January 10, 2006 - On Saturday, January
14th, from 9am - 3pm, area residents can participate in the Plug Into
Your Community event by dropping off old computers, scanners, laptops,
printers, calculators, cell phones and other items at one convenient
location. Many electronic items contain harmful materials and should
not be disposed of with regular garbage. There is no fee being collected
to drop off items; however, donations are being accepted and will
benefit three very active local non-profit organizations: The Optimist
Club of West Knoxville, The Humane Society of the TN Valley, and Goodwill
Industries. Volunteers from each organization will be at the Staples
location to process items. Participants dropping off items can register
to win a laptop courtesy of event sponsor, Staples. A list of acceptable
items is located on the event website: www.plugintoyourcommunity.org.
Recycling these items is extremely important because many contain
hazardous materials and significant amounts of lead. The OEA encourages
residents to take advantage of recycling events in order to keep
dangerous materials out of landfills and recover resources.
There are a few items that will NOT be accepted at the Plug Into
Your Community event. They are: microwaves, electronics containing
hazardous chemicals such as lab equipment, small refrigerators (contain
freon), small stoves, small appliances, cardboard, scrap metal,
aluminum cans, or newspapers.
Staples (next to Best Buy)
8913 Town & Country Circle
Knoxville, TN 37922
Rain or Shine, no need to get out of your car!
For more information, please visit www.plugintoyourcommunity.org
or call any of the contacts listed.
This event is sponsored by Staples, Tennessee Valley Authority,
WATE CH-6, SP Recycling, FedEx, WUOT-91.9 FM, Rock-Tenn Recycling
and, 5R Processors. Other supporters are the City of Knoxville Public
Service Division, and the Knox Co. Solid Waste Office.