South Charleston holds recycling event

September 20, 2012 by  

Old electronics collecting dust in drawers or in closets is a problem of the modern age. People living in South Charleston will have the opportunity to responsibly dispose of their old and unused electronics on tomorrow, September 21.

Electronic devices collected will be sent to be recycled, keeping toxic materials out of landfills.People can drop off computers and laptops, keyboards and mice, and flat-screen monitors. They can also recycle video game consoles and games, cables, MP3 players, and batteries. Cell phones and various other consumer electronics will also be accepted.

However, people should not bring old cathode ray tube television sets or tube monitors. Large household appliances, such as refrigerators, will also not be accepted, nor will fluorescent light bulbs.

If a visitorplans to bring a computer or laptop to recycle, she might want to format or wipe the hard drive beforehand. Hard drive destruction will also be offered at the event. Formatting or destroying a hard drive removes any confidential information from it and protects people’s identities. Any personal data should also be removed from cell phones and other gadgets before they are handed in.

Flyer printing in South Charleston could help the organizers of the e-waste event clearly explain what to bring and what not to bring, as well as increasing awareness of the importance of recycling. The event will take place at the South Charleston Community Center from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and is sponsored by the South Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Associated Systems Professionals.