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Recycle electronics Saturday at Fairgrounds
Computers, microwaves among items accepted
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Jason and Dylan Stiteler look through some of the electronics dropped off during last years electronics recycling event. - photo by File photo

If you’re going

•  What: Recycle Your Old Electronics
•  When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
•  Where: Cumming Fairgrounds, Parking Lot 3
• Cost: $5 donation per carload, plus $10 for TVs
• Online: www.forsythco.com

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful will hold its annual fall electronics recycling day on Saturday.

“Recycle Your Old Electronics” will be held at the Cumming Fairgrounds Parking Lot 3 in conjunction with the national America Recycles Day.

Residents can drop off computers, stereos, microwaves, telephones, printers, cell phones, DVDs and other items.

The minimum donation per carload for drop-off is $5 and an additional $10 fee will apply for TVs.

The electronic recycling event is held twice a year in spring and fall.

Residents have been known to recycle more than 90,000 pounds of electronics in November, a record Keep Forsyth County Beautiful hopes to top this year.

“This event is always well attended by the community,” said Tammy Wright, director of the organization.

“It is always impressive to see how many people turn out to recycle their old electronics and truly make a difference in preserving a clean environment for future generations.”

The November 2009 collection took in about 66,000 pounds of electronics.

Some items can not be accepted, such as wooden console TVs, toaster ovens, washers, dryers and refrigerators.

For a complete list of acceptable items, visit Keep Forsyth County Beautiful’s department page at www.forsythco.com.