Loudoun County hosts electronics recycling event Saturday

By Paul Ploumis

Loudoun County will host an electronics recycling event Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 751 Miller Drive SE in Leesburg. There is a limit of five items per vehicle; a one-cubic-foot size box or equivalent size container for smaller items will be considered one item.

Fees will be charged for the disposal of televisions and the destruction of computer hard drive services. Only credit cards will be accepted: no cash, no checks.

Items Accepted

 

Typical electronics that will be accepted: Televisions, desktop computers, computer monitors, laptops, servers, mainframes, circuit boards, hard drives, modems, printers, fax machines, scanners, copiers, network cables, power cables, extension cords, electrical wire, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), surge protectors, answering machines, microwave ovens, calculators, smartphones, desk phones, pagers, stereo and video receivers, DVR/CD/DVD/VHS players, video game consoles, cables, stereo speakers, radios, small household appliances such as toaster ovens, coffee makers, blenders, hair dryers, curling irons, clothes irons and holiday lights.

Items Not Accepted

Electronics that will not be accepted include household appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, stoves, washers and dryers, fluorescent light bulbs, smoke alarms, mercury thermostats, household batteries and vehicle batteries, ballasts, light bulbs, smoke detectors, equipment that contains chemicals, asbestos, radioactive components, or liquid fuels, microwave glass plates, PCBs, aerosols and equipment that contains mercury.

Hard Drive Destruction

On-site hard drive destruction will be provided upon request for $4 per hard drive if removed from a computer prior to the event. Destruction services for intact hard drives, or those that have not already been removed from the computer, will cost $20 each.

 

Fees: Only Credit Card Payment will be Accepted; No Cash, No Checks

- $10 per TV or computer monitor

- $4 per pre-removed hard drive destroyed on-site, if hard drive is removed from computer prior to bringing to the event

- $20 per intact hard drive destroyed on-site, if hard drive is not removed from computer prior to bringing to the event

Social Distancing and Other Procedures

In accordance with Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) Executive Order 63, members of the public will be required to wear face coverings at the point of service.

The event features a drive-through process in which residents are instructed to remain in their vehicles and allow event staff to unload any items accepted for recycling. Items must be placed in the rear of the vehicle, such as the trunk of a car, the bed of a pickup truck or the very back of an SUV. Items will not be accepted if in the front seat, back seat or if the driver attempts to hand an item to staff.

For more information about the electronics recycling event, call 703-771-5514 or send an email. More information also is online at loudoun.gov/electronics.