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Madeline Rogero, Mayor
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For Immediate Release
E-cycle Event Helps Residents Plug Into the Community
Computer Recycling
PlugIntoYourCommunity.org
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.

Event Location:
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.

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