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Recycle Your Old Electronics

Posted March 25, 2010 10:09 a.m. EDT

Do you have an old computer, VCR, or maybe some old cell phones sitting around that you’d like to get rid of WITHOUT just sending them to a local landfill? You CAN this weekend! Our sister station, FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV) has teamed up with Creative Recycling Systems for a FREE E-cycling event. It’s THIS Saturday, March 27 from 10am - 2pm at THREE Home Depot parking lots in Cary, North Raleigh and Durham:
• Home Depot in Durham on Mt. Moriah Road off 15-501
• Home Depot in North Raleigh on Capital Blvd
• Home Depot in Cary on Walnut Street
All items collected will be processed by Creative Recycling Systems of North Carolina.
Here's a list of some of the dozens of items that will be accepted:

• Computer Monitors – CRTs
• Tape Players
• Printed Circuit Boards
• Computer Monitors – Flat Panel
• CD Players
• UPS (personal & network)
• Televisions – CRTs
• Telephones
• Routers
• Televisions – Flat Screen
• Cell Phones
• Resistors Capacitors
• Desktop Computers
• Fax Machines
• Diodes
• Laptop Computers
• Electronic Games
• Terminals
• Keyboards
• Power & Network Cables
• Rechargeable Batteries
• Mice
• Network Hubs
• Peripherals
• Printers
• Switching boxes
• Military Equipment
• Scanners
• Controllers
• Medical Equipment
• Copy Machines
• Modems
• Telecommunications
• VCRs
• Docking Stations
• Commercial Equipment
• Stereos
• CD Roms
• Office Equipment
• Radios
• Hard Drives
• Banking Equipment
• Mainframes

They will not accept washers, dryers, refrigerators, car batteries, light bulbs or AC units.

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