Thursday, April 24, 2008

Electronic Waste Recycling Day - Sat @ Turner Field

Atlanta City Councilmember Carla Smith will host the city's annual Electronic Waste Recycling Day on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the GOLD Lot of Turner Field.

Residents are encouraged to bring their old computers and household electronics to this Earth Day event. An astounding 75,583 of electronic items were collected in 2007 – the largest amount ever collected. "We are out to beat that record," said City Councilmember Carla Smith, whose office has hosted E-Waste Recycling Day for the past six years.

"Each year we collect more electronics than the year before, which shows there is a tremendous need for residents to properly dispose of these unwanted items." The goal of this initiative is to promote the recovery, reuse, and recycling of obsolete electronic equipment and to encourage the design, manufacture, and purchase of environmentally responsible electronic equipment. The electronics industry is one of the fastest growing and most innovative industries in the world. Every year, newer and better products are being sold to consumers. While electronics account for up to five percent of landfill volume, the products contribute up to 70 percent of the toxins found in landfills.

The following items will be accepted at the city of Atlanta's E-Waste Recycling Day:
  • Computer monitors
  • Televisions ($10 fee required)
  • Microwave ovens
  • Computer cpu's
  • Stereos
  • Telephones
  • Laptops
  • Copiers
  • CB radios
  • Printers
  • Video machines
  • CD players
  • Disk drives
  • Vcrs and dvd players
  • Portable radios
  • Floppy drives
  • Camcorders
  • Cell phones
  • Test & networking equipment
  • Cameras
  • Keyboards
  • Modems
  • Record players
  • Scanners
  • Circuit boards
  • Speakers
  • Electrical panels
  • Typewriters
  • UPS / battery back-up
  • Fax machines
  • CD roms
  • Projectors
  • Cables
  • Computer mouses
The following items will not be accepted: consoles, projection televisions, vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, de-humidifiers or humidifiers, gas-powered equipment, tires, household trash and NON-electronic equipment.

For more information, please call Councilwoman Smith's office at (404) 330-6039.

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