Thursday, January 15, 2009

E-Waste an E-Hit For Roanoke Area Residents

“It’s been crazy,” yelled one worker from a distance who was struggling to keep the double line of cars moving this past Saturday and Sunday. This two-day recycling event was offered free to the public to help the region with the proper disposal and recycling of electronic waste. Vehicles with trunks full of computers, stereos, and TV’s were lined up to the Civic Center entrance at one point. You could even spot some of the old TV consoles sitting out by the trailers. Forklifts were trying to keep the pile from stacking up as they hurriedly moved the old electronic equipment into parked tractor-trailers. By far old computer equipment outnumbered all other electronic waste

Cox Communications, Roanoke City, Synergy recycling, Hollins University, Fastsigns, and “Got Junk” teamed up to sponsor the event.

At other times residents can take their e-waste to Goodwill Industries. They accept at no charge computer systems, working or non-working; accessories and peripherals that attach to the computer, cell phones, PDAs, working TVs, packaged software, and electronic games. Special handling fees apply to computer monitors, when not donated as a complete system and non-working TVs.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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