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Recycle your unwanted electronics Saturday

Lucas County Rec Center hosting drop-off to benefit Nature’s Nursery
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Published: Mar. 27, 2021 at 8:42 AM EDT
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MAUMEE, Ohio (WTVG) - If you have unused or unwanted electronics you would like to recycle, today is the day.

The Lucas County Rec Center in Maumee will host an e-cycling event Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. A suggested donation of $10 per carload will go to Nature’s Nursery in Whitehouse.

Full details in the news release below:

Nature’s Nursery has teamed up with AIM ECycling to offer Toledo area residents an earth friendly and secure way to properly dispose of old electronics. “E-Cycling For The Animals” will take place on March 27th from 10am-2pm at The Lucas County Rec Center, and offers an easy and affordable way to keep old electronics out of landfills, make sure your personal electronic data is securely destroyed and help Nature’s Nursery share their mission to care for local wildlife and their habitats.

There are more than 50 million tons of discarded electronics, also known as e-waste, produced every year. In the U.S. alone, more than 30 million computers are discarded annually, and that number shows no sign of decreasing in the future. The precious metals in circuit boards and other metals, including steel, copper and aluminum, as well as the plastic in exterior cases, can all be recycled from old computers, printers, telephones, monitors, cameras, game consoles, and other electronic devices reducing the amount of harmful waste in landfills. In addition, many of these devices store personal data and financial information that pose a threat of identity theft or worse if not properly destroyed.

On Saturday March 27th from 10am-2pm, area residents and businesses can drop off electronics at The Lucas County Rec Center, Key Street entrance, 1800 Key Street Maumee Ohio. A donation of $10 per carload is suggested for Nature’s Nursery (A 501c3 Organization). While most electronics will be accepted it is important to note the list of items below that will NOT be accepted at this drop off:

What WILL NOT Be Accepted:

-TV’s

-CRT/ Non Flatscreen Monitors

-Air Conditioners

-Appliances

-Florescent Bulbs

-Alkaline Batteries

-All Other NON Electronic Items

Such As Furniture/Toys/Clothing

What WILL Be Accepted:

-Laptops

-Computers

-Printers

-Hard Drives

-Modems

-Flat Screen Monitors

-Cables

-Speakers

-Keyboards

-Cameras

-Cellphones

-Radios

-Game Systems

-Fax Machines

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