Newnan Notes: Electronic recycling event set for Oct. 20

By GINA SNIDER
City of Newnan Public Information Officer
Keep Newnan Beautiful is coordinating an Electronics Recycling event on Oct. 20 as part of the Greener Greater Newnan Festival and America Recycles Day.
The event will be held at Ashley Park from 10 a.m. – 2 pm. The collection will be located in the area/parking lot behind Honey Baked Ham.
Accepted items Include: personal computers, monitors, LCD screen/ flat screen monitors, VCR’s, radios, stereos, DVD players, microwaves, power supplies, vacuums, banking equipment, telephones, pagers, networking equipment, laptops, 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, cameras.
There is a $10 processing charge for televisions and $5 processing charge for CRTs.
The following items are not accepted: refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers, mercury containing devices, hazardous chemicals/ materials, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, bio-waste, liquids of any kind.
Keep Newnan Beautiful relayed to IMS some of the concerns people had about electronic recycling. They responded to these concerns with the following:

• Where do my electronics really go? The electronics received from the event are taken to the processing center of IMS in Decatur, Ga. The items are sorted for reuse if at all possible and given to non-profits or charitable groups. Each component received is broken down to the basic materials such as plastics, metals, glass, circuit boards and wire. These components are then forwarded to various companies for the re-manufacturing of new items. IMS does not ship any whole electronics overseas and all processing is done in-house in one of their multiple processing centers in the USA.

• Why the $10 processing fee for TVs and $5 fee for CRTs? The processing fee for TVs and CRTs assist in covering the cost for IMS to dismantle them, separating into the various plastics, metals and glass tube (lead shielded). There is a special process to separate the lead from the glass which will allow both the glass and lead to be reused in other manufacturing processes. This is a very expensive process and only a few areas in North America can perform this task. IMS pays for this process to ensure the harmful elements, such as lead, are kept from polluting our environment and landfills.

So gather up your old/ broken electronics and bring them to Ashley Park on Saturday, Oct. 20! You can reduce the excess in your home and feel good knowing they will be reused and recycled! For more information about this and other upcoming events please visit the KNB website at www.keepnewnanbeautiful.org or email cduffey@cityofnewnan.org or call Carol Duffey at 770-253-8283.

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There were two new occupational tax certificates issued by the city. The business names are Homestar Financial Corporation and Redbox Automated Retail, LLC. For more information on these businesses, please contact the Finance department at 770-253-2682.

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Events at the Carnegie include:

• Wednesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. History with Elizabeth – “Names and Places.” Join local historian Elizabeth Beers for an informative presentation.

• Wednesday, Oct. 10 2:30 p.m. Gentle Tai Chi – exercise for good health, flexibility, and stress relief with instructor Yvette Monet. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

• Thursday, Oct. 11 2:30 p.m. Throwing Pots – Allen Gee will bring his potter’s wheel and demonstrate his style and method of Southern folk art ceramics.

• Thursday, Oct. 11 5:30 p.m. Native Americans in Georgia – A speaker from UGA’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library will discuss the evolution of the relationship between the Colonists and Native Americans. Sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation and the Edgar Hollis Testamentary Trust. Limited seating.

• Friday, Oct. 12 1 p.m. Gentle Chiropractic Exercise – Chiropractor Dr. Jason Bailey and Kassi Wagner of Advanced Chiropractic of Newnan will share eight simple exercises to keep you trim and toned. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

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The city reminds citizens of “Safe Step,” Pedestrian Safety Awareness campaign.

Here is a myth and fact for drivers.

Myth: Speed limits are just suggestions.

Fact: Speeding is the primary cause in 32 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes (NHTSA). Going the speed limit vs. just five miles an hour over the speed limit means the difference of being able to stop for a young child that darts out in the street vs. hitting and killing the child.

For more news and events in the City of Newnan, log onto www.ci.newnan.ga.us .


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