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Last updated: April 21. 2014 12:15PM - 583 Views
By - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



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Logan County’s E-scrap event held Friday, April 18, collected numerous television sets and old electrical equipment. The event has been held several times in the past few years and each time proves very beneficial for the citizens of Logan County.


The event allows citizens to bring their old/broken electronics to be recycled. The only cost is $5 per television set, all other electronics are disposed of free of charge. Two trucks trailers were loaded with E-Scrap and countless television sets brought in.


Judge-Executive Logan Chick noted the county has tried to schedule this event at least twice a year. Chick says the event is very popular with the citizens and feels offering it more than once a year is beneficial.


The events are held behind the historic courthouse and items collected include old office equipment such as printers, copiers, fax machines and computers, as well as household items such as televisions, vacuum cleaners, electric skillets, irons, etc.


They do not accept large appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dryers or microwaves. These items can be taken to Cumberland Scrap on Morgantown Road and the owner can get paid for recycling them.


Logan County Solid Waste Coordinator Dwight Cockrill said these events are very important to the environment, because if people have a place to take items such as these, they will not end up on the side of the road or in a sink hole somewhere.


“These recycling events help keep our community clean from illegal dumping, which is a win, win for all of us,” said Cockrill.


The next E-Scrap event will be held in the fall.


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