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