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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

11th Annual City of Birmingham Recycles Day


The City of Birmingham Recycles Day Committee and partners will host an event to allow 
citizens to recycle their Electronic Waste and Yellow Pages. One of two e-waste recycling days, the highlight is the opportunity to recycle TV's for FREE! TV's and computer monitors are often difficult to find recycling outlets for. This is also a mid-point for the AT&T Real Yellow Page recycling competition hosted by Keep Birmingham Beautiful Commission. Last year, nearly 30,000 yellow pages were diverted from local landfills through a similar effort.
Partners include the Keep Birmingham Beautiful Commission, AT&T Real Yellow Pages, Alabama Environmental Council, Birmingham Recycling & Recovery, ACIPCO, UPS, Alabama Power Company, and others.

What: E-cycles and Yellow Page Recycling Day
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6AM - 2PM
Where: Linn Park, Short 20th Street
Accepted Items for Recycles Day:

Yellow Pages, Personal Computers, Televisions, Monitors, LCD TVs, Flat Screen Monitors, VCRs, Radios, Stereos, DVD players, Microwaves, Power Supplies, Rechargeable Batteries, Vacuums, Banking Equipment, Telephones, Pagers, Networking Equipment, Laptops, Keyboards, Mice, Power Cables, Non-Hazardous Medical Equipment, Printers, Copy Machines, Servers, Hubs, Ink Cartridges, Toner Cartridges, Remotes, Modems, Projectors, Cameras
Unaccepted Items for Recycles Day:
Refrigerators, Washers, Clothes Dryers, Dish Washers, Mercury Containing Devices (Thermometers, Fire Alarms), Hazardous Chemicals/Materials, Light Bulbs, Florescent Bulbs, Bio Waste
A drive-thru for recycling e-waste, Yellow Pages telephone books, and cellular telephones will be available.

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Elena White is the founder and editor of  Life The Green Way, corporate sustainability coordinator at her day job, and a "rurban" wife and mother.  Learn more about her here and follow her on Twitter at @Lifethegreenway.