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Huntsville’s 8th Annual Electronic Recycling Day Scheduled

Electronics Recycling And Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day


 

The City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling Services is hosting the 8th Annual Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the City’s Disposal and Recycling Facility. Technocycle of Houston has graciously sponsored the last five events and provided the staff, trucks, and packing supplies to haul the electronics. Recycling events could cost from $4,000 to $10,000 without Technocyle’s continued support.

Volunteers from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Walker County Community Supervision and Corrections, Master Gardeners, Try 2 Recycle, and the City of Huntsville Disposal and Recycling staff assist during this single day event. Items accepted include

  • Laptops
  • Notebooks
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Copiers
  • Projectors
  • Plasma/LCD/LED screensomputer accessories
  • Stereos
  • Radios
  • Cellphones
  • Pagers
  • Cameras
  • Palm pilots
  • PDAs
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Vehicle batteries.

After the event, Technocycle provides a report with the number of pallets and weights of materials collected and recycled. Try 2 Recycle provides a report of the number of vehicle batteries collected and recycled. In 2014, 162 vehicles dropped off electronics totaling 9.38 tons collected by the end of the event.

The purpose for Electronics Recycling is to divert recyclable electronics from the waste stream and avoid placing items in landfills which can be recycled and remanufactured into other products.

This year’s event is being expanded to include Household Hazardous Waste Disposal, thanks to a grant from the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) and a generous donation from Walker County Proud Communities. Items accepted include aerosol containers, alkaline batteries, corrosives, flammables, florescent bulbs, oxidizers, latex and oil paint, solid and liquid poisons, propane, and reactives. “These materials are often difficult to dispose of, and we are pleased to be able to offer this service” said Esther Herklotz, Superintendent for Solid Waste and Recycling with the City of Huntsville.

For more information, contact:
Esther Herklotz
Superintendent, Solid Waste and Recycling
City of Huntsville, Texas
936 294 5724 office
936 291 1021 fax
eherklotz@huntsvilletx.gov

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