Annual Electronics Recycling Event Set for May 18 at the Momentive Performance Materials Plant in Friendly, WV

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Annual Electronics Recycling Event Set for May 18 at the Momentive Performance Materials Plant in Friendly, WV

Saint Marys, W.Va. – The Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority has scheduled an electronics recycling collection event to be held at the Momentive Performance Materials Plant at 3500 South State Route 2 in Friendly, WV. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013. All residents, non-profits, and small businesses are welcome to drop off any broken or unwanted electronic equipment at this event.  Individuals or businesses with more than 20 items to recycle should call (304) 699-1007 or (304) 482-8051 to make special arrangements prior to the event.

 

PRODUCTS ACCEPTED:  Answering machines, camcorders, compact disc players, copiers, cell phones, duplicators, DVD players, electronic typewriters, fax machines, gaming consoles, hard drives, laptops, mobile phones, modems, pagers, personal computers (including CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice and other peripherals), printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, stereos, tape players, telephones, telephone equipment, televisions, transparency makers, uninterruptible power supplies, VCR’s, word processors and other similar electronic items. Microwaves and small kitchen appliances will also be accepted.

 

PRODUCTS NOT ACCEPTED:  Large household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners. Intact CRT monitors and televisions only; those previously stripped will not be accepted.

 

FEES: The event is free to the public. There is no item limit, but anyone with more than twenty items to recycle should call (304) 699-1007 or (304)-482-8051 to make special arrangements prior to the event.

This event is a collaborative effort between the Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority, the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER), the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), ECS Refining, and E-Scrap Solutions. It is funded by the WVDEP’s Covered Electronic Devices Grant Program, a grant program created by the passage of Senate Bill 746.

Senate Bill 746, which became effective June 6, 2008, requires electronics manufacturers to register annually with the WVDEP. Registration fees collected are deposited in the Covered Electronic Devices Take-back Fund which is utilized to fund programs that divert covered electronic devices from the waste stream. Furthermore, Senate Bill 398 was signed into law during the 2009/2010 legislative session. The purpose of this bill was to facilitate the proper handling of end-of-life electronics. As of January 1, 2011, covered electronic devices (defined as televisions, computers or video display devices) may not be disposed of in a solid waste landfill in West Virginia.

For more information on electronics recycling or on the upcoming Pleasants County event, call the NCER at (304) 699-1007 or (304)482-8051, or contact Heather Smith at hsmith@electronicsrecycling.org. For information on other West Virginia e-cycling events and drop-offs, visit the Solid Waste Management Board website athttp://www.state.wv.us/swmb/RMDP/EWaste/Index.html.

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