DIDJA KNOW…that it is illegal to dispose of electronic waste in our landfills!!?? Woooo…we’re so busted!! Therefore with over a billion computers in daily use around the world, the safe disposal of old computers is of grave concern for local ground water that soaks up the chemicals in them; like lead, cadmium, mercury and more!
Newport HIgh School’s Robotics Team and Environmental Club reminds us that much of this waste can be recycled and reused. NHS has teamed up with Thompson Sanitation, Dahl Disposal and the Lincoln County Solid Waste District to do something about this “leaking problem.” They want us to take our old computers, monitors, printers and other peripherals lying around our garage or back bedroom to Newport High School, west parking lot, at SE 2nd and Eads Streets. The collection operation will run April 19th and 20th, from 10am to 5pm. And it’s 100% free, free, free! The last time I dropped off an old 19 inch monitor at a transfer station it cost me 11 bucks! So this IS a big deal!
Acceptable items include computers of all types, mice, scanners, speakers, thumb drives, memory cards, hubs, printers, fax machines, game consoles, hand-held electronic games, stereo audio equipment, vcr and dvd players, camcorders and cameras, MP3 players, microwave ovens, ink and toner cartridges, cables, power supplies, cellular, corded or cordless phones, batteries (NO CAR BATTERIES!) and TV’s but none heavier than 75 pounds.
If the above is not clear enough for you, you can call 541-265-4171 for any further questions you may have.