The Rome/Floyd Recycling Center is hosting a free computer and electronics recycling day from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday from 9am in the parking lot at State Mutual Stadium.
According to information from the Rome-Floyd Recycling Center, Americans discard approximately 3 million computer systems each year.
In addition to the lead in monitor and television glass, other toxic and hazardous materials are in these electronics and we are striving to keep them out of our environment here in Floyd County," said Marta Turner, recycling center manager. "Materials like mercury, arsenic, cadmium, lithium and more are potentially leaked into our waterways and atmosphere with improper disposal, so we encourage everyone to participate in this important collection event."
Equipment that will be accepted:
Computers and monitors; circuit boards; typewriters; cameras; fax machines/scanners/copiers; modems; VCRs and DVD players; answering machines; radios; stereo equipment and speakers; phones and pagers; floppy and hard drives; CD-ROM units; cable/satellite receivers; televisions