Coalition Hosts Electronics Recycling Drive
If you have a drawer full of old cell phones or a storage room full of old computers and electronics gathering dust, listen up.
Sandhills/Moore Coalition will host an electronics recycling event on Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, at The Coalition Resale Shops, 1117 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines.
Computers and consumer electronics contain toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and beryllium and hazardous chemicals, such as brominated flame retardants. Polluting PVC plastic is also frequently used. These can harm the environment if not disposed of properly.
The Sandhills /Moore Coalition will accept the following items, with the exception of TVs:
Consumer electronics: Vacuums, toaster ovens, toasters, blenders, crock pots, coffee makers, pots, pans, drills, saws, ANY POWER TOOLS, chainsaws, mowers, weed eaters, lamps, paper shredders, scanners, fax machines, VHS players/VCR, DVD players, cable boxes, satellite boxes, game systems, radios, stereos, speakers, washing machines, dryers, dish washers, a/c units, sewing machines, LCD televisions and LCD computer monitors, telephone cables, power cables, printer cables, AC/DC power adapters, Power Wheel/Peg Perego ride-on toys
Computer Electronics: PCs, laptops, netbooks, servers, network routers, switches, hubs, laser printers, copiers, smart phones, PDAs, tablets, modems, CD rom drives, Tape Drives, PC peripherals
The hours for the recycling Event will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
"If you can't make it on Friday or Saturday, visit The Coalition Resale Shops during regular shopping hours: Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon," says a spokesman.
Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care has partnered with Carolina eRecyclers Corporation, a Moore County-based electronics recycler, to purchase and properly dispose of the electronics. Carolina eRecyclers Corporation focuses on a zero-waste recycling strategy to recondition, re-use, or recycle all the electronics that they process.
Proceeds from the event will be used to fund the continuing work of the Coalition.
For more information, contact The Coalition Resale Shops at (910) 246-9845, or Carolina eRecyclers Corporation at (910) 420-3748.
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