Rockdale: It’s time to get rid of your old electronics, paper piles

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Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) is holding an Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding event for Rockdale residents and business owners. The E-Recycling and Paper Shredding Event will be held Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the parking lot of 1400 Parker Road, Conyers.

The free, half-day event will provide the public a place to safely discard and recycle old documents and electronics, regardless of working condition.

There is a maximum of 4 banker boxes per vehicle allowed for paper shredding, and participants must provide photo ID as proof of an address in the county for both shredding and recycling. Professional electronics recycling and paper shredding companies will securely handle all items on site under the close supervision of government staff.

In total, the two Paper Shredding and E-Recycling events held in 2018, KCRB, the community and our vendors helped keep 4,000lbs. of electronics and hazardous materials out of landfills and recycled nearly 7 tons of paper.

Cash fees will apply to certain items for electronics recycling, including $25 each for TVs and $15 each for CRT monitors. All other electronics are free to recycle.

The following is a list of items accepted/not accepted at the event.

 

Accepted paper shredding items:

Papers that are loose, folded or in envelopes.

 

Items not accepted for paper shredding:

Papers containing foreign objects such as spring loader/binder clips or glue/adhesives

Photographs

Hanging metal file folders

Three-ring binders

 

Accepted electronics recycling:

Desktops                                             CD-ROMS                                           Printers

Laptops /Tablets                                    Floppy drives                                       Fax machines

Servers                                                 Circuit boards                                      Copiers

Mainframes                                          Power supplies                                     Scanners

Network hubs                                       Hard drives                                          Typewriters

Network switches                                 UPS and UPS batteries                         Modems

Cell phones                                           Stereos

Desktop phones and systems                 Lithium batteries                                  VCR

Keyboards/Mice                                   Car Batteries                                        Radios

Check processing                                  Cable/Wire                                           DVD-players

Gaming consoles                                  Gaming controllers                               CD-players

LCD monitors                                     Toner/Inkjet cartridges                          Dock stations

Blu-Ray players

 

Items not accepted for electronics recycling

Projection/Console TVs                           Tires                                                     Coffee makers

Washer/Dryers                                         Toaster ovens                                       Freezers

Vacuum cleaners                                  De-Humidifiers                                        Blenders

Speakers (wooden)                               Gas-powered tools                                Mixers

Gas grill tanks                                          Household trash                                    Ovens

Battery-powered tools                               Microwave ovens                                 Hair dryers

Liquid-containing devices                     Radioactive material                             Ceiling fans

Alkaline batteries                                 Humidifiers                                          Refrigerators

 

Last year, Rockdale residents and businesses recycled 4,000 pounds of electronics and hazardous materials and 7 tons of paper at two events hosted by KCRB.

For more information, contact KCRB at kcrb@rockdalecountyga.gov or 770-278-7052.

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