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Need to toss the TV? Saturday gives folks chance to recycle electronics
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Electronics recycling

  • What: Drop off old electronics, including VCRs, telephones, microwaves, DVD players, computers, keyboard, fax machines, copiers, televisions
  • When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday
  • Where: Wal-Mart, 3875 Mundy Mill Road
  • Cost: No fee for most items; $10 charge for old television sets

Keep Hall County Beautiful is trying to make the world a better place, one busted computer and bag of trash at a time.

This weekend, the group will hold an electronics recycling event and later this month they will have their monthly cleanup.

"We will be collecting used electronics at the Wal-Mart in Oakwood Saturday," said Cindy Reed, Keep Hall County Beautiful director.

Electronics will be taken from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oakwood Wal-Mart, 3875 Mundy Mill Road. The event is being sponsored by Hall County Resource Recovery, Creative Recycling and Wal-Mart. After the event is over, Creative Recycling crews will remove the collected materials for processing.

Acceptable materials include VCRs, telephones, microwaves and DVD players. If you need to get rid of that old office equipment, computers, keyboards, fax machines and even copiers are also among the accepted materials. There isn’t a fee for most items, but there is a $10 charge to cover the additional processing required to handle old television sets.

The electronics recycling may be timely for those with outdated televisions; the digital TV switch takes place today.

The regular, monthly Hall County cleanup that was originally planned for this weekend has been rescheduled to June 27.

"Every month we try to pick a different location in the county," Reed said. "This month we’re focusing on North Hall. We’ll meet at Sardis Elementary at 9 a.m. (on June 27)."

Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly cleanup. Participants don’t even have to worry about bringing their own materials.

"We’ll provide bags and gloves," Reed said. "We even have a few of the (trash pickup sticks) available."