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Tallmadge -- The city of Tallmadge collected more than 100,000 pounds of electronics during its Electronics Recycling Drive at Tallmadge High School Oct. 26.
According to Lloyd Alger, information systems manager for the city, during a six-hour time span about 1,400 vehicles stopped by to donate old, broken, outdated and unwanted electronics, which made this year's event "immensely successful."
"We could not have done this without the help of volunteers from Tallmadge High School, workers from our Recreation Center and City Hall, our Auxiliary Officers from the Tallmadge Police Department, volunteers from the Tallmadge City Council, and especially with the help of workers from our own Service Center," he said.
The recycling drive gives residents from Tallmadge and surrounding communities the opportunity to dispose of electronic devices in an "environmentally responsible and safe manner," instead of throwing them away in the trash. When disposed of improperly, devices that contain corrosive liquids might harm people and the environment, Alger said.
This was the fourth time the city has put on the drive. Its largest turnout was in 2011 when about 1,500 vehicles stopped by to drop off a total of 75,409 pounds of electronic devices.
The city plans to organize the free recycling drives every other year, with the next one in 2015. Typically, fees of about $10 are charged to recycling some items, such as large televisions.
Those who were unable to come can contact Summit Reworks at 330-374-0383 or visit www.summitreworks.com for a list of local vendors that accept electronics.
For more, see the Nov. 3 edition of the Tallmadge Express.
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