SALISBURY, Md. - If you have old computers, cell phones, televisions, or other electronics laying around your house and you don't know what to do with them, you have the chance to get rid of them and recycle them this weekend.
Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt and the Department of Public Works - Solid Waste Division announce Wicomico County's first electronics-recycling, also known as e-cycling, day. It'll be held at the Newland Park Landfill Saturday from 7:30am - 3:30pm.
Pollitt says this one-day electronic collection event is free to the public and is expected to divert thousands of pounds of electronics from the local solid waste stream. Last fiscal year, the Department of Public Works says it processed and shipped a total of 85.5 tons, or 171,000 lbs., of electronics to be recycled.
Pollitt says residents need only drive to the site with their unwanted electronic equipment. Then workers at the site will unload the vehicles.
"We're proud to offer e-cycling to the community as a responsible way of protecting our environment," said County Executive Rick Pollitt.
After the electronic items are dropped off at the Newland Park Landfill, Pollitt says the county's vendor company SAMR, Inc. will collect them. All hard drives and other media will be wiped clean and/or physically destroyed to ensure data security.