Get old gadgets gone

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 23, 2011

Covington County residents have a great opportunity to be extra kind to the earth next week by participating in an electronic recycling event.

Sponsored by the Conecuh-Sepulga and Blackwater Rivers Clean Water Partnership, in conjunction with the City of Andalusia and Andalusia High School Key Club, the event gives residents an opportunity to rids themselves of unwanted TVs, VCRs, computers or any other electronic items, including outdated cell phones and gaming devices. White goods, i.e. washers, dryers and refrigerators, will not be accepted.

There is a $10 fee for televisions and $5 for computer monitors.

Collected items will be sent to Ecovery LLC, a Loxley, Ala., company that provides recovery solutions for the valuable materials found in automotive and electronic waste.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Andalusia Fire Department, located on Church Street.

Rid your home of clutter and dispose of your items safely. If the timing doesn’t work well for you, team up with a neighbor or friend to get your items to the event.