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NCER Announces First in Series of Electronics Collection Events, Feb. 25 at Morgantown Best Buy Store

NCER Announces First in Series of Electronics Collection Events, Feb. 25 at Morgantown Best Buy Store

Davisville, WV (PRWEB) February 15, 2006

The National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) announced today the first electronics recycling event under a contract from the West Virginia High Technology Consortium (WVHTC) Foundation. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Morgantown area Best Buy store on Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHAT: Electronics Recycling Collection Event

WHERE: Parking Lot of Best Buy Granville, 4000 University Town Centre Drive, Granville, WV

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PRODUCTS ACCEPTED: Answering machines, camcorders, compact disc players, copiers, duplicators, electric typewriters, fax machines, hard drives, laptops, mobile phones, modems, pagers, personal computers (CPU, monitors, keyboards, mouse, and peripherals), printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, stereos, tape players, telephones and telephone equipment, televisions, VCRs, word processors

PRODUCTS NOT ACCEPTED: Microwaves, smoke detectors, and large household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners

FEES: The event is free, though there is a five unit limit per vehicle

Residents and small businesses are welcome to drop off up to five pieces of equipment (keyboards, mice, and mobile phones do not count towards the five unit limit) at this event. Large businesses/institutions must call (800) 711-6010 to deliver to the recycling center or arrange possible equipment pickup.

This collection event marks the first under a grant program collaboration between the NCER, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and Solid Waste Managment Board (SWMB); Amandi Services, formerly Envirocycle, Davisville; and SDR Technologies, located in both Davisville and Millwood, W.Va. The WVHTC Foundation, which was founded by Congressman Alan B. Mollohan, D-W.Va. to help build the state’s economy, awarded the NCER this grant under its Environmental Technology Program (ETP). Mollohan has obtained federal funding for ETP through his work on the House Appropriations Committee. The program is a cooperative partnership between the WVHTC Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The event represents a unique partnering of industry, non-profit groups, and government. Seven electronic product manufacturers are sponsoring this event by paying for the recycling costs of their branded products collected: JVC, Lexmark, Panasonic, Philips, Sharp, Sony, and Toshiba. The non-profit NCER is serving as a third party administrator to arrange with the WVDEP and SWMB for local electronics recycling collection events and recycling activities. Amandi Services, an electronics recycler, has been contracted for the demanufacturing of the collected devices. SDR Technologies, a plastics recycler, will accept plastics from the demanufactured electronics collected at the events to demonstrate how new plastics identification technology can improve the economics of plastics recycling through better identification and separation of commingled electronic polymer waste.

Other collection events will soon be scheduled across the state. For more information, go to or call (304) 699-1008.

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