Spring is often the time when we clean out and get rid of broken and unused items that are cluttering up our homes. When the cleaning bug hits you, please hang on to those electronic items – they should not be placed in the trash, so why not hold them for safe disposal on May 20, when LDP will be hosting an electronic recycling pick up in Rolling Fork
Electronics are the fastest growing waste stream that is produced annually around the world with only around 25% being recycled. Over 75 percent of this e-waste turns into a toxic waste stream that ends up in our landfills or is dumped posing long-term risks to human health and the environment. Almost all electronic equipment especially computers and televisions, contain toxic heavy materials such as lead, cadmium, and mercury.
Items will be accepted for recycling in Rolling Fork on Wednesday, May 20, from 10 a.m.-1p.m. LDP along with Magnolia Data Solutions will be at the Rolling Fork Visitor’s Center and Museum at 380 Walnut Street, to collect your old and unused electronic goods.
Practically any electronic items with the exception of white goods and vacuum cleaners will be accepted. Examples of accepted items include: computers and any computer related components, copiers, fax machines, radios, televisions, phones, VCR and DVD players, electronic games, printers, power cords and chargers. There will be a charge for computer monitors ($5.00) and televisions ($15.00); all other items are free.
LDP hopes that everyone will take advantage of this opportunity to responsibly dispose of old electronics. If you have any questions please call the LDP office at 662-873-6261.