2009-03-26 / Local & State

Electronics Recycling Under Way

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Old electronics collected by the Conservation District. The district's collection continues through March 27 at its 216 N. Second St. office. Old electronics collected by the Conservation District. The district's collection continues through March 27 at its 216 N. Second St. office. Fulton County Conservation District has been holding a free electronics recycling event since Saturday, March 21. The event will end this Friday, March 27, so you only have a day or so to take your unwanted electronics to the Conservation District office for recycling.

Electronics can contain lead, chromium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, zinc and brominated fire retardants, all of which are a threat to human health. Properly reusing or recycling electronics prevents these heavy metals and other toxic materials from potentially hurting our health. Likewise, recycling recovers valuable materials (precious and other metals, plastics and glass) from old electronics that can be used to make new products. As a result, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce pollution, save energy, extend landfill life and save resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth.

Anyone who has unwanted computers, monitors, DVD and tape players, stereos, radios, and other electronics (except TVs) that you would like to see recycled, bring them to the Conservation District office at 216 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, by 4 p.m. Friday, March 27. Again, no televisions will be accepted. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485- 3547, ext. 120.

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