Those looking to rid themselves of old televisions or used up light bulbs now have a recycling option within Columbia County.
Keep Columbia County Beautiful will host Recycle Mania Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Evans Government Center's front parking lot.
"The new things at this event are going to be the compact fluorescent light bulbs," said Jenny Hinton, Keep Columbia County Beautiful coordinator. "Also, we're going to accept televisions, but it is a $10 charge, and it's cash only."
As usual, electronics, as well as brown, green and clear glass, will be accepted in addition to the new items.
Acceptable electronics include computers; monitors; laptops; CD, CDRW and DVD drives; hard, floppy and ZIP drives; scanners; printers; fax machines; calculators; cell, corded and cordless phones; pagers; pocket PC cameras; servers; routers; hubs; electronic game consoles; answering machines; and printer cartridges.
In addition, rechargeable batteries, camcorders, stereos, DVD players and VCRs will be accepted at the event.
"We will also be doing on-site paper shredding for residential use only," Hinton said, asking that no business bring paper to be shredded.
Hinton said Sonoco Recycling, Creative Recycling Systems of Georgia Inc. and Aiken Augusta Shredding will be on hand to collect the recyclable items.
Wood speakers, electronic ovens, microwave ovens, handheld kitchen electronics, washers, dryers, or kitchen appliances will not be accepted.
"I anticipate it being a large turnout this year with us accepting televisions, since there is going to be that changeover next year," Hinton said, referring to the federal requirement that all over-the-air broadcasting switch to a digital format that older televisions won't receive without special equipment.
A similar recycling event also will be held in the spring.
For information, contact Hinton at (706) 312-7195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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