Due to the success of our premier Electronics Recycling Event, Your Computer Friends, in conjunction with CATTS Recycling, is proud to announce our second Electronics Recycling Event! We were able to fill up the entire PackRAT container with electronics that were dropped off by our store last September. Our next week-long program will be held from Jan. 17-22. Feel free to stop by the store any day during that week and we will accept almost every type of electronic device that you would like to dispose of. Unfortunately we will not be able to take in Television sets now or in the near future due to a lack of recycling capabilities in our area.
Only monitors will be charged for disposal ($9). This is due for the need to send them off to a center where they properly break the unit down, remove the hazardous gases and chemicals, and recycle the remaining material. If you would like your hard drive destroyed to protect any personal information we will be more than happy to have that taken care of for $20.
If you are still thinking about just throwing your old electronics in the dumpster consider the following. In 2007, 372.7 million electronic units were disposed of and only 68.5 million of those were recycled. That is less than 20%! Recycling captures reusable resources within the machine, reduces the amount of trash being placed in landfills and in turn eliminates the chance that dangerous chemicals will contaminate your community. From an economical perspective, recycling creates more jobs than just throwing the units away!
Help yourself, your community, and your planet by bringing your old electronics by during the week of January 17th – 22nd. We are also accepting Cell Phones for Soldiers everyday!