Schools, businesses, public facilities and residents in Garland County can make plans now to participate in a free regional Electronic Waste Recycling Even from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12.
Residents can drive in, drive through and drive out of the Church Street entrance at the rear of the Hot Springs Convention Center to drop off electronics for recycling. Items accepted include cell phones, televisions, large and small computer equipment, MP3 players, video game players, communication systems, copiers, printers and plotters, audiovisual equipment, fax machines, medical equipment, microfiche readers, modems, cameras, calculators, tape drives, test equipment and more.
“This event is designed to handle large volumes of recyclable electronics that may currently be occupying valuable storage space waiting to be discarded,” said Randy Atkinson, Solid Waste Director and event chair. “Additionally, it prevents these items from going to the landfill.” Residents can also bring smaller quantities to the event, which is sponsored by the Southwest Central Regional Solid Waste Management District in cooperation with the Hot Springs Solid Waste Department. For information, call 321-6911.