An Electronics Recycling Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, in the main parking lot of the New Martinsville campus of West Virginia Northern Community College.
Co-sponsored by Electronics Recycling Services of Bellaire and the New Martinsville campus of West Virginia Northern Community College, the free event is open to the public.
ERS and WVNCC have partnered to offer the free service at the college located at 141 Main St. in New Martinsville.
According to organizer David Seum, outside sales consultant for the Bellaire firm, the event is for the public as well as for businesses to drop off all unusable electronics, except microwaves. Items accepted include computers, networking equipment such as monitors, printers, hubs, switches and cables, telecommunications equipment, fax machines, typewriters, cell phones, copiers without toner cartridges, telephone systems, VCRs and DVD players, cassette players, televisions, electronic games and video game consoles, MP3 players and selected radios, among others.
Seum said he can be contacted at 740-433-5799 or ERS at the website www.ers-international.com for a list of items accepted. He pointed out the firm is certified to provide Auditable Certificates of Destruction to businesses needing such documentation.
As part of the event, Seum said even though the service is free, a “donation jar” will be on site so that those attending can make a donation if they so choose, with the funds raised to be earmarked for the New Martinsville campus Friends of the College group’s scholarship fund.
Larry Tackett, New Martinsville campus dean, said. “This unique service will be useful for those area residents and businesses seeking to safely dispose of unused electronics equipment. We are happy to be partners with ERS to provide such a worthy event.”