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May 13, 2013

Corbin to host electronic recycling day

Old computers, TVs among electronic items to be accepted


The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / staff writer

As technology changes, so does the hardware.

That means older computers, televisions and other electronic equipment have to find their way out of your home or office, and into the waste bin.

And this Saturday, the Corbin Recycling Center’s ready to take ‘em.

Their annual electronics recycling drive, or “E-Cycling,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Recycling Center, located on 805 South Main Street.

What can be accepted this Saturday? Unwanted, unused, outdated, non-working or broken electronics, — including old analog televisions — can be brought to the recycling center. There will be a small charge for old TV’s, and pickup for larger items will also be available.

Corbin Recycling director Steve Mills said last year’s E-Cycling drive brought in some 25 tons of electronics to their center. He added the crew’s ready to take in another big batch of old electronic stuff.

“We’re talking about old computer equipment, old radios and tape players, cell phones, copiers, printers, vacuum cleaners, microwaves, old stereos — anything that’s electronic,” Mills explained in an interview earlier this month.

While recycling of electronics has been going on full-time at Corbin Recycling for two years, he noted the E-Cycling Saturday drive is usually held in April or May, and has been going on for quite some time.

A big reason for the Saturday drive? It’s convenient for working folks.

“We take electronic equipment every day, but this is for people who can’t come here and recycle during the week. They work, and there’s a lot of people who are off Saturday and we’re usually closed that day. Being open this Saturday helps them out,” Mills said.

And, even though this Saturday is for recycling electronics, Mills pointed out those wanting to recycle can bring anything in they want, such as plastics, mixed paper and newspaper, glass bottles and jars, and cans.

If you need more information on E-Cycling Saturday, contact Corbin Recycling at 280-5512.