Those looking to clear out some old electronics before spring hits are in luck.
Columbia County will offer another Electronics Recycling Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Evans Government Complex on Ronald Reagan Drive.
The event is being offered by Keep Columbia County Beautiful and Community Events departments in conjunction with Creative Recycling Systems of Georgia, which supports area charities by refurbishing usable items for donation or resale at a discount to nonprofit agencies.
The county's first recycling event, held in September, brought in about 12 tons of outdated electronics ranging from typewriters and turntables to computers and cash registers, said Stacie Adkins, the county's community events manager.
"We were expecting good participation, but we were overwhelmed with how much was donated," Adkins said.
Acceptable items include computers; monitors; desktop CPUs; LCD display laptops; notebook computers; CDs; CD-RWs; DVDs; hard, floppy and ZIP drives; scanners; printers; fax machines; adding machines; cell phones; corded and cordless phones; answering machines; pagers; pocket PCs; data cartridges; PC and digital cameras; servers; routers; hubs; remotes and PDAs.
Stereo components such as tuners, tape players and CD players also will be accepted.
Televisions and electric and microwave ovens won't be accepted because they contain an element that must be disposed of in a particular manner, Adkins said.
There will be another Electronics Recycling Day in the fall, Adkins said.
"This is definitely a recycling effort until we get some permanent containers or permanent facilities," she said.
For more information, call Columbia County Community Events at (706) 312-7191 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov.
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