Arkansas State University-Mountain Home’s (ASUMH) Stream Team is holding a free two-day electronic waste recycling drive on Friday, June 13 (2 p.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday, June 14 (8 a.m. – 2 p.m.) on the ASUMH campus, in front of Gotaas Hall (parking lot 1-B). Participants may drop off items such as computers, fax machines, printers, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, phones and electronic cables. Businesses, schools, non-profit groups, and residents are invited to participate. Waste from businesses and large quantities will be accepted by appointment on Friday, June 12. Businesses must provide manpower required to unload or have waste palletized and shrink-wrapped. A forklift will be available to assist with unloading. Residents should bring their electronic waste on Saturday, June 13 on a first come, first served basis.
Why recycle electronics? Banned at most landfills, electronic waste is the fastest growing part of the solid waste stream. Presently only about 18% of electronics are being recycled in the United States and contain heavy metals, flame retardants, and other compounds known to cause health problems.
ASUMH’s electronic waste drive is sponsored by ASUMH, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Ozark Mountain Solid Waste, Baxter County, the City of Mountain Home, Start 2 Start Recycling, and Baxter Day Service.
This event will require a lot of volunteers to assist with traffic, unloading and staging. Volunteers can work as little as two hours. Water, snacks, shaded break areas, and lunch will be provided. Ecological volunteering is great for resume building and our planet will thank you.
Contact Amanda Herd, 870-508-6214, firstname.lastname@example.org for questions, to schedule an appointment, or register to volunteer.