CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The South Charleston Chamber of Commerce, Associated Systems Professionals and Bluegrass E-Cycle will team up for a free electronic recycling event June 28.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Charleston Community Center at 601 Jefferson Road. Small businesses and community members can drop off items for recycling free of charge.
South Charleston Chamber of Commerce executive director, Amanda Ream, helped organize the first electronic recycling event last year. Since then, the Chamber has received calls asking when another event would take place.
"I think it's a good thing for the community and to keep these items out of landfills," Ream said.
The following items are accepted: batteries, cable and wire, CDs, cell phones, circuit boards, computers, consumer electronics, ink and toner, cartridges, keyboards, laptops, computer mice, modems, flat screen monitors, mp3 players, network equipment, phone systems, printers, routers, satellite boxes, servers, speakers, switches and video games and consoles.
Bluegrass will also provide on-site hard drive destruction.
Large household appliances, tube monitors, tube televisions and fluorescent light bulbs will not be accepted.
Ken Yoder, owner of Bluegrass E-Cycle in Louisville, Ky., and a West Virginia native, said electronics contain toxic chemicals that need to be disposed of properly.
"Think of us as a high-tech junkyard where computers go to die, but not as dirty," Yoder said.
Yoder said it's important for consumers to have cost-efficient ways to dispose of their technology as use expands.Reach Caitlin Cook at caitlin.c...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5113.