Electronic Waste Recycling Day!

City of Atlanta’s Electronic Waste Recycling Day Saturday, April 18th

Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:26 pm (PDT)

Press Release 
 
City of Atlanta to Sponsor One of the Largest One-Day 
Electronic Waste Recycling Events in the Southeast 
Event will include a tire collection 
 
ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta will host one of the largest single-day electronic waste collections in the southeast on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Turner Field’s Orange Lot.
 
Residents are encouraged to bring their 
analog television sets, outdated computers and other household electronics to be recycled. This year the City will also accept lead batteries, including automotive batteries, with the help of the event’s newest national partner Advance Auto Parts. Abandoned tires will be collected on site as well.
 
This is the seventh year the City of Atlanta has sponsored e-waste recycling.  In 2008, more than 1,000 items including computers, stereos, televisions* and other electronics were recycled.  
 
“Under the leadership of Mayor 
Shirley Franklin, Atlanta is more committed to preserving the environment than ever before,” said City Councilmember Carla Smith. “By properly recycling these electronic items, we are having the least impact on our planet.”
 
In addition to Advance Auto Parts, Smith said, the City is honored to welcome WABE 90.1 FM as new local sponsor. WABE delivers 
NPR news, classical music, and arts and culture programming to more than 400,000 listeners weekly.
 
“WABE 90.1 FM is pleased to partner with the City of Atlanta and its Electronic Waste Recycling Day,” said John Weatherford, 
Public Broadcasting Atlanta General Manager.  “Participating in this worthwhile cause is our way of supporting e-waste recycling.  We also encourage the recycling of analog television sets with the approach of our digital conversion on June 12.”   
 
Today, electronics account for up to five percent of landfill volume and contributes up to 70 percent of the toxins found in landfills because every year newer and better products are being sold to consumers.  
 
The goal of Electronic Waste Recycling Day is to promote the recovery, reuse, and recycling of obsolete electronic equipment and to encourage the design, manufacture, and purchase of environmentally responsible electronic equipment.
 
The E-Waste Recycling Day is sponsored by Atlanta City Councilmember Carla Smith; Keep Atlanta Beautiful; Turner Field; Advanced Disposal; Atlanta Recycling Solutions, LLC.; WABE Radio 90.1 FM; Advance Auto Parts; the city of Atlanta Department of Public Works, the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency; and Craft Creation & Design, LLC.
 
The following items will be accepted at the city of Atlanta’s E-Waste Recycling Day: 

COMPUTER MONITORS

  • TELEVISIONS ($10 fee required)

MICROWAVE OVENS
COMPUTER CPUs
STEREOS
TELEPHONES
LAPTOPS
COPIERS
CB RADIOS
PRINTERS
VIDEO MACHINES
CD PLAYERS
DISK DRIVES
VCRs and DVD PLAYERS
PORTABLE RADIOS
FLOPPY DRIVES
CAMCORDERS
CELL PHONES
TEST & NETWORKING EQUIPMENT
CAMERAS
KEYBOARDS
MODEMS
RECORD PLAYERS
SCANNERS
CURCUIT BOARDS
SPEAKERS
ELECTRICAL PANELS
TYPEWRITERS
UPS / BATTERY BACK-UP
FAX MACHINES
CD ROMS
PROJECTORS
CABLES
COMPUTER MOUSES

The following items will not be accepted: consoles, projection televisions, vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, de-humidifiers or humidifiers, gas-powered equipment, household trash and NON-electronic equipment.
 
For more information, please call Councilmember Smith’s office at 
(404) 330-6039.

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