Plug Into Clermont eCycling!

Resize font A- A A+

June 28, 2006
News Release

Batavia, Ohio. What do you do with old computer equipment? The Clermont-Adams Solid Waste District and the Cincinnati Computers Cooperative (CCC) encourage you to eCycle the materials at county collection sites this summer. Citizens are invited to take their outdated computer-related items to the Miami Township Administration Building, located at 5900 McPicken Drive in Milford on Saturday, July 29-and to the Union Township Civic Center, located at 4350 Aicholtz Road in Cincinnati on Saturday, August 26. Both sites will accept electronic equipment between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

"This is a great opportunity to get rid of all the all computers and printers you have collecting dust in the basement," said Clermont Adams Solid Waste Director Paul Braasch. "Some of the donated materials will be refurbished and sent to areas schools or charities. The remainder will be recycled."

Several million tons of outdated computers and other electronics are disposed of in this country each year; discarded electronics (known as e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the industrialized world ECycling recovers valuable material from old electronics, which can be used to make new products. It also keeps dangerous substances in some electronics, such as lead and mercury, from polluting our environment.

Items that will be accepted at the eCycling drop-off locations: computers, computer monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, and other computer peripherals. Televisions, cell phones, copiers and other electronic items will not be accepted. Businesses with numerous units should contact CCC directly at 771-3262, and arrange for a pickup or delivery.

For information on deleting items from your computer before donating it, check the Web site www.techsoup.org. For additional information on the eCycling collection sites in Clermont County, contact Solid Waste Director Braasch at (513) 732-7745.

###

For additional information, contact Clermont County Communications Director Kathy Lehr at (513) 732-7597.

Back to top
>