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Electronics recycling Saturday at Habitat for Humanity

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[March 07, 2014]  Habitat for Humanity of Logan County continues to serve as a permanent electronics recycling collection site in the county, and this month’s collection will be on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Habitat warehouse, 915 Woodlawn Road. The electronics collection is free to the public.

As of January 1, 2012, the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act prohibits the disposal of unwanted electronics with household trash. Computers and other consumer electronics, also known as e-waste, have become one of the fastest-growing portions of the waste stream, raising environmental concerns over the sheer volume and potential toxicity.

The Logan County Habitat affiliate collects unwanted electronics on the second Saturday of each month.

The following working and nonworking electronic items will be accepted:

  • Computer equipment, including laptop and desktop personal computers, hard drives, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, cords and cables, CD-ROM, DVD, Zip and tape drives.

  • Entertainment equipment, including TVs, radios, stereos and game systems, camera equipment, and VCR, DVD and CD players.

  • Small business equipment, including phones, pagers, copiers, fax machines, typewriters, calculators and personal organizers.

Small household appliances such as humidifiers, microwaves, food processors and other countertop items will also be accepted for recycling, as well as aluminum, copper, brass and stainless steel items.

Computer and other electronic equipment 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 electronic equipment is not properly handled and disposed of. Logan County residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to properly dispose of obsolete or nonworking electronic items.

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Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry whose goal is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness. The Logan County affiliate was founded in 1992 and seeks to provide decent, affordable housing to those in need within the county. Since breaking ground for its first house in September of 1993, Logan County Habitat for Humanity has built or rehabilitated 18 homes within the county.

For more information regarding the household electronics recycling collection or Habitat programs in Logan County, contact the office at 732-6412 or visit

[Text from Habitat for Humanity of Logan County news release received from the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency]

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