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City teams up to offer electronics recycling event

Published 11:47am Thursday, August 15, 2013

Alexander City and the Middle Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership are teaming up to help residents properly dispose of their old electronics.
Starting Sept. 12, the city and clean water partnership will host an electronics recycling event at the city public works department from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Following the initial event, electronics recycling will be held the second Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sabrina Wood with the Middle Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership said the joint effort also includes a company from Prattville.
“It’s a program we have set up and coordinated with the City of Alexander City. They already have a recycling facility at their public works department, and they just did not have the capability to recycle electronics,” Wood said. “We worked together and found a company, CE&E Solutions out of Prattville, and they will come once a month to accept electronics.”
Acceptable electronics for recycling include computers and accessories including keyboards, modems and routers, CDs and DVDs, power supplies, pc mix systems, house phones, cell phones, printers and copiers, main frame servers, TVs, AV adapters, AC laptop chargers, laptops, ballasts, cable boxes, fans and UPS lithium-ion and nickel batteries.
There will be a $10 fee to recycle TVs.
Wood said electronic recycling will continue as long as people participate.
She added it’s important to have electronics properly disposed of because they contain harmful chemicals and materials.
“Electronics are just not good to throw in the trash can. They need to be broken down and recycled,” Wood said. “They contain different chemicals and materials that would not be good if it got into the groundwater.”
For more information, call Wood at 334-429-8832 or Amanda Thomas at 256-409-2020.

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