I often find dead electronic laying around the homes of my clients. You can’t donate them, you don’t want to fill the landfills, so you need to recycle the electronics, right? According to the site, Earth911, ‘e-waste is growing at three times the rate of other municipal waste and e-waste may be responsible for as much as 70% of the heavy metals in landfills, including 40 % of all lead.’ That’s insane, people!
There is a free electronics recycling event on December 14th in Bethesda, Maryland. Now is your chance to make a difference.
The event is from 12 PM – 4 PM at Walt Whitman High School. I recommend you get there early. Accepted items include:
|CDs & Floppy disks||PDAs|
|CD Players||Microwave Ovens|
|Computers & Computer-Related Products||Projection Equipment|
|Cords, Cables & Chargers||Small Toys|
|Digital Cameras||Televisions (limit 3)|
|Electronic Typewriters||VCRs (not the tapes)|
If you can’t make it on December 14th, the Shady Grove Transfer Station has electronics recycling every day for Montgomery County residents! No need to wait for those special monthly collection events. There is a limit of three TV’s per drop off.
Shady Grove Solid Waste Transfer Station
16101 Frederick Rd
Derwood, MD 20855
* Please use the Car Entrance to the facility.
* Open daily 9:00 AM. to 5 PM (Sunday – Saturday)
* Household Hazardous Waste can only be received during these hours — please do not drop off this
material at other times.
* These hours are only for Montgomery County residents – sorry business owners.