December 28, 2006 - On Saturday, January
13th, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 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: Goodwill Industries, the Humane Society of the Tennessee
Valley and the Optimist Club of West Knoxville.
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.
items that may be dropped off at this event are: computer equipment
such as PC systems, CPUs, monitors, mice, keyboards, printers, scanners,
laptops, modems, hard drives, speakers, power cords, cables, phones,
powers strips, desktop copiers, fax machines, small TVs (no consoles)
and cell phones.
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.
Unacceptable items 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
Snow, 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.