The City of Oklahoma City, Sony Electronics, Inc. and Waste Management Recycle America invite the public to drop off any brand of used or outdated electronic devices for proper recycling. This drive-through event is being offered free of charge and includes computers, laptops, videogame consoles, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, televisions, VCRs, stereos and cell phones.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
State Fair Park, former All Sports Stadium parking lot
The Oklahoma City event is part of the Sony Take Back Recycling Program, which was launched last September. Sony and WM plan to host similar free recycling events across the country throughout 2008. Through this event, the companies hope to raise awareness and increase electronic recycling, regardless of what the product is or who manufactures it.
The amount of e-waste is on the rise and the issue is becoming increasingly crucial as the FCC-mandated switch to all digital TV signals in February 2009 nears. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, two million tons of e-waste ended up in landfills in 2005, while only about 380,000 tons were recycled.
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* Items that cannot be accepted include microwaves, humidifiers, thermometers, air conditioners, smoke/fire alarms/detectors, large household appliances, such as dishwashers, refrigerators and washer/dryers, and business or commercial electronic waste.