Recycling event set for May 18

ST. MARYS – The Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority will hold an electronics recycling collection event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at the Momentive Performance Materials Plant, 3500 West Virginia 2 in Friendly.

Residents, nonprofits and small businesses can drop off any broken or unwanted electronic equipment. Individuals or businesses with more than 20 items to recycle should call 304-699-1007 or 304-482-8051 to make special arrangements prior to the event.

Items that will be accepted include answering machines, camcorders, compact disc players, copiers, cell phones, duplicators, DVD players, electronic typewriters, fax machines, gaming consoles, hard drives, laptops, mobile phones, modems, pagers, and personal computers with related CPUs, monitors, keyboards, printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, stereos, tape players, telephones, telephone equipment, televisions, transparency makers, uninterruptible power supplies, VCRs, word processors and other similar electronic items. Microwaves and small kitchen appliances will also be accepted.

Products that will not be accepted are large household appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines and air conditioners. Intact CRT monitors and televisions will be taken, but those previously stripped will not be accepted.

The event is free to the public.

This event is a collaborative effort between the Pleasants County SWA, the National Center for Electronics Recycling, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, ECS Refining, and E-Scrap Solutions. It is funded by the West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection Agency’s Covered Electronic Devices Grant Program, a grant program.

For more information on electronics recycling or the upcoming Pleasants County event, call the NCER at 304-699-1007 or 304-482-8051, or contact Heather Smith at