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Author:  crow [ Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Electronic Recycling At The Landfill

Recycle your electronics at Southwest Solid Waste Authority 318 Ridge Road, Silver City, NM 388-8051
Working and non-working items accepted
Most anything battery operated or with an electrical cord

Audio/Visual Equipment
Cable TV Boxes
Cameras, still and video
CD and MP3 Players
Cell Phones
Game Boys, X-Box Play Stations, Wii, Nintendo, etc.
Stereo Equipment & speakers
tape recorders
Telephones, answering machines, etc
Test equipment
TiVo, DVRs
VCR and DVD players

Computers & Office Equipment
Computer Equipment
Bar Coding Equipment
Circuit Boards and other computer parts
Communication Systems
Electrical cords and cables
Fax machines
Hard Drives & Memory
Microfiche Readers
Peripherals: external drives, plotters, printers, modems
Power Supplies, UPS

Small Household Appliances
Blenders and food processors
Carbon Monoxide Monitors
Carpet cleaners
Coffee and tea makers
Crock pots
Fire & Smoke alarms
Hair dryers, curling irons, etc
Hot plates
Lamps without the bulbs
Mixers and food processors
Sewing machines
Toasters, toaster ovens
Vacuum cleaners

NO Large household appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators, see below). NO lightbulbs. NO explosive or radioactive materials. NO alkaline batteries, NO CDs, cassette tapes, VCR tapes or floppy discs. NO Pots & pans.
Call 575-519-8987 with questions

"Silver City, NM (September 25, 2012). Southwest Solid Waste Authority has just begun accepting electronic waste (e-waste) at the main landfill at 318 S. Ridge Road. Besides computer equipment all types of electronic equipment and small household appliances are also accepted. It doesn’t even have to work. Basically, anything that plugs in or is battery powered can be recycled.

You can bring your old TVs, computers and other electronic items to the landfill and the attendant at the scale house will direct you to the drop-off area. A comprehensive list of accepted items is on the Town website, http://www.townofsilvercity.org. You can also call the landfill at 388-8051 with questions. E-waste recycling is available to all Grant County residents and businesses and is subject to the one ton per month policy.

Large appliances like washers, dryers and refrigerators are not accepted for e-waste but there is a separate area at the landfill for these items. Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries are not recycled and may be disposed of with household trash. Alkaline batteries made after mid-1990 no longer contain mercury. They are made from the common elements zinc and manganese dioxide, which do not pose a serious environmental concern.

The collected e-waste will be transported to Tucson and processed by UNICOR. This is the same company that helped the Recycling Advisory Committee recycle 25 tons of e-waste at the Earth Day collection in April. UNICOR gives federal inmates an opportunity to voluntarily participate in a work program. While developing job skills, these inmates improve their self-worth and prepare for release. Inmates use their earnings to pay victim restitution and court-ordered fines, as well as family and child support obligations.

UNICOR's processing methods begin with receiving, testing, and evaluating the equipment. Equipment is first assessed to determine whether it can be used for its original purpose. If reuse is not an option, the equipment is de-manufactured for recycling. UNICOR ensures security and integrity through traceability. Functioning equipment is cleaned, hard drives are wiped, and all drives are checked for media before the equipment is sold to other companies or donated to local schools for reuse. All hard drives are cleaned in accordance with Department of Defense high-level security wiping procedures (5220.22M).

Nonfunctioning equipment is broken down into its component parts, which are segregated and sold to reprocessors. These commodities, in turn, are sold to carefully screened buyers who use the base materials in the manufacture of new products.

The recycling of these materials saves precious resources, saves space in the landfill and creates jobs".


Author:  ynotwrite2 [ Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Electronic Recycling At The Landfill

thank you , its been awhile coming, we appreciate it.

Author:  newerResident [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Electronic Recycling > what about laptop Li battery?

Anyone know where I should dispose my non-functioning battery from my laptop?

note: on the battery it has a blue sticker with the recycle symbol on it with the writing "Li-ion00".

Author:  terry [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Electronic Recycling At The Landfill

Laptop batteries are a type of rechargeable battery. They can be recycled along with computers and other electronics at the landfill e-waste drop-off.
In town Radio shack and Ace Hardware also recycle rechargeable batteries.

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