BANNED – No Electronics In Landfill; Recycling Day Jan. 29

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 27, 2011

A new landfill ban goes into effect this year in North Carolina making it illegal to dispose of televisions and electronics, such as computers, printers, and video games.
“These items must be recycled for proper disposal,” said Colleen Church, Cooperative Extension agent.
On Saturday, Jan. 29, from 7:30 a.m.-noon, electronics will be collected for free recycling at the county’s center (former landfill) at 360 Dalton Road in Mocksville. Items that will be collected include PCs, hard drives, laptops, televisions, keyboards and mice, servers, cell phones, PDAs, video games, iPod and MP3 players, network equipment, consumer electronics, scanners, printers, copiers, GPS, typewriters, telephone systems, rechargeable batteries, and ink and toner cartridges.  
“There are other recycling options for many of these items, and working electronics can still be donated to places such as Goodwill,” Church said …