David Gyuro, a Life Scout with Mill Creek Boy Scout Troop 221, has organized a free electronics recycling drive as his Eagle Scout project. The event is scheduled for this Saturday, July 28th from 9 AM to 2 PM in the Mill Creek Community Association parking lot.
Gyuro wants to keep unnecessary items out of landfills, “Each year, millions of pieces of unwanted and/or unusable computing or electronics equipment find their way into our local landfills. Many of these items contain components or chemicals which are harmful to our environment.”
“In order to offer the best service to the community, I have teamed with a local recycling company called 1 Green Planet (www.1greenplanet.org), a zero waste, zero landfill recycling operation, who will provide containers and additional manpower to haul away the items that I collect. They are experts at dealing with unwanted items and will ensure that the items collected are handled in the most environmentally appropriate way.”
“With the support of 1 Green Planet and my Boy Scout troop, I am able to collect computing items such as hard drives, printers, monitors and keyboards, plus household electronics like TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, other appliances and more.”
“If you have questions about whether you can drop off a specific item during this recycling drive, please check out the 1 Green Planet website for a more detailed list. I cannot collect paint, propane tanks or household chemicals during the recycling drive, but I can accept any type of computing or electronics items and appliances.”
Examples of recyclable items are:
Computers - laptops, printers, scanners, modems, batteries, wires, toners, faxes, etc.
Appliances - washers, dryers, refrigerators, water heaters, etc.
Stereos - CD, DVD, VHS, cassette players, speakers, etc.
Televisions - monitors, etc.
Bicycles – motorcycles, cars, trucks, car-boat, motorcycle batteries, etc.
Barbecues (no propane tanks) - lawn mowers (please empty gasoline and oil,) fitness equipment, medical equipment, etc.