We are hosting an Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, 1/19/19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the church parking lot. The event is free and open to the public. All are invited to come and dispose of their unwanted electronic devices in an environmentally responsible way. (Weather related changes will be posted here by 6:00 on Friday, 1/18.)
Among the devices that can be disposed of are computers, servers, flat-screen monitors, networking hardware, cell phones & PDAs, stereo equipment, printers, scanners, projectors, speakers, memory, cameras & camcorders, keyboards & mice, video game consoles, storage devices, and flash drives. Household batteries will be accepted; please place them in “ziplock” bags. (Unfortunately, TVs of any kind, CRT Monitors, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, light bulbs, or house hold appliances cannot be accepted.)
Recycle IT USA Toledo will collect the devices and deliver them to their sorting station. The components will be disassembled, with care being taken to destroy any data on the devices. After the data is rendered completely unreadable, the metals, plastics and other materials are sorted. Electronic devices contain mercury, lead and other harmful materials that can poison the soil, water and air if burned or buried in a landfill. Recycle IT strives to be a zero-landfill company and avoid incineration. Learn more about Recycle IT USA and the need for responsible disposal of “e-waste” here.
Zion’s Electronics Recycling Day is in keeping with United Methodist beliefs about caring for the earth. We believe that all of creation is God’s. We support and encourage policies and activities that facilitate the safe processing of toxic waste, provide appropriate recycling opportunities, and reduce municipal waste. We invite you to join us!