagers
Portable Radios Projectors Cell Phones
Computer “mice” Telephones Modems
Microwaves Ink/Toner Cartridges Batteries
Vacuums Remote Controllers Modems
Non-hazardous Medical Equipment
Items Not Accepted
Console Light Bulbs/ Fluorescent Tubes
Household Trash Blenders
Tires Battery Powered Tools
Vacuum Cleaners De-Humidifiers
Gas Powered Tools Car Batteries
**White goods (washers/dryers, refrigerators, washers, freezers, dryers, oven, dishwashers, etc) will be accepted by Decatur County since this event is being held at this transfer station location **
To help us make your drive through quick so you can enjoy your weekend, please remove all cabling from your devices and place them in a bag.
Keep Decatur County Beautiful