Discard old electronics Aug.1 in Sebastian

SEBASTIAN — Getting a new laptop, calculator or cell phone for the new school year and not sure what to do with the old ones? Doing some summer cleaning and finding old CD players, stereos, head phones and answering machines to discard of, but not sure how to do it in an environmentally-friendly way? Mark your calendar for Saturday, Aug. 1. Indian River County Solid Waste Disposal District ( S.W.D.D.)  and Keep Indian River Beautiful (K.I.R.B.) will be hosting an Electronics Recycling Event in the North County behind the Sebastian City Hall on Main Street.  Indian River County residents may dispose of their electronics during this event at no charge. There will be giveaways for everyone who recycles and AERC Recycling Solutions, the company handling the collection and proper disposal of the items, will be raffling off a Free Refurbished Laptop. Anyone who recycles electronics will be eligible to win. S.W.D.D. and K.I.R.B. will also be handing out giveaways to everyone who recycles.”We collected over 50,000 pounds of electronics at our January event in Vero Beach, keeping those items out of our county landfill,” said Himanshu Mehta, Managing Director for Indian River County’s Solid Waste Disposal District. “Now we want to make it easy for our North County residents to participate in electronics recycling, as well.”Items that may be recycled include: computers, key boards and mouses; CD, VHS, DVD, MP3 players; fax machines and office equipment; security systems, radios, stereos and speakers; hand-held games and joy sticks; and telephones and answering machines. For a complete list of items, visit the county’s website at  www.ircwaste.com. INFORMATION: Main Landfill (772) 770-5112.

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