|The trucks and vehicles were lining up at the Langlade County Fairgrounds’ multi-purpose building this morning, filled with old computers, televisions and other electronics bound for the scrap heap.|
The electronics recycling event will run today until 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon as a cooperative fund-raising effort between AVAIL, Inc., Advocates for Domestic and Sexual Abuse in Langlade County, and the Good News Project of Wausau, which promotes e-cycling.
Electronics will be accepted for a fee of 30 cents a pound. The list of acceptable materials is a long one, and includes computers, laptops and monitors, mice and keyboards, printers and scanners, fax machines and copiers, any size or type of television, microwaves, phones and cell phones and just about any other electronic devices with a cord.
And since the items are no longer accepted in landfills or by most waste haulers, the service provides an excellent way to get rid of unwanted, obsolete or broken items at a reasonable cost.
Non-acceptable items include liquids, paints and chemicals, large appliances, batteries or fluorescent bulbs, newspaper, cardboard and cans.
Experience at last electronic recycling events has made the process easy and safe, with data security guaranteed. Drive-up and drop-off is simple and a pick-up service is available for an extra charge by calling Mike at the Good News Project, 715 843-5985.
To drop off more than 20 items, call for an appointment.
All recycling customers will be offered a $25 voucher from Arlen’s TV & Appliances that may be used toward any television purchase over $500.
Paul Grinde, a volunteer with Good News Project places a television on the scale for weighing as this morning's recycling event got underway. Also pictured are Ann Steele of the Good News Project and Ron Wolf, a board member for AVAIL, Inc.