ST. MARYS - The Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority will collect recyclable electronics from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19 at Momentive Performance Materials Plant on West Virginia 2 in Friendly.
Residents, nonprofits and small businesses can bring broken or unwanted electronic equipment to the event. 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.
Products accepted 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, personal computers including CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice and other peripherals, printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, stereos, tape players, telephones, telephone equipment, televisions, transparency makers, uninterruptible power supplies, VCR's, word processors and other similar electronic items. Microwaves and small kitchen appliances will also be accepted.
Products not accepted include large household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners
The event is free to the public and there is no item limit, but anyone with more than 20 items to recycle should call 304-699-1007 or 304-482-8051 to make special arrangements prior to the event.
This event is a collaborative effort between the Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority, the National Center for Electronics Recycling, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Global Environmental Services. It is funded by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's Covered Electronic Devices Grant Program, a grant program created by the passage of Senate Bill 746.
SB 746, which became effective June 6, 2008, requires electronics manufacturers to register each year with the Department of Environmental Protection. Registration fees collected are deposited in the Covered Electronic Devices Take-back Fund to fund programs that divert covered electronic devices from the waste stream. Furthermore, S.B. Bill 398 was signed into law during the 2009/2010 legislative session. The purpose of this bill was to facilitate the proper handling of end-of-life electronics. As of Jan. 1, 2011, covered electronic devices defined as televisions, computers or video display devices may not be disposed of in a solid waste landfill in West Virginia.
For more information on electronics recycling or on the upcoming Pleasants County event, call the NCER at 304-699-1007 or 304-482-8051 or contact Heather Smith at email@example.com.
For information on other West Virginia e-cycling events and drop-offs, visit the Solid Waste Management Board website at www.state.wv.us/swmb/RMDP/EWaste/Index.html