Hays County Holds Special E-Cycling Collections at Recycling Centers through April 25

Recycle unwanted electronics without polluting water, land

 

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The two Hays County Recycling and Solid Waste stations will be accepting electronics for recycling through Friday, April 25, in conjunction with Texas State University and PSC’s annual electronics recycling event.

“Electronics equipment contains hazardous materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury and other heavy metals which can leak from landfills into our earth and water, and our goal is to help keep them from going to landfills,” said Hays County Natural Resources Manager Brooke Leftwich.

Accepted at the sites will be TVs, computers, keyboards, monitors, computer mice, cords, cables, floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, cell phones, batteries, fax machines, scanners, gaming systems, LCD and plasma screens, old circuit boards, radios, stereo systems, speakers and amplifiers.

The collection stations are at 1691 Carney Lane at the end of County Road 278 in Wimberley and 100 Darden Hill Road (CR 162) in Driftwood. Both locations are open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except for County holidays such as April 18 (Good Friday).

These items can also be dropped off at the Texas State University Strahan Coliseum North Parking Lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, rain or shine. It’s a drive-through event, so no need to get out of your vehicle.

Protect your identity by securely removing all personal information from these devices before disposal by visiting security.vpit.txstate.edu/awareness/ecycling_idtheft.html (cut and paste into your browser). For more information about Hays County Recycling & Solid Waste Centers, visit www.co.hays.tx.us and choose from the Offices dropdown.

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Posted by Laureen Chernow Monday, March 31, 2014 5:14:00 PM Categories: Press Releases