E-Scrap event scheduled for Nov. 1

Chris Cooper Managing Editor

October 26, 2013

The Logan County Fiscal Court has scheduled another E-Scrap event for disposing of old office equipment and electronics. If you have any old office equipment or electronics such as radios, computers, printers, copiers, televisions, vacuum cleaners that you no longer want, you can bring them behind the old courthouse in Russellville Friday, Nov. 1.

This is one of several recycling events held for the disposal of old electronics and is a service to the citizens to supply a place to have it hauled off. It is free of charge unless you bring a television then it is $5 per television set (any size).

The company recycling the electronics is out of Knoxville, Tenn.

This event is something the county likes to do a couple of times a year to help dispose of old electronic equipment. According to both Judge/Executive Logan Chick and the county’s solid waste coordinator Dwight Cockrill, this event has proven to be something the community likes. Turnouts have been big in the past.

Chick says the event gives people the opportunity to do the right thing with their old equipment. You cannot haul televisions to the landfill, and without an event such as this, they may end up in a sink hole.

You can bring any kind of small electrical equipment, even electric skillets, but they do not take big appliances such as washing machines, stoves or refrigerators. Chick said if you have large appliances you can take them to Cumberland Scrap on Morgantown Road and get paid for recycling them.

According to Cockrill, the company says they can erase the information off of old computers before they recycle them using a Department of Defense Wipe.