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Hampton Roads Electronics Recycling and Shredding Events

Posted on October 23, 2013 by | Comments Off


Join for two free electronics recycling and paper shredding events to be held:

Friday, November 15, 2013 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lowe’s parking lot
4040 Victory Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Saturday, November 16, 2013 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
York County Sports Complex
4311 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA 23692

The events will be held in conjunction with America Recycles Day, a national initiative by Keep America Beautiful, and co-presented by VersAbility Resources. Residents and businesses may bring up to one pickup truck full of electronic devices to be recycled. In addition, safe and secure free document shredding will be available courtesy of Stealth Shredding.

What’s accepted:
Cell phones | Circuit Boards | Computers/CPUs | Computer monitors | Computer peripherals (mouse, speakers, etc.) | Consumer electronics (DVD players, alarm clocks, etc.) | Documents | Electric cords and wiring | Fax machines | Home and office phones | Household appliances | Keyboards | Printers | Stereos | Telephone equipment | Televisions | VCRs

What’s NOT accepted:
Any unit with sludge or liquids | Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) | Dehumidifiers | Household hazardous waste | Large appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washer dryers, etc.) | Microwaves | Non-decontaminated medical equipment | Smoke alarms and detectors | VHS or cassette tapes

Electronics collected from the events will be taken to VersAbility Resources, where employees with disabilities will disassemble the equipment into various parts. From there, the equipment will be shipped to manufacturers that will re-use the working parts and repurpose the recycled goods into new products.

Posted in: Community events, Going Green, Reduce reuse and recycle

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