Fall Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Event Planned for Rockdale County

 

For Immediate Release

Aug. 9, 2017

 

Fall Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Event Planned for Rockdale County

 CONYERS, Ga. – Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) is holding its second Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding event this year for Rockdale residents and business owners. This event will be held Sat., Sept 9, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the parking lot of the Rockdale County Government Annex, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, 30094.

The first Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling event in May, at the same time and location, drew more than 150 cars through the line to clear out old electronics and shred sensitive documents onsite within the four-hour span of the event.

According to Atlanta Recycling Solutions, participants collectively brought nearly 5,400 lbs. of metal, plastic, glass, computer housing and peripheral equipment to be recycled. A Cut Above, who served as the paper shredding vendor, shredded 3 tons of paper during the event.

Following the success in May, KCRB is offering another free, half-day event to provide the public a place to safely discard and recycle old paper and electronics. As trusted vendors for this event, Atlanta Recycling Solutions and A Cut Above will, again, securely handle all items on site under the close supervision of government staff.

There is a maximum of 4 banker boxes per vehicle allowed for paper shredding, and participants must provide photo ID as proof of an address in the County for both shredding and recycling.

Cash fees will apply to certain items for electronics recycling, including $20 each for TVs and $10 each for CRT monitors. All other electronics are free to recycle. The following is a list of items accepted/not accepted at the event.

 

ACCEPTED ITEMS:

 

Paper Shredding

Papers that are loose, folded or in envelopes.

 

Electronics Recycling

Desktops                                             CD-ROMS                                           Printers

Laptops                                                Floppy drives                                       Fax machines

Servers                                                 Circuit boards                                      Copiers

Mainframes                                         Power supplies                                     Scanners

Network hubs                                      Hard drives                                          Typewriters

Network switches                                UPS and UPS batteries                         Modems

Cell phones                                          Ni-MH/Ni-CAD batteries                     Stereos

Desktop phones and systems               Lithium batteries                                VCR

Keyboards/Mice                                  Blu-Ray players                                      Radios

Check processing                                 Cable/Wire                                           DVD-players

Gaming consoles                                 Gaming controllers                              CD-players

LCD monitors                                     Toner/Inkjet cartridges                         Dock stations

 

 

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:

 

Paper Shredding

Papers containing foreign objects such as spring loader/binder clips or glue/adhesives

Photographs

Hanging metal file folders

Three-ring binders

 

Electronics Recycling

Projection/Console TV’s                     Car batteries                                         Tires

Washer/Dryers                                         Toaster ovens                                      Freezers

Vacuum cleaners                                 De-Humidifiers                                      Blenders

Speakers (wooden)                              Gas-powered tools                               Mixers

Gas grill tanks                                          Household trash                                 Ovens

Battery-powered tools                              Microwave ovens                                Hair dryers

Liquid-containing devices                    Radioactive material                            Ceiling fans

Alkaline batteries                                 Humidifiers                                         Refrigerators

Coffee makers                                     Irons

For more information, please contact KCRB at kcrb@rockdalecountyga.gov or 770-278-7052.