ey Biscayne residents and business owners have a week to round up their obsolete cell phones, computers, batteries and other electronic items for environmentally-friendly disposal during the Village’s 7th annual Electronics Recycling Drive.
The free Village Goes Green event is Saturday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. According to information from the Village, the drive-through drop-off site will be at the West Enid Drive on-street parking zone between the Village Hall parking lot and the Winn-Dixie supermarket.
Organizers say participants should look for a tent and lift-gate truck belonging to E-Scrap, the Village vendor, between Village Green Way and Fernwood Road. The drop-off zone is designed for access from the east (Crandon Boulevard or Village Green Way), and will be delineated with barricades and cones.
Participants will be able to drive through the collection area and drop-off acceptable items.
All residents from single-family homes, condos and apartments, as well as local business owners, are invited to participate.
The following items will be accepted:
• Computers and peripherals: hard drives, main frames, laptops, keyboards, printers, scanners, cables, chargers, modems, hubs, PC and laptop batteries and glass-bearing CRT monitors
• Glass-bearing TVs
• Media players: VHS, DVD, CD, tape decks, audio receivers, MP3 players, iPods, chargers and cables
• Other electronics: Copiers, fax machines, telecommunication systems
• Land phones, cell phones, PDAs and chargers
• Mercury-bearing devices including fluorescent lamps, ballasts, capacitors, 4-foot lamps, over 4-foot lamps, U-shaped and circular lamps, UV-fluorescent lamps, neon lamps, HID lamps and HPS lamps
• Batteries including alkaline batteries (A3, AZ, C+D), lead-acid batteries (car – dry or wet), lithium batteries and non-lithium batteries not exceeding 10 pounds
Unacceptable items include white goods such as electrical kitchen equipment, ranges, washers, dryers and dishwashers; household electrical equipment such as irons, toasters, microwaves and hair dryers; tools; and wood console TVs and projector TVs.
E-Scrap will collect the items and recycle them in several ways.
Equipment with residual commercial value is thoroughly tested and cleaned – and wiped clear of data in the case of computers, laptops, etc. – and made available for local and export sales.
Other items are recycled and disposed of under strict environmental regulatory guidelines.
According to E-Scrap literature, “Our expertise in e-waste and hazmat management helps clients remain compliant with state and federal environmental regulations while ensuring that electronic recycling and disposal has no environmental impact.”
For more information, visit www.keybiscayne.fl.gov or contact Mariana Dominguez-Hardie with the Division of Public Works at 305-365-8945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on E-Scrap, visit www.escrapusa.com.