'Tis The Season to E-Cycle
The presents have been unwrapped, the leftovers all been eaten, and now we are all enjoying our new gadgets and gizmos. What will happen to your old ones?
Unwanted computers, phones, tablets, monitors and TVs – referred to as electronic waste or “e-waste” – is the fastest growing waste stream in the U.S. With technology constantly changing, we replace our electronics every few years. In 2007 alone, Americans generated about 232 million units of computer and TV-related e-waste, only 18 percent of which was recycled. In addition, it’s estimated that 235 million more units are stored in our basements, closets and garages.
Fayette County residents can recycle their old unwanted electronics (including Christmas Lights) at no cost.
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