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Friday, August 2, 2013

Electronic waste recycling event in late August

Schools, businesses, public facilities and residents in Clark, Garland and Hot Spring counties can make plans now to participate in the first-ever, free regional Electronic Waste Recycling Event, to be held on Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at three different locations.

Garland County residents can drive in, drive through and drive out of the rear of the Hot Springs Convention Center, Halls A-D, on Church Street, to drop off electronics for recycling.  Items accepted include:  copiers, printers and plotters, audio visual equipment, televisions, fax machines, medical equipment, cameras, tape drives, test equipment, video game players, computer equipment from monitors to mainframes, and more.

Hot Spring County residents can bring electronics to the Hot Spring County Solid Waste Authority, 1904 East Page Avenue in Malvern.  Clark County residents can bring their electronics to the Clark County Fairgrounds, 1501 Highway 67 South in Arkadelphia. This location closes at noon on Saturday.

“This event is designed to handle large volumes of recyclable electronics that may currently be occupying valuable storage space waiting to be discarded,” said Margie Hillistad, Hot Springs Sanitation Department Residential Manager and event chair.  “Additionally, it prevents these items from going to the landfill.”  Residents can also bring smaller quantities to the event, which is sponsored by the Southwest Central Regional Solid Waste Management District in cooperation with the Hot Springs Sanitation Department.  For questions on whether certain electronic items will be accepted, call 321-6911.

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