Do you have an old television or computer monitor cluttering up your office? How about old cell phones that you don’t know what to do with? The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has you covered. The Aquarium, in partnership with City of Virginia Beach Public Works, TFC Recycling, and Goodwill Industries, will offer its semi-annual E-cycling event Saturday, January 23, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Virginia Aquarium East Parking Lot.
Electronic recycling events help to divert electronic waste away from landfills and back into the economy. Since the program’s inception in September 2009, the Aquarium’s e-cycling events have collected nearly 200 tons of electronic material. Each E-cycling event collects an average of 30 tons per event, and events are typically held twice per year.
There will be several categories of items accepted on-site, including:
• Personal computers and laptops
• Telephones, cell phones and PDA’s
• Televisions smaller than 32”
• Circuit boards and components
• Monitors and flat screens
• Fax machines
• Stereo equipment and game systems
• Regular recycling materials such as newspapers, bottles and cans will also be accepted.
Additionally, the E-cycling event will accept household hazardous waste items, including:
• Up to five gallons of liquids or up to 75 pounds of dry materials
• Aerosol spray cans
• Automotive fluids
• Batteries: Alkaline (AA, AAA, C, D), Boat, Car, Camera, Cell phone, Hearing aid, Lead acid, Lithium, Rechargeable, Trucks
• Household cleaners
• Gasoline (up to 5 gallons)
• Pool Chemicals
• Light bulbs – small quantities of CFLs or fluorescent tubes
• Oil and water based paint
• Propane tanks (small – up to 20 lb. capacity)