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Decatur to host event for recycling electronics and Styrofoam this Saturday


Decatur to host event for recycling electronics and Styrofoam this Saturday

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Image obtained via the city of Decatur

This Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the City of Decatur is hosting an Electronics Recycling Day at Decatur Public Works, located at 2635 Talley Street.

Most electronics with an electrical cord can be recycled, but no microwave ovens, light fixtures, lamps, household appliances, furniture, or vacuum cleaners will be accepted, according to a recent press release.

In addition to electronics, Styrofoam will also be accepted for recycling. Regulations for recycling Styrofoam goes as follows, as stated in a recent press release:

– Make sure foam has the “6” symbol on it

– Rinse and separate foodservice containers from other foam

– No straws, lids, tape or stickers

– No foam peanuts or insulation material

All metro-area residents are encouraged to participate in this event. All recyclable donations are free-of-charge, except when recycling a cathode ray tube (CRT) TV, which is $10, or a CRT monitor, which is $5. Any fees must be paid with cash in exact change.

To find out more specifics about recyclable items, or to read the FAQs, click here.

Have further questions? Contact Solid Waste Superintendent, Sean Woodson at 404-377-5571.

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