That old printer gathering dust in your home office isn’t exactly biodegradable, but it’s not like you could ever haul it to the landfill anyway. Same story for that outdated computer and archaic television in the guest bedroom closet.
But Keep Golden Isles Beautiful has a simple solution for getting rid of electronics and other unwanted items that have worn down their home or office.
The non-profit group’s annual Electronics Recycling and More event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 23 in the parking lot of Glynn Place shopping center, on the corner where the old Ruby Tuesday was located.
From old fax machines and VCRs to radios and computer keyboards, KGIB volunteers will be on hand to get it out of your hands and direct it to responsible recycling. They also accept scrap metal and clean, usable clothing and other textiles. Also, people can drop off expired prescription drugs for responsible disposal by local law enforcement.
Participants are asked to stay in their vehicle. Volunteers will be present to recover all the objects. A donation of $5 per vehicle would be appreciated.
There is a $20 fee to dispose of televisions; consoles and projection televisions are not accepted. There is a $10 charge for those old bulky CRT computer monitors. Batteries and bulbs are not accepted.
This year’s event is sponsored by Overhead Door Company in Brunswick.
“With technology advancing rapidly, many technology and electronic items quickly become obsolete,” said Lea King-Badyna, executive director of KGIB. “Keeping these items out of landfills through recycling frees up space for items that are truly waste. In addition, it ensures that electronic components are recycled responsibly.
Electronic devices will be sent to Sensible Recycling in Jacksonville. Glynn Iron and Metal takes care of the scrap metal. The local Salvation Army thrift store is the recipient of the donated textiles.
“We receive an official certificate of destruction from the company that dismantles and recycles electronic components,” she said.
For more information, call 912-279-1490 or visit: [email protected]