EPA and Dell co-sponsor computer recycling event this Saturday (4/17)
Area residents can bring any make or model computer and related equipment, including monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, and mice, and EPA will recycle it for free in an environmentally safe manner. Those hoping to have their equipment recycled should first remove all data from the computer’s hard drive and any removable media such as disks, PC cards, and flash drives.
Recycling electronics is something every American can do to protect the planet and to encourage the sustainable reuse of materials. More than 2 million tons of used electronics are disposed of annually that may contain toxics such as lead and mercury. Recyclers can recover more than 100 million pounds of materials from these electronics, including glass, steel, and plastic.