Great Parks and Cohen Recycling are once again combining their conservation efforts by partnering on an electronic waste collection event.
The event, which will be held on Nov. 11 at Winton Woods Harbor from 9 a.m. to noon, will finally give Cincinnatians a chance to dispose of their old computers, cell phones, remotes and batteries — keeping the dangerous materials out of landfills.
According to a press release, all of the following items will be accepted:
- Cell phones
- Fax machines
- LCD Screens
- Hard drives
- CRT Monitors
- Cable/satellite boxes
"Electronic waste can include extremely dangerous materials, such as leaded glass and mercury, that do not break down in landfills and can damage the environment,” Stephanie Bacher, sustainability coordinator at Great Parks, said in a press release. “These dangerous chemicals can leach into water sources, impacting habitats and watersheds, so we’re excited to divert as much of it as possible at this event.”
Any item with a cathode ray tube, like old televisions and flat screen TVs, will come with a $10 fee to recycle at the event. Light bulbs, wood, paper and cardboard, refrigerators and freezers will not be accepted. There is no limit on the number of electronic items you can recycle during the event.
The two organizations will also be teaming up for their annual holiday lights recycling program later this winter.
For more information about the electronic waste recycling event, visit greatparks.org.
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