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Electronic waste recycling drive to be held May 29-30


RecyclingMonster - An electronic waste recycling drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 29 and 30 at Business System Solutions, 3138 S. Lafountain St.

All electronics are free to recycle except old, box-style televisions and monitors. The recycling fee for each is $20, cash or check only, according to an email distributed by the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce.

To see a list of items that can be accepted or for additional information visit www.bssconsulting.com/ewaste, or call 765-507-9583.

The United States produces 9.4 million tons of eWaste annually, according to Business Systems Solutions. That total is more than any other country in the world.

Only 12.5% of eWaste is recycled, said the company, citing findings from the Environmental Protection Agency.

"Electronic waste is a growing problem that comes with toxic materials that are thought to be detrimental to human health upon exposure, which is why it is important that it doesn't end up in landfills and is properly recycled," noted Business Systems Solutions on its website.

"Indiana state law prohibits citizens from knowingly allowing their computers and other electronics to enter a landfill. And that includes leaving them for city trash pickup. That's why Business System Solutions is holding an eWaste Recycling Drive so you can safely dispose of your old electronics."

The company added: "All electronics collected during the drive will be picked up by Technology Recycles, who is R2/RIOS Certified and follows best practices for electronics recycling stewardship- so you know your electronics won't wind up contaminating some landfill."

 
Courtesy : www.kokomotribune.com