NASHVILLE – Twin Counties residents will have the opportunity to get rid of old electronic devices and unwanted paper in a recyling event this weekend.
Sponsored by the Keep America Beautiful of Nash and Edgecombe Counties, Nash County Solid Waste Management, the town of Nashville and Shred-It of NC, the Community Paper Shredding, E-Waste and Fluorescent Lighting Recycling Event is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Walmart parking lot in Nashville.
Cornelia McGee-Anthony, coordinator for Keep America Beautiful, said these types of recycling events are essential for the environment.
“The Community Paper Shredding EWaste and Fluorescent Lighting Recycling Event is one of many recycling initiatives we use to reduce landfill usage, to ultimately protect the environment and to reduce energy which would otherwise be necessary when we produce new items,” she said.
McGee-Anthony said she is excited about the various products that will be recycled during the event, including old electronics, fluorescent tubes and bulbs and paper documents. Only unbroken fluorescent tubes and bulbs may be recycled.
“So often, we trash our paper documents without shredding them,” McGree-Anthony said. ”These documents could get into the wrong hands and lead to identify theft. We shred these items safely and securely for you.”
Electronic equipment that may be recycled during the event are televisions, computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, speakers, power and network cables, printed circuit boards, docking stations, routers and VCR and DVD players. Other accepted items for recycling are banking equipment, office and medical equipment, copier and fax machines, electronic games, rechargeable batteries, hand-held telephones, cell phones, radios, stereos and CD players.
This event is free to the public, but businesses will be charged a fee for shredding. For more information, call 467-4960.