Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:06 PM
Updated: Jan 10, 2014 10:22 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Many people receive electronic gifts for Christmas like a new laptop, printer, cell phone, or iPod and iPad. So what should you do with the old ones? Recycle!
WBRZ-TV Channel 2, for the sixth year in a row, is teaming up with the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) for our "Recycle Your Electronics Day." The event will take place Friday, January 10, 2014, from 5:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Airline Highway and Florida Boulevard in front of Furniture Mart, the event's corporate sponsor.
WBRZ Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum will be broadcasting LIVE from 5:00A.M. to 7:00A.M and from Noon to 1pm. At the donation site, no heavy lifting of equipment will be necessary. The staff of CACRC will take care of all the work while donors remain in their vehicles. Businesses with large donations should contact CACRC at 225-379-3577.
CACRC is a non-profit organization operating without state funding. The Council accepts public donations year-round.
The CACRC collects the following items: computer hardware, computer accessories, networking equipment, processors, circuit boards, telephones, telephone systems, cell phones/bag phones, pagers, fax machines, security systems, stereos, mp3 players, DVD & VHS players, digital still and video cameras, DVRs, digital picture frames, portable navigation/GPS devices, video games, game consoles and accessories, monitors, telephone/computer cables, uninterruptible power supplies, printers, toner, and ink jet cartridges.
The following items will not be collected: televisions of any type, appliances, furniture, and copiers.
Everything collected will be packed into trucks and brought to CACRC's warehouse downtown. Working gadgets will be refurbished and sold to the public, discounted for low-income families, or given to schools and community centers. Electronics that cannot be reused will be stripped, and their parts are recycled.
For more information on "Recycle Your Electronics Day", visit WBRZ.com.