In celebration of America Recycles Day, on November 15 from 9am-4pm 2TRG is offering a great opportunity to recycle all unwanted electronics, or e-waste. Normally charging $0.25/lb to recycle electronics, 2TRG is accepting all electronics (with exception of CRT monitors and televisions) for FREE in exchange for canned food donations. CRT monitors and televisions will be accepted for reduced fees. The event is open to all residents in the Cincinnati area, including residents of counties outside Hamilton County and in northern Kentucky.
Remember, by recycling these electronics, you are reducing the release of greenhouse gases, saving energy because less energy is being used to manufacture new products, protecting trees, preventing the destruction of natural habitats, conserving natural resources such as wood, water and minerals and curbing landfill growth by keeping 70 tons of waste a year from being deposited.
Accepted electronics include back up batteries, chips, cables, CD-ROM drives, cell phones, circuit boards, computer speakers, CPU’s, docking stations, DVD players, fax machines, hard drives, keyboards, laptops, LCD monitors, mainframes, mice, modems, PDAs, personal copiers, printers, scanners, servers, speakers, tape and disc drives, telephones, terminals and VCR players.
Items can be dropped off with a canned food donation at:
11093 Kenwood Rd, Building 7, Cincinnati, OH 45242
The entrance to their parking lot is marked by a sign for the Blue Ash Distribution Center which has the address of 11085 Kenwood Rd. Electronics can be dropped off at the event door (which will be marked) from 9am-4pm on Monday, November 15.
2TRG is a local company that has a zero landfill policy. They are a Pledged e-Steward company, which means they are committed to keeping toxic materials out of landfills, incinerators and developing countries. 2TRG tries to reuse items that come in before disassembling and recycling them. The recycling fee they typically charge helps to properly dispose material that does not have any commodity value, and helps them employ over 200 people in the Cincinnati area.
Many thanks to Dawn Grzadziel from 2TRG for sharing the details of this great event!