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Interest in electronics recycling remains high
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Dan White helps sort donations Saturday during the Electronics Recycling Day lead by Keep Forsyth County Beautiful. - photo by Autumn Vetter

About 200 vehicles dropped off old, unused electronics for recycling during the recent Keep Forsyth County Beautiful collection effort.

The weight totals from the spring event haven’t come in yet, but the amount recycled likely is down from previous ones, said Tammy Wright, environmental programs manager.

“I would attribute that mostly to that fact that we now take electronics on a daily basis at our Tolbert Street center,” Wright said.

“We kind of expected the event to drop down a little bit once the word got out, but we’re just happy to offer both options.”

The Tolbert Street Center has been accepting electronics for recycling for about a year.

During that time, the center has taken in about 126,000 pounds of electronics, Wright said. A typical electronics recycling event, such as the one Saturday at the Cumming Fairgrounds’ parking lot 3 off of Castleberry Road, draws about 30,000 pounds.

Accepted items included laptops, stereos, CD players, cell phones, microwaves and cameras, among others.

Last fall’s event set a record, tallying more than 46,000 pounds dropped off by more than 300 vehicles.