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An Electronics Recycling Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the parking lot of the Weirton campus of West Virginia Northern Community College.
This free event is open to the public and is co-sponsored by Electronics Recycling Services of Bellaire and the Weirton campus located at 150 Park Ave. on Weirton Heights.
According to organizer David Seum, an ERS environmental service consultant, 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, 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 although the service is free, a “donation jar” will be on site so those attending can make a donation if they so choose, with the funds raised to be earmarked for the Weirton campus Friends of the College scholarship fund.
Mike Koon, Weirton campus dean, urges Weirton area residents and business representatives to “take advantage of this great opportunity to safely unload unwanted electronics equipment. We are pleased to be partners with ERS to provide such a worthwhile service.”