There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day. You can plant some trees in your community, do litter clean up, or just try to conserve your own energy use. You can also take advantage of electronics recycling!
“In 2011, the U.S. electronics recycling industry processed 3 to 4 million tons of used and end-of-life electronics equipment. More than 70 percent of the collected gadgets can be recycled, recovering items such as plastic, steel, aluminum, copper, gold and silver to be used in new products.”
A few Earth Day Electronics Recycling Events:
Monday, April 22
Free Community Electronic Recycling Earth Day 2013
McGinnis Sisters Special Foods Store – Route 228
Saturday, April 27
Electronics Collection Event – Allegheny County
Natrona Heights – (One Municipal Drive)
Hosted by Harrison Township (Contact Faith Payne 724-226-1393)
Accepted devices at most e-recycling facilities include: printers, toner and ink jet cartridges, desktop and notebook PCs and servers, monitors and TVs (CRT, LCD, LED or Plasma), mice, keyboards, computer speakers, external devices (CD/DVD burners or scanners, zip drives, hard drives, wireless routers, switches, modems), small kitchen appliances (mixers, toasters, blenders, microwave), stereo equipment and speakers (including car stereos), hair dryers, curling irons, video game consoles, electronic cables, digital cameras, copy machines, fax machines, DVD players, cell phones, telephones, PDAs and VCRs.