|A new mascot, “Computer MAC,” is helping to promote responsible recycling in Langlade County.|
The amalgamation of parts was created by Mike Husnick and is on display in the main lobby of CoVantage Credit Union in advance of the annual electronics recycling event next Friday and Saturday at the Langlade County Fairgrounds.
The collection, proceeds of which will benefit AVAIL and the Good News Project, will run Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
According to Michelle Arrowood, executive director of AVAIL, the goal of the event is to raise funds for the two organizations while creating an opportunity for families and businesses to responsibly recycle electronics including computers and accessories, TVs, microwaves, phones and just about any electronic device with a cord.
Good News Project helps local communities conduct electronic recycling events throughout Wisconsin and has contracted with responsible electronic recyclers who shred computer hard drives to maintain privacy and who recycle the reclaimed materials into current devices.
People who bring electronics to the fairgrounds will be charged 30 cents per pound. Volunteers will be on hand to unload and weigh all electronics.
Arlens TV & Appliance will offer $25 gift vouchers which can be used toward the purchase of electronics over $500.
New for this year, a pick-up service will be available for those not able to bring electronics to the fairgrounds. An added charge will be made for pick-up items. Arrangements for electronic pick-up can be made by calling Mike Husnick at 715-843-5985 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org before the event.
Michelle Arrowood, AVAIL director, Paul Grinde, Good News Project volunteer, and Mike Husnick, the creator of “Computer MAC” are promoting responsible electronic recycling. MAC will be on display in the CoVantage lobby until he is also recycled next Saturday.