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March 31, 2014

Saturday is E-Cycle Saturday

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer

Change is inevitable, especially in the world of electronics.

And with the rapid changes in technology come a nagging problem — what to do with all that old stuff?

The Corbin Recycling Center on South Main Street has a solution this Saturday.

Bring ‘em there.

“E-Cycle Saturday” will be this Saturday, April 5, at the center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The recycling center will be accepting all electronic equipment that you’re not using, don’t need or just want to toss it away.

That means stuff like old computer monitors, hard drives, laptops, old out-of-date computers, stereos, vacuum cleaners, microwave ovens, toasters, coffee makers, toaster ovens and other kitchen appliances.

What about television sets?

Not the new high-definition sets that are popular in this age of digital TV, but the old analog TV sets.

The ones with the big glass picture tubes and the heavy cabinets that were popular a generation ago. They were known as “floor models,” “console sets,” “box TV’s” and the ones with the picture tube in a big cabinet.

Yep. Corbin Recycling wants them.

But keep in mind they will be charging only for the older model TV sets.

Last year’s E-Cycle Saturday event in May saw more than two tons of material make its way to the Corbin Recycling Center. That translated into 4,052 pounds of recycled stuff.

Corbin Recycling’s director, Steve Mills, said in an interview at the time that approximately 1,500 people came down to bring their old electronic equipment to be recycled.

In addition, they were also calling days in advance with questions on what they could bring.

At last year’s event, more than 100 old analog TV’s were recycled. All but one of them were taken away two days later.

E-Cycle Saturday is also convenient for working people. The center is usually closed on Saturdays, but once a year, they open up to give folks who work during the week the chance to come down and do their recycling.

The Corbin Recycling Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 am. to 3:30 p.m., and is located at 805 South Main Street, next to City Hall. But keep in mind that while they will take the older analog TV sets this Saturday, the recycling center does not take the older TVs during the regular weekday hours.

If you have a question on what can and cannot be recycled this Saturday, call Randy at the center at 280-5512.

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