Free trash drop off, e-recylcing scheduled

Published 9:15 am Thursday, April 21, 2016

On Saturday, April 23 Davie County is going to celebrate Earth Day with a free trash disposal day. Bring any household items including: tires, yard waste, cardboard, white goods (appliances) and scrap metal. For more questions call Republic Waste Services 336-751-1585. No electronics will be accepted.

A landfill ban on electronics went into effect several years ago in North Carolina making it illegal to dispose of televisions and electronics, such as computers, printers, and video games, in the landfill.  These items must be recycled for proper disposal.

On Saturday, April 30 7:30 a.m.-noon, electronics will be collected for free recycling at the 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.  The county will offer two additional electronic collection events on July 30 and Oct. 29 at the same times and locations.

Contact Republic Waste Services at 751-1585.