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Electronics recycling event scheduled for Charleston, WV

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If you have old electronics that don't work anymore and they're taking up space in your house or your garage, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has a way to dispose of them. The agency is conducting a free electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the DEP headquarters building in Charleston.

The DEP's Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) and MRM Recycling are sponsoring the e-cycling event to make it easy for the public to responsibly dispose of electronic devices.

Devices that will be accepted on Nov. 23 include:

  • televisions
  • computers
  • printers
  • copiers
  • zip drives
  • video game devices
  • electronic cables
  • laser and multifunction scanners
  • fax machines
  • laptops
  • mice
  • keyboards
  • speakers
  • Web cams
  • monitors
  • cables
  • hard drives
  • circuit boards
  • cell phones
  • CD players
  • tape players

Devices that will not be accepted include:

  • kitchen appliances
  • refrigerators
  • washers
  • dryers
  • freezers
  • microwaves
  • air conditioners
  • lamps
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • floppy disks
  • magnetic tapes
  • household batteries
  • fluorescent bulbs
  • home thermostats

All materials will be recycled through 2TRG, which provides secure data destruction. For more information call 1-800-322-5530.