Electronics recycling drive accepts TVs, computers, microwaves

An electronics recycling drive is scheduled for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 through Sept. 13 at the back parking lot of the Native Village of Eyak office. The drive will provide an opportunity to preserve landfill space and to safely recycle materials that can be hazardous to health and to the environment, organizers said. Hazardous materials found in electronics include cadmium, lead and hexavalent chromium. Electronics recycling also offers an opportunity to recover precious metals, engineered plastics and other materials that require significant energy to manufacture.

Items accepted at the recycling drive include televisions, computers, computer monitors, printers, digital cameras, stereos, audio/visual equipment, phones, microwaves, VCRs, DVD players and CD players. Items that will not be accepted include dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners and smoke detectors.