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Recycling event offers way to safely dispose of old electronics

If you have old electronics lying around your house, you can safely get rid of them. / Mary Green

If you have old electronics lying around your house, you can safely get rid of them.

Albany's annual e-recycling event will be this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Civic Center parking lot.

Crews will unload your electronics from your car, so you won't even need to get out, said Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful Executive Director Judy Bowles.

You can drop off electronics, ink cartridges, old documents that you may want security shredded, and even old prescriptions, which the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit is collecting and disposing.

There is a $10 hazardous materials fee for CRT monitors and a $20 fee for old TVs.

While this event keeps products out of the landfill, it also has a financial benefit.

"To recycle and make a product out of a product is much cheaper than using virgin materials," Bowles said.

If you aren't able to make it Saturday, you can still recycle your electronics during weekdays at Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful on Habersham Road.

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