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Why is Orange County doing this

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									                                                       Electronics                                                                           Electronics
Reusing outdated equipment
and reducing electronics waste.
                                                       Recycling in                         Reusing outdated equipment
                                                                                            and reducing electronics waste.                 Recycling in
Transfer used computers to a non-profit or
charity as soon as you retire them.                   Orange County                         Transfer used computers to a non-profit or
                                                                                            charity as soon as you retire them.            Orange County
PTA Thrift Shop (919) 942-6565                                                              PTA Thrift Shop (919) 942-6565
103 Jones Ferry Rd., Carrboro                                                               103 Jones Ferry Rd., Carrboro
Limited capacity but accepts Pentium II                                                     Limited capacity but accepts Pentium II
and Mac Power PC, or better, computers.
                                                        Computers and                       and Mac Power PC, or better, computers.
                                                                                                                                              Computers and
Machines are tested to ensure they are                  peripherals,                        Machines are tested to ensure they are            peripherals,
working. If you know your equipment doesn't                                                 working. If you know your equipment doesn't
work, deliver it to the Orange County recycling
                                                        televisions,                        work, deliver it to the Orange County             televisions,
program. (See inside).                                   telephones,                        recycling program. (See inside).                   telephones,
Triangle United Way (919) 460-8687                     stereos, VCRs,                       Triangle United Way (919) 460-8687               stereos, VCRs,
Accepts computers with a speed of at                  PDAs, CD players,                     Accepts computers with a speed of at            PDAs, CD players,
least 1GHZ. Also accept all Macintosh products.                                             least 1GHZ. Also accept all Macintosh
For specifications, visit                               DVD players,                        products. For specifications, visit               DVD players,
http://www.rtpnet.org/recycle/wanted.shtml                                                  http://www.rtpnet.org/recycle/wanted.shtml
                                                        radios, tape                                                                          radios, tape
www.explornet.org gets computers                         recorders,                         www.explornet.org gets computers                   recorders,
into schools in need statewide.                                                             into schools in need statewide.
                                                     remotes, speakers,                                                                    remotes, speakers,
Family Violence Prevention Center                                                           Family Violence Prevention Center
(919) 929-3872
                                                        cell phones,                        (919) 929-3872
                                                                                                                                              cell phones,
201 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill                        fax machines,                       201 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill                  fax machines,
Collects used cell phones for clients and to raise                                          Collects used cell phones for clients and to
funds.
                                                          copiers.                          raise funds.                                        copiers.
Visit our website “How do I recycle..?”                                                     Visit our website “How do I recycle..?”
www.co.orange.nc.us/recycling/a-z-recyclery                                                 www.co.orange.nc.us/recycling/a-z-recyclery
                                                     Orange County Solid Waste Management                                                  Orange County Solid Waste Management
for options on specific items.                                                              for options on specific items.
                                                               968-2788                                                                                968-2788
                                                        recycling@co.orange.nc.us                                                             recycling@co.orange.nc.us
           Printed on Recycled Paper                   www.co.orange.nc.us/recycling                  Printed on Recycled Paper              www.co.orange.nc.us/recycling
                   April 2007                                                                                 April 2007
Where do I recycle electronics?                     What does it cost?                                   Where do I recycle electronics?                     What does it cost?
Residents, businesses and other non-                There is no charge to residents, businesses          Residents, businesses and other non-                There is no charge to residents, businesses
residential entities of Orange County may           and other non-residential entities of Orange         residential entities of Orange County may           and other non-residential entities of Orange
recycle unwanted electronics such as                County. Persons with more than 10 monitors,          recycle unwanted electronics such as                County. Persons with more than 10 monitors,
computers and peripherals, televisions,             televisions or computer systems should call          computers and peripherals, televisions,             televisions or computer systems should call
telephones, stereos, VCRs, PDAs, CD players,        968-2788 to schedule a drop-off.                     telephones, stereos, VCRs, PDAs, CD players,        968-2788 to schedule a drop-off.
DVD players, radios, tape recorders, remote                                                              DVD players, radios, tape recorders, remote
controls, speakers, cell phones, phone              Remove all data before recycling.                    controls, speakers, cell phones, phone              Remove all data before recycling.
systems, fax machines, and copiers at the           Orange County makes every effort to maintain         systems, fax machines, and copiers at the           Orange County makes every effort to maintain
            Orange County Landfill                  the integrity of recycling and reuse processes.                  Orange County Landfill                  the integrity of recycling and reuse processes.
        Monday - Friday 7 am to 4 pm                However, to ensure the safety of personal                    Monday - Friday 7 am to 4 pm                However, to ensure the safety of personal
        Saturday 7:30 am to 12 noon.                information OCSWM recommends wiping data                     Saturday 7:30 am to 12 noon.                information OCSWM recommends wiping data
                                                    from computer hard drives before dropping                                                                from computer hard drives before dropping
The landfill is located on Eubanks Road             them off. OCSWM is not responsible for any           The landfill is located on Eubanks Road             them off. OCSWM is not responsible for any
between Highway 86 North and Old NC 86, just        data left on hard drives.                            between Highway 86 North and Old NC 86, just        data left on hard drives.
south of I-40. Enter the main gate, check in at                                                          south of I-40. Enter the main gate, check in at
the scale house and deposit your electronics in     Why is Orange County recycling                       the scale house and deposit your electronics in     Why is Orange County recycling
the labeled electronics recycling trailer located   electronics?                                         the labeled electronics recycling trailer located   electronics?
near the exit gate.                                 Innovation and technological change are              near the exit gate.                                 Innovation and technological change are
Orange County residents may recycle                 causing rapid obsolescence, drastically              Orange County residents may recycle                 causing rapid obsolescence, drastically
electronics at the Solid Waste Convenience          increasing the amount of electronics trash.          electronics at the Solid Waste Convenience          increasing the amount of electronics trash.
Centers located throughout the county:              North Carolina landfills an estimated 51,000         Centers located throughout the county:              North Carolina landfills an estimated 51,000
      Bradshaw Quarry Rd.                          tons per year.                                             Bradshaw Quarry Rd.                          tons per year.
      *Eubanks Rd.                                 CRT’s from televisions and computer monitors               *Eubanks Rd.                                 CRT’s from televisions and computer monitors
      *Ferguson Rd.                                are a source of lead, cadmium and other heavy              *Ferguson Rd.                                are a source of lead, cadmium and other heavy
      *High Rock Rd.                               metals going into landfills. Recycling these               *High Rock Rd.                               metals going into landfills. Recycling these
      *Walnut Grove Church Rd.                     items reduces the amount of potentially toxic              *Walnut Grove Church Rd.                     items reduces the amount of potentially toxic
Look for the labeled electronics recycling          metals being landfilled, and reuses the metals       Look for the labeled electronics recycling          metals being landfilled, and reuses the metals
trailers. *Used but re-usable computers can be      instead of extracting them by mining, which has      trailers. *Used but re-usable computers can be      instead of extracting them by mining, which has
placed in salvage sheds at these locations.         large environmental impacts.                         placed in salvage sheds at these locations.         large environmental impacts.
Curbside electronics collection.                    Orange County's electronics recycling program        Curbside electronics collection.                    Orange County's electronics recycling program
Town residents of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and         is paid for with landfill fees and other income to   Town residents of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and         is paid for with landfill fees and other income to
Hillsborough can take advantage of bulky            the Solid Waste Management Department.               Hillsborough can take advantage of bulky            the Solid Waste Management Department.
curbside collection services to recycle             There is no charge for this service.                 curbside collection services to recycle             There is no charge for this service.
electronics. Contact Public Works for collection                                                         electronics. Contact Public Works for collection
information:                                        Visit our website for more information on the        information:                                        Visit our website for more information on the
      Carrboro 918-7425                            development of cleaner technologies and                    Carrboro 918-7425                            development of cleaner technologies and
      Chapel Hill 969-5100                         electronics recycling regulation on                        Chapel Hill 969-5100                         electronics recycling regulation on
      Hillsborough 732-2104 ext. 222               local, state, federal and international levels.            Hillsborough 732-2104 ext. 222               local, state, federal and international levels.

								
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