If you are like most of us, you have accumulated a lot of electronics over the years and probably have old or outdated electronics lying around in closets or stacked in the garage collecting dust. Electronics (E-waste) often contain hazardous materials like lead and mercury. Since 2011, it is illegal to knowingly throw away e-waste such as computers, printers, cell phones, and televisions in your trash, as they are banned from landfills. So… what SHOULD you do with these hazardous devices?
West Central Solid Waste District is sponsoring an E-Waste Collection Day on Saturday, June 6 from 8am-noon at the Parke County 4-H fairgrounds (rain or shine). Parke, Putnam, and Montgomery County residents can drop-off electronics free of charge for recycling and safe disposal without leaving the comfort of their vehicle. Exception: $20 fee for televisions (any size). Businesses and large quantity generators are prohibited.
Find detailed information on Tox-Away Days and other District programs at www.westcentralswd.com. For questions, call the WCSWD office at 1.800.211.2750.