Electronics collections to be offered May 1

HARRISBURG, April 25 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today said the Greene County commissioners and her office are offering an electronics collection event from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at the Greene County Fairgrounds.

“Over the past three years, we have been able to collect thousands of car loads of electronic devices from residents in Greene County at these events,” Snyder said. “These collections ensure harmful chemicals aren’t released into the environment through improper disposal, and they help our overall recycling efforts in the community.”

Snyder said only one television per vehicle can be accepted, and some waste-handling fees will apply for items containing Freon and for fluorescent tubes.

Electronic items that will be accepted include computers – including laptops, printers and monitors – stereos, cameras, video cassette recorders, telephones, electronic cables, games and calculators.

Items that will not be accepted include sweepers, hair dryers, curling irons, sewing machines, compact discs, alkaline batteries, small kitchen appliances, smoke detectors, thermostats, manuals, paper and Styrofoam.

An additional electronic collections event is scheduled for Sept. 25 (same time and location).

Greene County residents with questions may call Snyder’s Carmichaels office at 724-966-8953.