Keep Orange County Beautiful is holding an E-Waste collection day on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the Orange Baptist Hospital parking lot at 608 Strickland Drive in Orange from 8 a.m. until 1 pm. The waits to be collected that day will include computers, laptops, hard drives, monitors, printers, power cords, cell phones, tablets, fax machines, scanners, UPS, batteries, electronic appliances, and televisions.
Orange County residents are encouraged to clear out their back rooms, garages, and offices and recycle their electronic waste or E-Waste. Not only are the bulk and the sizes of these devices bad for landfills, but all of them also contain at least one or two chemicals that can be highly toxic. The need to keep e-waste out of our landfills is becoming a major issue with municipalities and businesses and should be foremost in the minds of the general public as well.
“We all have old electronics hanging around the house and garage,” said Sandra Cash. chair of Orange County Beautiful. We need to make sure that those old ones do not go to the landfill but are recycled.
Funding for this event has been received from the TCEQ Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and SETX Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.