PALATKA – Stuck with old computers, fax machines, calculators and yards of cables and cords but don’t want to throw them in the trash?
Keep Putnam Beautiful, with some help from other groups, is offering electronics recycling now through April 15.
The theme is “Do It For the Kids,” and KPB director Marcia Marinello hopes the program will help clear out old equipment by recycling. With help from IT experts at the Putnam County School District, computers that are still workable will have their hard drives scrubbed. Those computers will then be available for students who don’t have computers at home.
Drop-off points are the KPB office at 205 N. Second St. in Palatka and Putnam County’s five libraries – Palatka, Interlachen, Bostwick, Crescent City and Melrose.
Palatka City Commissioner Rufus Borum, who helped get the recycling drive under way, says the electronics recycling effort is a good example of groups working together and helping the environment.
Accepted items include laptops, desktops, servers, monitors, televisions, networking equipment, tablets, smart phones, hard drivers, circuit boards, keyboards, printers, CD/DVD, shredders, fax machines, cables and/or cords, radios, video game consoles, adding machines and calculators.
Need more information? Call 386-325-9598.