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Electronics Recycling Event, October 29

The City is hosting an electronics recycling event on Saturday, October 29 at the Government Center, 11911 Dorsett Road from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Please note that the Millwell entrance will be closed to incoming traffic in an effort to keep traffic flowing. Therefore, the Dorsett entrance will be used for entering the recycling event and the Millwell entrance will be used for exit. 

Recycling services will be provided by Midwest Recycling Center (MRC),  a company certified in environmentally safe and secure recycling. They accept almost any item that has a cord or battery. With the exception of CRT TVs, this recycling service is free. To see the event flyer, please click here.

CRT Television Recycling Cost

Please note that there is a fee for recycling CRT (glass screens with large backs) TVs. Recycling CRT computer monitors is free of charge. Please bring cash or check; MRC does not accept credit cards. The fee schedule is as follows: 
•   TVs up to 26": $30
•   TVs 27" and Larger: $50
•   Any Size Consoles/Rear Projection: $50

 

Examples of Accepted Items

  • Alkaline Batteries ($1 per pound) 
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops
  • Hard Drives
  • Cell Phones
  • Pagers
  • Radios/Stereos
  • Scanners
  • Speakers
  • VCR
  • DVD
  • Fax Machines
  • Answering Machines
  • TVs
  • Furnaces
  • Water Heaters
  • Air Conditioners
  • Microwaves
  • Power Tools
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Lawn/Garden Equipment

Items Not Accepted

  • Smoke Detectors
  • Glass Lamps
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Light Bulbs
  • VHS Tapes

Secure Destruction Practices for Computer Hard Drives

The destruction practice used by MRC depends upon the type of computer hard drive recycled and the number of hard drives collected at a given event. Each practice is equally effective in rendering a hard drive inoperable, thus protecting your personal information. 

  1. Shredding Process:  Hard drives are sent through MRC's industrial hard drive shredder. It comes out in to pieces, which in return, renders it inoperable. 

  2. Hole Punch Process: Hard drives are put into MRC's industrial hole punch. A hydraulic cylinder slams through the hard drive, leaving a giant hole in the middle, which in return, renders it inoperable.

  3. Degausing Method:  MRC sends the hard drives through their degausing machine. This fries all of the internal components in the hard drive through the use of magnets, thus rendering it inoperable.

  4. Department of Defense 7-Pass Wipe: MRC's IT department uses an approved method and software that is a DOD 7 pass wipe. These hard drives are audited by a third party company, who has been vetted for compliance. This third party company makes sure MRC is in fact getting everything off of the hard drive, as well as making sure all of systems and hardware are 100% up to date.

For more information, contact Gabby Macaluso at gmac@marylandheights.com or (314) 738-2204.