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Electronics recycling comes to Silverdale

Televisions, computers, monitors, VCRs, stereos and cell phones are all welcome items for the Community Electronic Waste Recycling Event at Central Kitsap High School.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Items accepted for a small fee include PC and Mac computers, monitors, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, telephones, answering machines, printers, faxes, copiers and cell phones.

Items dropped off at CKHS will be collected and taken to EcycleNW’s processing site where they will be recycled or disassembled into their component parts and sold to processors. EcycleNW is located in Sequim and also is a sponsor of the event.

“The plastic can be chipped into planters or benches,” said Dan Price, spokesman for the event. “92 to 96 percent of the materials can be recycled.”

Other sponsors for the event include Olympic Printer Resources, American Marine Bank and United Rentals. Fees collected at the CKHS drop site will go toward the cost of hauling the materials away. A small amount of money also will be donated to the CKHS Leadership Class for the 2007-08 school year.

Price added that if people are unable to attend the recycling event, home and business pickups can be arranged.

“(Recycling) is a good way to keep stuff out of landfills, it also reduces the chemicals in landfills,” Price added. “It helps people get rid of (their electronics) in a responsible way ... by reuse and recycling.”

For more information on home or business pickup, call the customer service line at Olympic Printer Resources at (360) 297-8384. For more information on fees and recyclable electronic items, visit www.kitsapgov.com/sw/recycle.asp.

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