Cash offered in electronics recycling event

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Community members, businesses, and residents from surrounding communities are encouraged to recycle their unwanted electronic items at Lake Michigan College's South Haven Campus during a recycling collection event, being held Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Green Earth Electronics Recycling will be operating the event.

Accepted items include computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, telephones, cameras, DVD players, cords and cables, printers, toner cartridges, cell phones, refrigerators, air conditioners, appliances, and any other electronic items or items with a cord. A $5 hazardous waste fee will be collected for CRT monitors and a $10 fee for tube televisions. All other items are recycled free of charge. All hard drives will be wiped according to Department of Defense specifications or shredded.

Efficiency UNITED will be in attendance offering rebate incentives to customers of a participating utility provider including Indiana Michigan Power, South Haven Public Works, and Dowagiac Electric, when they recycle a working refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier, or room air conditioner. Rebates include $30 for working refrigerators and freezers, and $15 for working dehumidifiers and room air conditioning units. An Efficiency UNITED representative will at the event collecting customer information and rebates will be mailed after information is submitted and processed.

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