Where do all the old computers go?
Local recycling protects environment
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[MAY 3, 2005]
unwanted computer equipment has been increasingly problematic since
the personal computer has become as common as a phone or TV in most
U.S. households. Also known as c-waste, this is the fastest growing
segment of the waste stream due to the sheer volume and potential
Associates has joined with Retro-Tech Electronics in offering Logan
County residents the opportunity to dispose of computer components
in an environmentally responsible manner for a minimal handling
charge of $1 per component item. Computer components accepted will
include hard drives, monitors, keyboards, printers and scanners.
CCA, located at 601
Keokuk in Lincoln, will accept computer components during normal
business hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9
a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Computers and their
components can contain significant quantities of hazardous materials
such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, lithium, nickel and zinc.
The potential exists for serious health and environmental
consequences if computer equipment is not handled and disposed of
Area residents are
encouraged to make use of this service for the environmentally
responsible disposal of outdated or nonworking computer equipment.
For more information on computer disposal, contact CCA at 735-2677.
Other local recycling