2012-10-06 / News

Unwanted Electronics Can Be Recycled in St. Ignace October 13

Electronic equipment and technological devices, among other items, can be dropped off at the 5R Recycling collection drive at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Saturday, October 13. People can dispose of unwanted recyclables from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and there is a list of restrictions. Most items can be deposited free.

Acceptable items are scanners, printers, laptops, plastic televisions, VCRs, calculators, telecommunications equipment, visual equipment, docking stations, copy and fax machines, computer monitors and terminals, fax and printer cartridges, central processing units (CPUs), and uninterrupted power supplies.

White goods, meaning stoves, refrigerators, washers, and other appliances, are acceptable, as well.

Mainframe equipment, midrange equipment, networking equipment, circuit boards, wire and cabling, aluminum, cash registers, phones, stereo equipment, video boards, typewriters, keyboards, computer mice, and miscellaneous electronic equipment are also permitted.

Not accepted are projection or wood console televisions, wood speakers, monitors or televisions with broken glass, bare CRT tubes, florescent lights of any type, PCBs, radioactive materials, hazardous materials, flammable materials, explosives, compressed glass, or corrosives.

For a fee, people can recycle certain items. Freon-containing units are $25 each. Hard drive cleansing, approved by the Department of Defense, costs $10 per unit.

5R Processors is the company taking items, and the Mackinac County Planning Commission is organizing the drive with help from the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce and local volunteers. A minimum of 10 volunteers, ages 16 and older, are necessary to host a recycling event, and 5R provides a site supervisor and laborers.

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