01 Feb 2012 Last updated at 01:25:00 GMT

Arizona to host recycling event for e-waste

ARIZONA, USA (Scrap Monster): The Arizona Department of Environment Quality declared that they will hold a free event on recycling of electronic waste in Cottonwood. The event is scheduled for February 11 from 9 am to 1 pm in the public works yard 1490 W. Mingus.Ave.

They expect people from Cottonwood,Clarkdale,Cornville, Jerome,Sedona and Village of Oak Creek and surrounding areas to come with their broken electronics. It may include TVs, computer equipment, monitors, batteries, chargers, cell phones, VCRs, CD and DVD players, printers, small appliances, fax machines, stereos, cables etc.

The organizers plan to collect tons of unwanted electronics. They were able to collect eight tons in a similar event held last year.

Henry Darwin, the director of ADEQ, said that this is a great opportunity for the residents to dispose their unwanted electronic items.

Certificates will be issued for companies and people donating electronic wastes. The hard drives of these wastes will be erased using state of the art software, and then recycled.

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