Mark your calendars for e-cycling day

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Electronic recycling day this year falls on May. 1. | Courtesy photo

Electronic recycling day this year falls on May. 1. | Courtesy photo

Do you have any unwanted, unused, or obsolete electronics?

A good way to clear up some space and to help save the earth is to take the electronic devices to the Andalusia Electronics Recycling event next Fri., May 1.

The fourth-annual e-recycling day is sponsored by the City of Andalusia, AHS Key Club, Alabama Clean Water Partnership and C E & E Solutions.

Janet Wofford, facilitator with the Alabama Clean Water Partnership and event organizer, said the purpose of the event is to collect obsolete electronics, unwanted electronics or things that are no longer working. Additionally, it’s a day that highlights litter awareness.

“We want to dispose of them responsibly,” Wofford said of the electronics. “This will keep people from throwing things out in creeks and it will also save space at the land fill. Most of them are big and bulky.”

This year’s event will be held from 8 a.m. until noon at the City of Andalusia’s Recycling Center on Progress Drive, off of Sutton Road

Items that can be recycled include computers/laptops, televisions, copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners, stereo equipment, keyboards, mice, peripherals, VCRs/DVDs, telephone systems, cell phones, cameras, wireless devices, microwaves, communication cables, medical electronics, servers, typewriters, CD and tape players, electronic games, UPS’s, word processors, modems, pagers and PDAs, radios, camcorders, answering machines, VHS tapes and CDs, to name a few.

The three previous events collected a total of some 30,000 pounds of unwanted and obsolete electronics.

Wofford said C E & E Solutions out of Prattville, who will collect the electronics locally, will break them down for reusing and recycling of materials such as plastics, glass, gold, silver, copper and other materials.

C E & E Solutions is Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) approved, Wofford said.

Wofford said the Andalusia High School Key Club will be on hand to help unload, stack and sort the electronics.

Wofford said the electronics recycling day originated after she learned of how many of her watersheds have held the event.

“I‘m just a firm believer in recycling,” she said. “Andalusia is very fortunate to have recycling and curb side pick. The city has always been proactive in doing project. It’s a joint effort.”

For more information, contact Wofford at 334-488-4511 or