State offering free electronics recycling

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A free state-wide electronic waste recycling program is offering Arkansas residents the opportunity to rid their homes of old televisions, computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, cameras, cell phones, VCRs, video game players and other electronic items.

Arkansans may obtain a free, pre-paid UPS mailing label by calling (501) 682-0812 or by going online at www.unicor.gov/recycling/ greenfed/. The electronic items need to be prepared according to UPS shipping rules and delivered to a UPS collection center. There is a 70-pound weight limit per container.

The program, in its second year, is called Project Greenfed and has been highly successful, according to Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District Program Director Director Bill Lord.

It is sponsored by an alliance between the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and UNICOR, a federal prison work program in Texarkana.

Locally, the project is supported by Solid Waste Division of NAEDD. Information on the Greenfed project and other local recycling opportunities may be found at www.nwaedd.org. Click on the Solid Waste tab.

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