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Decatur hosting Spring Electronics Recycling Day this weekend


Decatur hosting Spring Electronics Recycling Day this weekend

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The city of Decatur will host another Spring Electronics Recycling Day event this weekend, according to a city newsletter.

Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, anyone can stop by Decatur Public Works, located at 2635 Talley St., to recycle old electronics and Styrofoam or to safely shred and recycle documents. Participants should enter from Columbia Drive, the city said.

The city offers two recycling events each year – one in the spring and one in the fall. The event is not limited to Decatur residents, so anybody (including businesses and institutions) can attend.

Recyclable items include computers, cameras, radios, projectors and more. Go here for a full list of shreddable and recyclable items.

People should opt to recycle electronics because computers, printers and other electronics contain potentially dangerous chemicals such as mercury and lead, which can be toxic to living things and human health if allowed to leach into our groundwater from a landfill, the city said.

Those recycling computers should clear their hard drives before bringing them in to the event.

Recyclables must be dropped off during the hours of the event. Early drop-offs are not possible.

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