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Electronics disposal program slated

Thursday, January 5, 2006

TVs, computers games, DVD players, cell phones -- houses are full of them this holiday season. So what happens to the outdated electronics they replace? A glut of outdated and broken electronics hit the waste stream this time of year and many of these items are harmful to the environment if disposed of improperly. Electronics contain heavy metals like lead, nickel, chromium and silver, all potential health hazards if they seep into the ground water from landfills or improper disposal.

Through a joint federal/state program called Project Green-Fed, Arkansas households can obtain free shipping cartons and have their old electronics picked up at their homes and recycled for free. When it is packed and ready to ship, call FedEx at 888-777-6040 for free pickup.

The package is then shipped to Texarkana where reusable parts are salvaged and recycled.

This program is for residential electronics only.

For more information contact local recycling centers, county judges' offices, or the White River Solid Waste District at 870-793-5233 or e-mail to recycle@wrpdd.org.

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