Ready to get rid of some outdated electronic equipment?
Edmonds Community College will offer free electronics recycling to the campus community 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wed., March 6 in the campus courtyard and to the public 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., March 16, in the college's parking lot A, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Signs will be provided for the community recycling event from the entrance at 68th Avenue West and 200th Street SW.
Free to recycle will be computers, laptops, monitors, TVs, and cell phones. Other electronics — such as washers, dryers, VCRs, and printers — will be accepted for a small fee. Collected cell phones will be used to raise funds for a Susan G. Komen event to the help in the fight to end breast cancer.
The recycling event is sponsored by Edmonds CC and Lynnwood-based E-Waste, an electronics recycler.
Mercury, lead, cadmium, and other hazardous and toxic material can be found in electronic waste, and the Environmental Protection Agency reported in 2009 that more than 82 percent of used electronics went to landfills and incinerators.