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Recycle unwanted electronics at free e-waste drop-off

As the technology world continues to grow and new gadgets replaced by even newer devices, how do you safely dispose of your electronics?

A recycle rally in North Charleston today aims to address that issue.

A free collection drive will be offered to the public from 7:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.

This is a zero landfill objective put on by Verizon. All materials will be reused or recycled. Over the past 4 years, Verizon employees and the public have turned over 1.5 million pounds of waste at these rallies.

The drive will be held at 2401 Mall Drive in North Charleston.

Items include: glass, plastics and aluminum cans; laptop and desktop computers; CRT (cathode ray tube) and LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors and televisions; computer cables, mice and keyboards; gaming consoles; telephones and answering machines; stereo and audio equipment; paper shredders; alarm clocks; printers; cameras; conferencing equipment; remote controls; earphones; small electronic appliances (such as coffee makers, toasters, toaster ovens and can openers); microwave ovens; vacuum cleaners; and electronic toys without batteries. Hard drives will not be wiped, and all batteries should be removed prior to turning in any items.

Items that will not be accepted include: hazardous waste (such as batteries, inks/toners, mercury bulbs); units containing fluid (such as motors and pumps containing fluid); refrigerators and freezers; medical waste, and radioactive material such as X-ray equipment.

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