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Electronic Disposal In Friendly Set For May 21

By Staff | Apr 27, 2011

These computers are typical of the electronic equipment that will be accepted for disposal May 21 at Momentive Performance Materials on south W. Va. Rt 2 in Friendly. Persons with more than 20 such items to dispose of should call 304-699-1007

The Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority has scheduled an electronics recycling collection event to be held at the Momentive Performance Materials Plant at 3500 South State Route 2 in Friendly, W.Va. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 21, 2011.

All residents, non-profits, and small businesses are welcome to drop off any broken or unwanted electronic equipment at this event. Individuals or businesses with more than 20 items to recycle should call 304-699-1007 to make special arrangements prior to the event.

  Products accepted: Answering machines, camcorders, compact disc players, copiers, cell phones, duplicators, DVD players, electronic typewriters, fax machines, gaming consoles, hard drives, laptops, mobile phones, modems, pagers, personal computers (including CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice and other peripherals), printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, stereos, tape players, telephones, telephone equipment, televisions, transparency makers, uninterruptible power supplies, VCR’s, word processors and other similar electronic items. Microwaves and small kitchen appliances will also be accepted.

  Products not accepted: Large household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners.

The event is free to the public. There is no item limit, but anyone with more than 20 items to recycle should call 304-699-1007 to make special arrangements prior to the event.

This event is a collaborative effort between the Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority, the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER), the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and eCycle Secure. It is funded by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Covered Electronic Devices Grant Program, a grant program created by the passage of Senate Bill 746. Senate Bill 746, which became effective June 6, 2008, requires electronics manufacturers to register annually with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. Registration fees collected are deposited in the Covered Electronic Devices Take-back Fund which is utilized to fund programs that divert covered electronic devices from the waste stream.

For more information on electronics recycling or on the upcoming Pleasants County event, call the NCER at 304-699-1007 or contact Heather Smith at hsmith@electronicsrecycling.org. For information on other West Virginia e-cycling events and drop-offs, visit the Solid Waste Management Board website at www.state.wv.us/swmb/RMDP/EWaste/Index.html.