Toss computers, cell phones, iPods properly

Published 10:44 pm Friday, November 2, 2018

Keep Suffolk Beautiful is partnering with the Suffolk Public Library to host an electronic recycling drive on Nov. 10 in recognition of America Recycles Day.

The drive will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road.

Goodwill will be on site to accept any old electronics that residents would like to get rid of before the holiday season. That includes old cell phones, printers, computers and more.

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“The only things we won’t take are the old tube TVs, but anything else will be great,” said Wayne Jones of Suffolk Litter Control and Keep Suffolk Beautiful.

Computers will be recycled through Goodwill’s partnership with Dell. According to the press release, the Goodwill Dell Reconnect program provides free and responsible computer recycling for any brand, in any condition, at more than 2,000 Goodwill locations across the country.

“We want to remind people that electronics can be recycled, but not in your curbside blue recycling can,” Keep Suffolk Beautiful Chair Kathy Russell stated in the press release. “Goodwill and other organizations are a great way to pass on your old electronics to be given a new lease on life or broken down to remove valuable resources.”

America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness campaign dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in this country, going back to when it was first held in November 1997. This has been made possible through the support of the American Chemistry Council, H&M, Indorama Ventures, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Keurig Green Mountain and Waste Management, according to the press release.

“America Recycles Day provides a key moment in time to regain momentum for recycling in America, and to help make recycling a daily social norm across the country,” Brenda Pulley, senior vice president of recycling for Keep America Beautiful, stated in the press release. “Take the “#BeRecycled” Pledge and invite your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. Let’s get people recycling in every aspect of their lives — at home, at work and on the go!”

Search for “Keep Suffolk Beautiful” on Facebook or call 514-7604 for more information.