Jefferson County offers FREE E-Recycling and Paper Shredding for the community

By Paul Ploumis

Have an old tv or cell phone hanging around that you need to get rid of? This coming Saturday is your opportunity to get rid of the devices you’re no longer using at Jefferson County Stormwater Program electronic recycling and paper shredding event.

E-Recycling Day

What’s a better way to help your community than keep it clean. Catch an opportunity to do so this week! Jefferson County is having their third electronic drop-off and paper shredding collection event this year.

Date: Saturday, June 12 – 9:00 AM to 11:30AM (or when collection capacity is met.)

Location: Jefferson County Valley Creek
Water Reclamation Facility – Bessemer
3923 Clearwater Drive, 35023

Contact-less Collections ONLY
Place items in trunk – Remain in vehicle
Please wear a mask – our volunteers will.

The List

Here is a list of household items that are acceptable:

  • Cable boxes, Modems, Routers
  • Cell phones and Tablets
  • Computers and Laptops
  • Cords, Cables, Wire, Chargers
  • Printers, Scanners, Fax Machines (ink and toner cartridges)
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Security equipment
  • Small appliances (coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, microwaves, toasters, vacuums)
  • Televisions and Monitors (all types)
  • Regular Paper, Paper Folders (5 box limit)

DO NOT BRING: Cardboard, Binders, Binder Clips, “Bulldog” Clips or Wet Paper

Additional Info

Did you know: Household electronics contain metals and other components that can leach out into the environment and can contaminate soil, air and water?

That is why Jefferson County host multiple collections throughout the year. It provides a way for Jefferson County residents to properly dispose of these devices.

Lyn DiClemente, Jefferson County Stormwater Program Manager, told me that e-recycling on your own can cost you, so they make sure that these events are FREE. Also, she said that this collection’s vendor will 100% recycle or reuse all devices.

If you cannot make the collection this Saturday, don’t stress! Catch the next e-recycling event this fall on October 9th, 2021.

Want more info?

Call Jefferson County Stormwater Program at 205-325-8741.