Electronics recycling, shredding offered

Getting organized after tax season? Need to get rid of old electronics and papers?

Keep Newnan Beautiful can help.

The city program is planning to hold an Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding Event April 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Newnan City Hall parking lot at 25 LaGrange Street.

“Bring us your old, unused, and/or broken electronics,” urged Keep Newnan Beautiful Director Carol Duffey.

It is estimated that there are at least 4.4 million personal computers and eight million televisions in three million households in Georgia, she said. “This e-waste will eventually become 334,800 tons of e-waste that will end up in our landfills. Our goal 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,” she said.

The following is a list of accepted items: personal computers (PCs), monitors, LCD screen/ flat screen monitors, old video cassette recorders, radios, stereos, DVD players, microwaves, power supplies, rechargeable batteries, vacuums, banking equipment, telephones, pagers, networking equipment, laptop computers, keyboards, mice, power cables, medical equipment (non-hazardous), printers, copy machines, fax machines, cell phones, transformers, scanners, portable electronic devices, servers, HUBS, ink cartridges, toner cartridges, remotes, modems, projectors and cameras.

There is a $10 cash processing charge for each television and a $5 cash processing charge for each CRT monitor, she said.

The following items are not accepted: refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers, mercury containing devices (thermometers, fire alarms), hazardous chemicals/ materials, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and bio-waste.

In addition to electronics recycling Keep Newnan Beautiful will offer residents the opportunity to safely discard bank statements, medical history papers, and other documents containing confidential information. “Plan to take advantage of this free document shredding event! Please know this event is open to Coweta county residents only and there is a three bag limit,” Duffey said.

The Shred Doctor, the city’s partner on this event, will offer residents the opportunity to safely discard confidential documents using a mobile, on-site shredding truck. Residents can watch their documents being shredded and have comfort knowing that the shredded materials will be recycled without risk of their confidential information falling into the wrong hands, Duffey said.

For more information about this and other upcoming events contact Carol Duffey at 770-253-8283, email cduffey@cityofnewnan.org or visit the program website at www.keepnewnanbeautiful.org .



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