Electronic recycling now offered in PTC

Thu, 05/10/2007 - 5:02pm
By: The Citizen

City also adds cardboard recycling to offerings at center

Peachtree City residents now have a free, “green” option when deciding how to dispose of electronics.

The Peachtree City Public Works Department, which operates the City’s Recycling Center, is working with Creative Recycling in Palmetto to dispose of computer, communications, and office-type equipment that a growing number of people have in their homes.

Among the items accepted are computers, monitors and LCD displays, data cartridges, cameras, hard drives, zip, DVD and floppy drives, keyboards, printers, cell and standard telephones, answering machines, pagers, circuit boards, cables, stereos, camcorders, VCRs, fax machines, typewriters, and projectors.

Many of these items contain potential contaminants that could harm the environment. According to the Creative Recycling web site, the company safely recycles the materials and securely disposes of computer media that may contain sensitive information such as financial data.

The recycling center cannot accept televisions, microwaves, wooden stereo speakers, or light bulbs.

The City has also expanded its services with Newnan Salvage so that residents can recycle all types of cardboard, rather than only corrugated boxes. The recycling center will also be accepting tin cans along with aluminum beverage cans.

Other items the Recycling Center continues to accept include grass clippings, leaves, tree trunks and limbs (3" to 12” in diameter, 4’ maximum length), plastic containers, magazines, and newspapers.

The Peachtree City Recycling Center is located off Rockaway Road near Ga. Highway 74 south and is open on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Proof of residence is required.

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