|Phillips County begins recycling electronics|
|Written by Chris Lee|
Phillips County has teamed up with Logan County and has begun accepting electronics at the landfill west of Holyoke.
This means the City of Holyoke will no longer like to see electronics in trash picked up by the city. Any items found in the trash will be tagged and set by the dumpster.
With Phillips County teaming up with Logan County, all E-Waste from Phillips will be taken to Logan County’s trailer which will then be taken to a Denver recycling center.
The E-Waste program comes at an ideal time as there is legislation in the works that will make it illegal to take E-Waste at landfills.
The E-Waste Recycling project is in cooperation with Samsung which means any Samsung electronics may be recycled at no charge.
Other items that may be recycled at no charge include keyboards, mice and cables, cell phones, software, Palm Pilots and PDAs.
The county will charge $2 for video or digital cameras, computer towers/CPU, laptop computers, land line phones, car stereos, video game systems and satellite boxes.
Items costing $5 include desktop copiers, servers, desktop ink jet printers, fax machines, VCR, DVD, home stereos and universal power supplies.
Computer monitors, 13-46 inch televisions, 59-inch televisions, console televisions and projection televisions will all cost $8.
A $30 charge will be applied for large commercial computer equipment and large copy machines.
Holyoke City Supt. Mark Brown said every first Wednesday of the month, the city conducts a large item pick up. Residents may stop by the city office, pay them and the city will pick items up and take them to the landfill.
For questions regarding the new E-Waste Recycling project, contact Phillips County Landfill at 854-2166.
Holyoke Enterprise April 5, 2012