Electronics recycling event to be next week

The Regional Recycling District in Pulaski County will hold a free electronics recycling drop-off event on Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30, at the Simmons Bank Arena parking lot on E. Washington Avenue in North Little Rock. 

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Pulaski County residents and businesses can bring old, broken, or obsolete electronic items from computers and printers to televisions, copiers, cell phones, and fax machines from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

“We call it e-waste,” said Craig Douglass, executive director of the Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District. “But it is actually not waste at all, because electronic equipment and its component parts can be recycled and re-marketed for the manufacture of new products.” The collection is for residential households, businesses, non-profits, churches, governments, and schools living and doing business in Pulaski County. “According to the EPA, e-waste is the fastest growing municipal waste stream in the country,” Douglass said. “Our e-waste recycling event is designed to take back this equipment and recycle it to get toxic chemicals like lead and mercury out of the waste stream and out of landfills.”

The Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District in Pulaski County works with the public works departments of Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Maumelle, Jacksonville, Wrightsville, and Pulaski County to help protect our shared environment, stimulate the local economy, and conserve resources by empowering Pulaski County residents and businesses to reduce, reuse, and recycle. 

For more information and a list of acceptable electronic items that can be dropped off and recycled, consumers, and businesses may go to RecyclingUnplugged.com.  

 Acceptable items to recycle include:

Computers and Accessories

  • CRT monitors

  • LCD displays

  • CPUs

  • Laptops

  • Servers

  • Switches

  • UPS systems

  • Wires and Cables

  • Keyboards and Mice

  • Speakers

  • Hard Drives (all hard drives will be securely destroyed)

Audio/Video Equipment

  • Televisions

  • Radios

  • DVD players

  • VCRs

  • Stereos

  • Camcorders

  • Cameras

  • Radios

  • Game systems

Handheld Devices

  • Cell phones

  • Pagers

  • PDAs

  • Two-way radios

Office Equipment

  • Fax machines

  • Copiers

  • Printers and scanners

  • Surge protectors

  • Telephones

  • Typewriters

  • Adding machines and calculators

Household Appliances

  • Microwaves

  • Coffee makers

  • Toasters

  • Hair dryers

  • Vacuum cleaners