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Donate old electronics to Green Team collections event

Older electronics will do more good recycled than stored away or dumped in a landfill. Older electronics will do more good recycled than stored away or dumped in a landfill.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Do you recycle… perhaps some water bottles or plastic bags?

What about your old electronics?

The City of Huntsville wants your old televisions and computer monitors. The City and Solid Waste Disposal Authority are encouraging you to get rid of those old devices. You can drop them off at a collection event later this month.

Old electronics can contain five to eight pounds of heavy metal, including lead, cadmium and mercury. Those metals are environmental hazards if not disposed of properly.

"Our hope is that people will bring these devices so we can have them recycled and reprocessed so they don't go into the landfill. We would like to keep the heavy metals out of the waste stream," said Doc Holladay, Executive Director of the Solid Waste Disposal Authority.

The electronics recycling and mercury collection event is set for Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville.

Acceptable items for donation include:

  • TVs
  • Computers
  • Phones (traditional and cellular)
  • Fax/copy/printers
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Stereo equipment
  • Video games
  • PDAs
  • Mercury products including thermometers, thermostats, batteries and switches

Fluorescent light bulbs will not be accepted. They can, however, be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection events held on the first Saturday of each month.

For more information, please call 256-532-5326 (53-CLEAN).

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