Durham E-Waste Recycling
For Immediate Release: October 3, 2013
Durham E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event October 26
Free, Convenient Event Open to All Durham Residents and Businesses
DURHAM, N.C. – Durham residents and businesses waiting for the next free opportunity to recycle electronic waste (e-waste) and shred confidential documents should plan to attend the E-Waste Recycling and Paper Shredding Event later this month.
Residents and businesses may safely dispose of nearly all electronic devices with a cord and unwanted paper documents on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium, 750 Stadium Dr.
The event, co-sponsored by the City of Durham’s Solid Waste Management Department, Sonoco Recycling, Shimar Recycling, Synergy Recycling, and Durham County Government, will accept nearly all electronic devices with a cord, including:
· Computers, laptops, keyboards, mice, printers, monitors, speakers, copiers, scanners, circuit boards, hard drives, computer parts, etc.
· Televisions, stereo equipment, tape players, receivers, amplifiers, record players, etc.
· Kitchen electronics, such as microwaves, mixers, blenders, choppers, etc.
· Telephones, cell phones, and fax machines
· Hair dryers, curling irons, alarm clocks and vacuum cleaner
· Power tools, cordless tools, etc.
· Electronic toys, such as keyboards and video game systems
· This event will not accept large appliances, refrigerators, air conditioners, or any other appliances that contain Freon.
Confidential paper shredding will also be provided on site. Requirements for shredding include:
· Paper may contain paper clips and staples; however, hanging file folders will not be accepted.
· Only paper should be brought for shredding. CDs, DVDs, and other non-paper items will not be accepted.
· All paper should be loose and not in binders or other binding items made of non-paper.
· Residents may be present to observe their confidential document shredding if the amount to be shredded can fit into one 96-gallon roll cart (approximately 240 pounds of material or approximately eight small, banker boxes of material).
· Participants with larger quantities will have items placed in boxes to be shredded off-site at Shimar Recycling’s secure facility.
According to Larrisha McGill, waste reduction coordinator with the City’s Solid Waste Management Department, residents will not have to leave their vehicles to unload all of their old electronics and paper since staff will be on hand to unload these items. “We hope many of our residents and businesses will take advantage of this free and easy opportunity to keep these items out of our landfills,” McGill said.
Durham residents who can’t make this event can still safely and conveniently recycle their old electronics at the City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Transfer Station), located at 2115 E. Club Blvd. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
For information about items accepted at this event or the City’s recycling facilities, contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 or visit http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/op/swmd/Pages/wr_transfer.aspx.
About the Solid Waste Management Department
The Solid Waste Management Department promotes and supports a high quality of life for the residents of Durham by providing comprehensive, responsive, environmentally-safe, efficient and cost-effective solid waste collection, recycling and disposal programs. Department services include roll-out cart collection, cart delivery and repair service, cardboard collection, yard waste collection, waste reduction and recycling, bulky item pick-up, and disposal services. The 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan, in conjunction with the City’s Strategic Plan, ensures that the department provides professional management that contributes to creating thriving, livable communities and a well-managed city. For more information, visit http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/op/swmd.