Easy Green Weekend Project: E-Cycling.

December 12th, 2008

If you live in my neck of the woods (Bethesda, Maryland), this weekend’s project is really easy. If you don’t live nearby, maybe you can pick up the phone or email a local government representative to ask when your municipality will be sponsoring an e-cycling day. And check out the list of more than 25 items that can be e-cycled! I had no idea – and I’m someone who’s really “into” recycling! Can you name all 25 e-cyclable items listed below?

On Sunday, bring your old electronics to be e-cycled between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. at Walt Whitman High School. (There is a limit of 3 TVs per car).

You can win a new Samsung 26” Energy Star TV and everyone will leave with a bottle of Honest Tea!

Here’s the full scoop:

Electronics Recycling Day in the parking lot of Walt Whitman High School. The county will have trucks and staff to remove electronics from residents’ cars as they drive through the parking lot.
Accepted items include:
* small electronic appliances
* calculators
* camcorders
* CDs and floppy disks
* CD players
* cell phones
* computers and computer-related products
* consumer electronics
* copiers
* cords and cables (including chargers)
* digital cameras
* electronic typewriters
* fax machines
* microwave ovens
* personal digital assistant equipment
* printers
* projection equipment
* scanners
* telephones
* small electronic toys
* televisions
* VCRs

All collected items are recycled.

Sorry, we do not accept videotapes in our electronics recycling program.
How many items may I bring?

You may bring up to 3 televisions.

If you have significant quantities of other electronic items, contact the Division of Solid Waste Services online or call them at 240-777-6560 to see whether they can accept your items, or whether they must refer you to a private electronics recycler.

2 Responses to “Easy Green Weekend Project: E-Cycling.”

  1. Alberta Computer Recycling on December 23, 2008 6:57 am

    Keeping electronic items out of landfills is always a great idea. What a brilliant way to get the community involved.

  2. Neil Maycock on January 13, 2009 12:38 pm

    Hi Guys well done the recycling drive. I was wondering if anybody knew about the electronic recycling association’s kick for volunteers to help out.

    Volunteers wanted . Fixing computers for charities. The Era is looking for
    volunteers to help fix computers and electronic for donation to charity. ERA
    collects computers, laptops, monitors, lcds, servers and electronics for
    donation and recycling. Volunteers can earn a free computer for spending
    time at ERA and helping out. Volunteers can earn a free laptop for spending
    time at ERA and helping.

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