Friday, May 5, 2017

RECYCLE YOUR OUT OF DATE ELECTRONICS FOR FREE

The Darke County Solid Waste Management District and 1 Shot Services, Bradford, Ohio, are joining forces to sponsor a “FREE” Electronics Recycling Day on May 25, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the swine barn at the Darke County Fairgrounds. Vehicles will enter the Gate 2(near Wayne Healthcare), will go through the swine barn to be unloaded and will go out the back gate of the fairgrounds to prevent congestion. During this event, the district will accept non-perishable food items to be taken to Grace Resurrection food pantry.

Anyone interested in participating in this program must be preregistered by May 12, 2017. In addition to the Darke County Solid Waste Management District Office at 684 Wagner Ave; Suite C in Greenville, telephone 937-547-0827, preregistration forms can also be printed from the district’s website at www.co.darke.oh.us/solidwaste . Preregistration prevents long lines and longer waits because each person participating is assigned a specific time to bring in electronics. In other counties where preregistration did not occur, participants waited as long as two hours to recycle their electronics.

The program, which is “free” to all Darke County businesses, industries, schools, nonprofit organizations and residents, will involve the participation and support of nine Darke County agencies to make it work. These Darke County agencies are the adult probation office’s community service and litter collection department, the board of county commissioners, buildings and grounds department, common pleas court, municipal court, general health district’s environmental division, and the agricultural society. Best of all, neither your tax dollars nor the county’s general fund are being used to fund this program!! The Solid Waste District uses fees collected from area disposal companies to fund this program.

Electronics equipment can be very expensive to throw away or even recycle. Local businesses can pay high dollars to have electronics hauled to a disposal site. Computers, especially, which go out of date as fast as they come on the market, can be extremely costly. Darke County residents can pay as much as $20 per monitor to have their computer or television monitors recycled. There is a limit of 5 televisions per address/resident. Because of the expense, many organizations have large storage areas full of equipment that they will never use again. Many homeowners also have used electronics building up in their attics, basements, and garages.

All equipment that is brought in for recycling will be picked up and taken to Bradford. The electronics will be disassembled for recycling. Note: All computer hard drives will be drilled at the fairgrounds. The company will not accept large and heavy items such as washers, dryers, stoves, dehumidifiers, refrigerators and air conditioners, which contain freon. Other than these items, 1 Shot will accept any electronics, computer equipment, and peripheral. Some of these items may include computers (CPUs, CRTs, PCs), keyboards, monitors, printers, typewriters, adding machines, calculators, table-top copiers, portable televisions (no consoles), small kitchen appliances such as microwaves and toaster ovens, radios, telephonic equipment, manufacturing equipment, cables, cords, and other electronic wiring.

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