Thursday, August 14, 2008

Free Computer and Electronics Recycling

On August 22 and 23, you can recycle your old computers, stereos, fax machines, copiers, and mobile phones for FREE at Balloon Fiesta Park.

August 22nd is for commercial businesses, and August 23rd is for Albuquerque residents.
Why recycle? Recycling electronics rather than throwing them away protects Albuquerque's environment by preventing dangerous compounds like mercury, lead, and cadmium from leaching into the ground. Plus, the rebuilt electronics are being donated to local schools.

Accepted Items
~Computer monitors (CRTs and LCDs accepted)
~All office-related equipment, including fax machines, copiers, and typewriters
~CPUs (central processing units) including accessories and peripherals
~Consumer electronics including DVD or VCR players and games
~Radios, telephones, and cell phones
~Stereo equipment

Not-Accepted Items
~Home appliances, such as microwaves, stoves, refrigerators, and air conditioners